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Highland Hospital Capital Project

New Space for Our Patients and Community

For over 125 years, Highland Hospital has been committed to excellence in health care, with patients and their families at the heart of all that we do. We deliver Medicine of the Highest Order in a community hospital where compassion, quality, and patient- and family-centered care are our guiding principles. Our affiliation with a world-class medical center allows us to provide the best of both worlds—state of the art medicine and personalized care.

Highland Hospital is undertaking a $28 million expansion and renovation that will take its excellence in patient- and family-centered care to a higher level. The modernization and addition to current facilities will enhance patient care and the overall patient experience by improving patient flow, access, safety, prevention of infection, and confidentiality.

The culmination of several years of planning and working with the Highland Park Neighborhood Steering Committee, the City of Rochester, and other community representatives, this project addresses essential facility improvement priorities that will help Highland retain world-class physicians and remain the leading community hospital in Rochester.

“Today’s dynamic health care creates interesting challenges and big obstacles. Highland’s focus is evolving at a rate that allows us to continue to deliver the highest standards of care.”


-Steven I. Goldstein, M.H.A., President and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital and Vice President of UR Medicine

Capital Improvements

A new two-story addition will add 30,000 square feet to the south side of Highland’s campus. After a ceremonial groundbreaking on June 1 2015, construction is well underway and scheduled for completion in November 2016.

  • Six new, state-of-the-art operating rooms will accommodate emerging technologies such as robotic surgical equipment and provide better conditions for patients before, during, and after surgery.
  • A 26-bed observation unit for short-stay patients will provide private rooms with decentralized nurse stations in closer proximity to rooms for more personalized care.
  • More private rooms will be created in other areas of the Hospital, providing increased privacy and comfort, as well as improved safety and infection control.

Internal renovations will update and expand Highland’s existing perioperative area, creating a state-of-the-art Perioperative Suite and improve patient flow to the new building.

Additional renderings (click to expand)

Make a Gift

This historic project relies on the generous support of our community. For more information on available naming opportunities or to make a gift in support of the building, please contact the Highland Foundation.

Andrew Muldoon

Neal Burns