Batavia hospital shifting service site in LeRoy

May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 7:36 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By Business First by Tracey Drury

May 22, 2012 Updated May 22, 2012 at 7:36 AM EDT

United Memorial Medical Center is planning to expand its LeRoy extension clinic at a new site, adding services in a more visible, accessible site.

The Batavia hospital filed plans last week with the state Department of Health to take over a site on Lake Road currently operated by Lakeside Memorial Hospital of Brockport. Plans call for Lakeside to close its existing urgent care center at the site, with United Memorial moving its Tountas Avenue center to the site.

With 131 beds, United Memorial is the only acute care hospital in Genesee County.

United Memorial operates a lab draw station, radiology center and urgent care on Tountas, which has three exam rooms where about 22 patients are served daily. The Lakeside operation offers urgent care and radiology services on Lake Road, which has five exam rooms and space for growth. Lakeside sees about 10 patients daily at the site.

According to the application filed with the DOH, the Lake Road site is more visible and offers more space, which will allow United Memorial to adequately serve patients from both sites. Cost of the project is pegged at $180,000 for relocation. United Memorial will assume the lease at the site, while continuing to maintain a primary care center at Tountas.

Lakeside, part of the Lakeside Health System, will file a separate closure plan with the DOH for its operation. The 181-bed hospital serves residents in Monroe, Orleans and Genesee counties.

The application from United Memorial to take over the site requires approvals from the DOH.

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