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Message from the President & CEO

Bryan O’Donovan, M.P.A, M.S.

Welcome to the 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 (UR) Medical Center.

The Medical Office Building, which opened in early 2019, offers a wide variety of services, including primary care, Urgent Care, walk-in x-ray department, orthopedic and physical therapy clinics, and women's imaging, as well as many specialty services.

In addition, I am very pleased to say that in early 2020 the NEW St. James Hospital will open.  This state-of-the-art facility will include emergency and surgical services, 15 inpatient rooms, infusion clinic, MRI and other imaging services, as well as a beautiful new cafeteria, gift shop, and much more.  The hospital will offer the latest in comfort, technology, and is specifically designed to focus on the patients' 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 added a host of physicians and providers in a variety of specialties including orthopedics, general surgery, podiatry, urology, primary care and much more.  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 St. James Hospital and I am especially proud of the people who provide that care. However, if you have any questions about your care, please feel free to call (607) 324-8106.  If I can be of assistance please contact me at (607) 324-8113. We strive to be your local healthcare provider of choice—now and in the future.


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