UR Medicine is preparing to open a new campus in Batavia | best story

BATAVIA – UR Medicine will open its doors on Monday at the new Batavia Campus.

The new 21,455-square-foot medical campus—located at 7,995 Call Parkway—will bring specialty clinics and primary care into one location, along with on-site laboratory services, making care more convenient for patients. It will also provide adult and pediatric allergy/immunology, neurosurgery, oncology, otolaryngology and audiology services, along with urology clinics and primary care practices at Batavia UR Medicine.

Additional services will be added over the next 12 months.

The campus is located near Route 98. The health care provider also serves a lot of patients in Albion, so the Batavia campus also allows them to get better care, said Michelle Lawrence, associate vice president for regional development. UR Medicine chose the site for the opportunity to be in an accessible aisle and its ability to expand in the future.

UR Medicine will remain at its current location on Banks Street. Dr. Eric Wu and Batavia Ophthalmology Clinic are joining UR Medicine and will move to the Flaum Eye Institute site on Liberty Street on June 1, which will be expanded to a space formerly occupied by primary care.

Dr. Webb Belcher, chief of neurosurgery, said that when he first started his practice 30 years ago, he had a patient from Le Roy who suggested Belcher come to Batavia.

Patients do not wish to travel to Rochester to see a specialist. They probably won’t get sponsorship unless you go out and meet them here.

Belcher began traveling to Batavia in 1993 at St. Jerome Hospital before moving to various locations in Batavia. He said that to get to know many people in Batavia, the site became a regular part of his outpatient clinic.

Since he had met many patients in the area, it occurred to him that getting to Rochester was a major struggle.

“I think from a patient’s point of view, giving them access to the specialist, allowing them to develop trust and meeting them is very important,” Belcher said.

The Batavia Campus, which will operate as an outpatient under Strong Memorial Hospital, will continue UR Medicine’s practice to provide specialty clinics with providers who are local or consistently practice in the community, allowing patients to maintain a consistent relationship with the same providers.

Even if a patient needs to travel to Strong West in Brockport or Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for surgery, their pre- and post-operative consultations can often be done via telemedicine from their home or from the Batavia offices, making the experience easier and more convenient. for patients and their families.

UR Medicine consists of six hospitals located throughout Finger Lakes, Southern Tier – Strong Memorial, Highland, FF Thompson, Noyes Memorial, Jones Memorial, St. James – In addition to Golisano Children’s Hospital and James P. Eastman Institute of Oral Health Center, UR Medicine Home Care, Highlands in Pittsford and Highlands in Brighton, 11 urgent care centers, and an extensive primary care network. The Batavia Campus will compete against the Rochester Regional Health, affiliated with the United Memorial Medical Center Batavia.

“I think competition is a good thing from a community service point of view,” said Steve Goldstein, president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital. “Our role and our work is when we identify a community need that is the best we can provide that service.”

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