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Chair of the Board Letter

Welcome to St. James Hospital! On behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to share our excitement and enthusiasm for providing and enhancing medical care services in our community and region. Over the last year, we have opened a new medical office building complex which houses medical services and out-patient programs and have completed the construction of our new hospital adjacent to this complex.  In March, 2020, we cut the ribbon for the opening of our brand new hospital, the culmination of the planning, hard work and cooperative effort of so many!

As we look towards the future, we will continue to strengthen our partnerships with UR Medicine and our affiliate hospitals to share specialists, expertise and medical services so that vital care can be as close to home as possible for patients in the region. As a board, we are committed to planning and collaborating on a regional basis with our hospital partners to increase our efficiency and to expand the quantity and quality of medical services that we can provide to our community.

St. James Hospital was founded in 1890 by Reverend James Early, the pastor of St. Ann’s Church, who saw a need to care for the sick in a growing community and who arranged the purchase of an old farmhouse on Canisteo Street, the first St. James Hospital in Hornell. We have come so far in the last 130 years. Now with the opening of our new hospital and medical office building, we are continuing the legacy of St. James for providing compassionate quality health care, close to home, for our community. With our new facilities, our dedicated staff, and our affiliation with UR Medicine, we believe that tradition will grow. Thanks to all for your support, loyalty and use of services as we continue our mission, face the challenges, and embrace the changes that the future of health care will bring.


Susan Gray, President

St. James Hospital Board of Directors