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UR Medicine Hospitals Surge Plans

Friday, March 27, 2020

UR Medicine participated in a Monroe County news conference on March 27, 2020, to update the public about hospital system capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. The fact sheet below summarizes our health system’s surge capacity plans, which UR Medicine hospitals submitted to the New York State Department of Health this week. Participants in the news conference included:

  • Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive
  • Michael Apostolakos, MD, Chief Medical Officer, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Kathleen Parrinello, RN, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Robert Mayo, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Rochester Regional Health
  • Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, Monroe County Health Commissioner

Hospital

Total Beds

Medicine/
Surgery and ICU Beds

Surge Phase 1

Surge Phase 2

Surge Phase 3

Total Surge Capacity

Percent Increase

Strong Memorial Hospital

886

690

197

231

262

690

100%

Highland Hospital

261

231

80

52

99

231

100%

F.F. Thompson Hospital

85

75

33

37

20

90

120%

Noyes Hospital

37

31

15

20

NA

35

113%

Jones Memorial Hospital

25

22

NA

14

15

29

132%

St. James Hospital

19

19

NA

17

8

25

132%

Total

1,313

1,066

325

370

404

1,099

103%

Total beds: Licensed beds of any type currently in operation

Medicine/Surgery and ICU beds: Beds used for most inpatient, surgical, and intensive care; the baseline for surge capacity planning. Excludes beds for some specialized services such as NICU, maternity and psychiatry

Surge Phase 1: Inpatient bed space freed up by decrease in non-urgent surgeries and procedures

Surge Phase 2: Deploying additional patient care space in the hospital or ambulatory clinics (e.g., Sawgrass surgery center)

Surge Phase 3: Doubling up non-COVID patient rooms to create more inpatient space, converting non-clinical hospital space to support inpatient care by adding beds, staff and equipment

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