Wellsville physician joins Strong Health

October 18, 1999

Wellsville internist M. Keith Sale, M.D., has joined Strong Health, the region's premier health care system.

Dr. Sale was appointed to the faculty of the University of Rochester Medical Center and will continue serving patients at his North Main Street office in Wellsville.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sale to Strong Health," said Leo Brideau, president and CEO of Strong Partners Health System Inc. "The relationship will benefit patients in the Wellsville region by providing them with the additional services of our health care system."

"I am very pleased to join the Strong family," Sale said. "I believe this move brings to my patients an improved opportunity to avail themselves of tertiary care services available through Strong, as well as ensuring that Wellsville-area health care consumers have access to a wide variety of health care provider options."

Sale received his medical degree in 1968 from St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School in London. He came to the United States in 1972 for a cardiology fellowship and moved to Wellsville in 1973, where he is now chief of staff and chair of the Intensive Care Unit at Jones Memorial Hospital. Sale has had a private practice in internal medicine for more than 25 years and is accepting new patients.

Strong Health is the region's premier health system. In 1994, an alliance known as Upstate Health Partners was formed to link Strong Health with Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville and St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. The system also includes Strong Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital at Strong, Highland Hospital, the Eastman Dental Center, and long-term care affiliates the Highlands at Brighton and the Highlands at Pittsford, as well as Visiting Nurse Service, Monroe County's largest licensed home health agency. In addition, Strong Health includes nearly 900 affiliated physicians representing virtually every medical specialty.

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