Strong Memorial Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

The expansion is expected to be completed in 2027

By Jeff Wardon, Jr., Assistant Editor

Leaders from the University of Rochester and University of Rochester Medical Center, Federal, State and local government, and community supporters gathered to celebrate the University’s largest capital project in its history. When completed, the Strong Expansion Project will more than triple the size of Strong Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department and add a new, nine-story patient tower, resulting in 650,000 square feet of space.

The groundbreaking event recognized the completion of enabling projects and excavation that prepared the site for the project, and the start of new construction.

Expected to be completed in 2027, the project will help address chronic bed shortages and ED overcrowding issues that the community has faced for years.

It will add more than 200 examination/treatment and patient observation stations in phases to the ED and the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP). The combined ED and CPEP footprint will more than triple, from 32,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet.

Plans also include a nine-story inpatient bed tower, which will add ED space, more than 100 private inpatient rooms, and floors for future operating rooms and treatment services. 

September 13, 2023

Topic Area: Construction

Recent Posts

Texas to Offer Grant to Aid Operations for Rural Operations

Over 80 hospitals in Texas currently face closure.

Allina Health Opens Lakeville Specialty Center

The 100,000-square-foot center includes more than 10 specialty services.

How Can BAS Help HVAC Systems Be More Efficient?

HVAC manufacturers discuss the efficiencies of pairing HVAC systems with BAS.

Lessons to Learn from the Ascension Ransomware Attack

Securing backup data, having the correct resources and sharing information are crucial to addressing ransomware attacks.

DIG Completes Two New Hackensack Meridian Hospital Projects

Their Jersey Shore and JFK Medical projects focused on enhancing the patient and staff experience.


FREE Newsletter Signup Form

News & Updates | Webcast Alerts
Building Technologies | & More!


All fields are required. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.