Monroe Community Hospital recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new ventilator and pediatric units.
“We continue to invest in and enhance the technologies available at MCH to help the hospital best serve its residents and support stronger families here,” said Cheryl Dinolfo, county executive. “The addition of these specialized new units promises to expand the hospital’s capacity and capability, all while creating skilled nursing jobs.”
Starting in 2016, MCH sought approval to renovate and design a space to meet the growing need for ventilator and pediatric beds. In December 2017, MCH received approval from the New York State Department of Health to proceed with construction of a 20-bed ventilator unit and a five-bed pediatric unit that has the capacity for pediatric-specific vents.
This past summer, Monroe County entered into a partnership with UR Medicine to help support operation of the new units. The vent unit will welcome its first residents later this year.
“URMC and all of our affiliates are proud to partner with Monroe Community Hospital to assemble this much needed asset in our community,” said Kathleen Parrinello, chief operating officer at Strong Memorial Hospital. “By coming together, we are working to create a bright future for health care in Rochester, Monroe County and our entire region.”
New resident admissions to these units started in mid-September and are open to anyone who medically qualifies, regardless of their current provider system.
Full-time and per-diem licensed nursing positions are still available. Email resumes to kim_ogradyjones@urmc.rochester.edu to apply.