The UR Medicine Network is getting larger. The regional health system announced on Tuesday that Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville and Noyes Health in Dansville will join the UR system.
The affiliation expands UR Medicine's network to five hospitals, including Strong Memorial, Highland and Thompson Health. UR Medicine has also been working with the leadership of St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell to preserve its inpatient services and obtain state funding to establish a new facility.
Officials at UR Medicine say the effort is aimed at strengthening health care services for patients across the Southern Tier. U of R President Joel Seligman says that "the changes taking place in America's health care system have significant implications for rural hospitals and the communities they serve."
URMC CEO Dr. Mark Taubman says the collaborations "will allow us to strengthen health care services and make those services more easily accessible..."
The boards of Jones and Noyes voted unanimously in favor of affiliating with UR Medicine.