March 6, 2018
Statement From St. James Hospital:
HORNELL, N.Y. – Leaders from UR Medicine and the St. James Mercy Hospital board announced to staff that they have finalized an affiliation agreement between the two organizations.
St. James Hospital is the sixth to join UR Medicine’s network of inpatient hospitals, including Strong Memorial and Highland in Rochester, Jones Memorial in Wellsville, Noyes Memorial in Dansville, and F. F. Thompson in Canandaigua.
Since 2015, St. James has partnered with UR Medicine under an administrative services agreement that has brought new health services to Hornell including primary care, gastroenterology, imaging, and otolaryngology. Last year, the hospital welcomed a Chief Medical Officer from UR Medicine, Bilal Ahmed, M.D., who leads quality improvement initiatives and helps recruit physicians to the Hornell area. The affiliation will help St. James to continue expanding services and improving patient care, and to complete construction of the new Hornell Medical Village on schedule. UR Medicine also has a collaboration agreement with Oak Orchard Health, which has helped to expand availability of primary care, pediatrics, and dental services in the Hornell area.