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Message from the President & CEO

Bryan O’Donovan, M.P.A, M.S.

Welcome to the UR Medicine - St. James Hospital website, and thank you for taking the time to learn about the services available right here in our community. We are here to provide you and your family with personal and compassionate service whenever a healthcare need arises.  Since 1890, St. James Hospital’s mission has focused on serving Hornell and the surrounding communities, improving their health and quality of life.  We are strongly positioned to meet the community’s current and future healthcare needs, through our affiliation with the University of Rochester Medical Center (UR Medicine).

The Medical Office Building opened in late 2018, offers a wide range of outpatient services through our affiliation with UR Medicine including primary care, orthopaedics and many specialty clinics. This location is also the home for urgent care, physical therapy, women's imaging, walk-in x-ray service, cardiac rehabilitation, and our Coumadin clinic.

In addition I am very pleased to introduce the NEW St. James Hospital, which opened in March 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility includes emergency and surgical services (four operating rooms, 13 pre- and post-surgery beds), 15 inpatient rooms, laboratory, infusion clinic, fixed MRI and hi-tech imaging services, as well as a beautiful new cafeteria, gift shop, and much more.  The hospital offers the latest in comfort, technology, and is specifically designed to focus on our patients' and their families’ needs.

Although these building projects are important and essential, we continue to invest in our people, the heart and soul of St. James. We have recently added a host of physicians and providers in a variety of specialties including orthopaedics, general surgery, podiatry, urology, primary care, emergency medicine, and pain management.  Our physicians, nurses, colleagues and other caregivers blend compassion with expertise, which has a positive impact on the lives of our patients, our neighbors, and our community.

I am confident in the quality of services we provide at UR Medicine - St. James Hospital and I am especially proud of the people who provide that care. If I can be of assistance please contact me at (607) 247-2250. We strive to be your local healthcare provider of choice – now and in the future.


Bryan O’Donovan, M.P.A, M.S.
President and Chief Executive Officer

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