Our Clinical Program and Regional Draw
Residents are based primarily at the University of Rochester’s principal teaching site, Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH). At Strong, the specialty units share a 24 bed inpatient unit for neurology, which is adjacent to a 24 bed neurosurgery inpatient unit with incorporated neurological critical care postoperative and step-down beds. The department also operates a 5000 sq ft outpatient facility at Strong, which has examining rooms adjacent to both clinical neurophysiology and neuroradiology facilities. The neurology outpatient clinics at Strong, Rochester General, and our 9000 sq ft offsite clinic, at Clinton Crossings, saw over 27,000 patients in 2010-11, distributed among both general neurology and a host of specialty clinics.
In addition to their work at Strong, residents also rotate at Highland Hospital (HH) and Rochester General Hospital. Highland a 261-bed hospital is considered “the best of both worlds” with its community feel but access to tertiary care. It is enjoying rapid growth of its neurological and neurosurgical services, with a planned expansion in 2012 of a dedicated 16-bed inpatient neuromedicine floor.
Rochester General Hospital (RGH) is a 528-bed, full service hospital that serves the northeast community of Rochester. Inpatient activities include a general neurology and a stroke consultation service, as well as a neurorehabilitation service. Outpatient activities encompass a broad range of general neurology and subspecialty clinics.
SMH, HH and RGH are New York State designated Primary Stroke Centers. Together our facilities comprise the three largest hospitals in the city of Rochester, and have a combined market share that includes most of Rochester’s population, as well as that of the surrounding counties.