University of Rochester Medical Center

University of Rochester Golisano Children's Hospital (Rochester, NY) Strong Memorial Hospital
The entrance of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), now known as UR Medicine,[1] is located in Rochester, New York, is one of the main campuses of the University of Rochester and comprises the university's primary medical education, research and patient care facilities.

Schools and facilities

URMC is one of the largest facilities for medical treatment and research in Upstate New York and includes a regional Prenatal Center, Trauma Center, Burn Center and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, an Epilepsy Center, Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Emergency and treatment departments, Liver Transplant Center and Cardiac Transplant Center and also includes a major AIDS Treatment Center and an NIH-designated AIDS Vaccine Evaluation Unit. A large portion of the university's biomedical research is conducted in the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building and the Aab Institute of Biomedical Sciences.

URMC occupies a 4,000,000-square-foot (370,000 m2) complex located between Elmwood Avenue, Mount Hope Avenue (NY 15), Genesee Valley Park, and Lattimore Road.

In January 2008 the University of Rochester announced a $500 million strategic plan geared toward expansion in research and patient services. The plan will potentially add 800 new jobs to the university. Part of the expansion will include building a new 6-story, 123-bed addition to the hospital, a building for clinical and translational sciences, and a new ambulatory surgery center to be built on Westfall Road.

Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital is the main teaching hospital and patient care facility at the University of Rochester and is housed within the main complex of the URMC. It is a Level I trauma center serving the Rochester community and is the most prominent member of the Strong Health System.

Golisano Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital (GCH) formerly Children's Hospital at Strong, is a nationally ranked, freestanding acute care children's hospital in Rochester, New York. It is affiliated with the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The hospital features all private rooms that consist of 190 pediatric beds. The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults aged 0–21 throughout the region. The hospital also sometimes treats adults that require pediatric care. The hospital shares the rooftop helipad for the attached Strong Memorial Hospital and is an ACS verified level I pediatric trauma center, one of the only ones in the region. The hospital features a regional pediatric intensive-care unit and an American Academy of Pediatrics verified level IV neonatal intensive care unit. GCH also offers one of the country's few Ronald McDonald Houses that is located within a hospital.

The Flaum Atrium between the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Arthur Kornberg buildings

School of Medicine and Dentistry

The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) is an accredited medical school and school for advanced dental education,[2] with graduate education programs in biomedical, biological and health sciences. The facilities of the school are located in its own wing of the main URMC complex and the adjoining Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building with a total of more than 420,000 square feet (39,000 m2) of research space. Dental education and patient facilities are located within the URMC complex and the adjacent Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

SMD is ranked 32nd for research and 32nd in the primary care schools category by U.S. News & World Report, with the dental programs ranked in the top 10.[3] SMD also received a full six-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its 26 residency programs at Strong Memorial Hospital in 2005.[4][5] The medical school opened in 1925, and its first class graduated in 1929.[6]

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is an accredited nursing education program located in the Helen Wood Hall building of URMC. The school's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program was ranked the seventh best in the U.S., with the Adult Nurse Practitioner program ranked 13th and the Family Nurse Practitioner program ranked 21st by U.S. News.[7]

Recent developments

Recently, several new programs and centers have been founded at URMC. A cancer stem cell research program has been established at the Wilmot Cancer Center, one of only three such programs in the United States, the others being at Harvard University and Stanford University.[8] Also, a new Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has been announced, which will be housed in a new 150,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) research and education facility. The program was awarded a $40 million NIH grant, one of the largest in the history of the university.[9] URMC acquired Lakeside Hospital in Brockport and is creating Strong West. It will be an urgent care center with the possibility of having an emergency department system. In addition, a network of new Urgent Care centers branded as UR Medicine Urgent Care have opened in areas surrounding the Rochester, NY area since 2017, with more being added regularly.

Funding and budget

URMC comprises the largest portion of the University of Rochester's annual budget. For the 2004-2005 fiscal year, URMC's patient care and hospital resources accounted for 59% of the total university budget at $910 million.[10] URMC also makes up a large portion of the university's $232 million research budget.

Famous Faculty



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  2. ^ "Dentistry". URMC. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  3. ^ "About the School".
  4. ^ ACGME: Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester
  5. ^ Newsletter: A Gold Star for Graduate Medical Education
  6. ^ "History". University of Rochester Medical Center. Archived from the original on 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  7. ^ "School of Nursing:] Rankings, Achievements and Honors".
  8. ^ URMC Press Release: Archived 2009-06-22 at the Wayback Machine Wilmot Launches Cancer Stem Cell Research Program
  9. ^ URMC: The New Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
  10. ^ "University of Rochester Budget 2004-2005".
  11. ^ "George P. Berry, M.D." American Association of Immunologists.
  12. ^ "Philip Pizzo, MD". Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute.