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About Us

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The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. It forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester’s health research, teaching and patient care missions.

The University of Rochester Medical Center is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian, and nonprofit research university.

The medical center includes Strong Memorial Hospital, the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, with its faculty practice (University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group), and the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

SMH Ranked as Upstate New York’s #1 Hospital

Thanks to the hard work of our exceptional clinical care teams, we are proud that Strong Memorial Hospital is recognized as the #1 hospital in the Rochester region and the top hospital in NY outside of the NYC area by U.S. News & World Report. We work every day to advance care, making outcomes and your experience better.


Clinical Care

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s clinical enterprise, UR Medicine, consists of six hospitals located throughout the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions – Strong Memorial, Highland, F.F. Thompson, Noyes Memorial, Jones Memorial, and St. James hospitals – as well as Golisano Children’s Hospital, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, UR Medicine Home Care, the Highlands at Pittsford and Highlands at Brighton, nine urgent care centers, and an extensive primary care network.

UR Medicine’s flagship facility, the 897-bed Strong Memorial Hospital, is designated by the New York State Department of Health as a Level One regional trauma and burn center. It is home to nationally renowned clinical care, including Upstate New York’s only cardiac and liver transplant programs, the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, upstate’s premier cancer center providing comprehensive cancer care with expertise in precision medicine, complex cancers and clinical trials.

With a solid reputation for quality, Strong Memorial Hospital offers some of the top clinical programs in the nation as recognized by US News & World Report, and has earned the National Research Corporation “Consumer Choice Award” all 21 years since the honor’s inception.


Research at URMC

About 3,000 people are dedicated to scientific research, studying common and rare illnesses, from cancer and heart disease to Parkinson’s and pandemic influenza. These efforts have led to therapies that have saved countless lives and have improved human health locally, in the region, and across the globe.

Over the last five years, URMC has garnered more than $1.18 billion in biomedical research, landing the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in the top 26th percentile of U.S. medical centers in federal research funding.

URMC was one of the first 12 academic medical centers to receive a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health and has been continually funded by this grant for a total of $86 million. The University also was awarded a one-in-the-nation $19 million grant to coordinate more than 50 of the top academic medical centers in the nation that are part of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program.


Economic Engine

With more than 26,000 employees, URMC is the largest component of the University of Rochester, the largest private sector employer based in Upstate New York and the sixth-largest employer in the state. The direct and spillover impact of the University’s employee wages and spending, purchases, capital investments, and visitor and student spending, generate approximately 56,000 jobs across Upstate New York.