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Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care

A Bold and Visionary Innovation

Arriving Fall 2020

Redefining How Healthcare is Delivered

The new 7-story, 312,000-square-foot critical care center located at Rochester General Hospital is a bold and visionary innovation with breakthrough technology and equipment. It’s part of our goal to provide the highest level of care for the community and focus on what matters to our patients.

The critical care center will feature a brand new surgical care center, a women's health and newborn care, as well as 36 private patient rooms per floor for our medical, surgical, and oncology departments.

New Surgical Center

The new state-of-the-art operating suite will consist of 20 operating rooms designed for various procedures, and a post-anesthesia care unit will be equipped with 28 private patient bays with extensive nurse support.

Women's Health and Newborn Care

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will feature 14 private rooms with more space and comfort for babies and families. A postpartum suite will have 20 private rooms designed to ensure a family-centered environment around both mother and baby.

Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, and Oncology

With 36 private patient rooms per floor all with natural light, the new critical care center provides the ultimate comfortable healing environment for our patients.

Eric Bieber

The Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care will boast advanced technology, modernized equipment, and the region’s best doctors. We’re redefining how healthcare is delivered.

- Dr. Eric Bieber, CEO, Rochester Regional Health


Since the announcement of the project in 2016 and breaking ground in 2017, we are continuing to make significant strides towards the completion of the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care in the fall of 2020.
2018 Crane Installed

Crane Installation

The first major milestone was accomplished when the cranes were installed in 2018, leading the way for LeChase to begin construction.
2019 Last Beam Installed

Last Beam Installed

Installing the last beam provided the foundational structure needed to move towards the next phase of the project.
2020 First Units Move In

Units Move In

All units in the 7-story, 312-square-foot critical care center will move in mid-2020 and will give the center the look and feel that will redefine how healthcare is delivered.

Project Completion

Arriving fall 2020, we will celebrate the opening of the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care!


Check out the new critical care center in the news and take an exclusive video tour of the center!
In the News
Watch the groundbreaking celebration for the new center for critical care.
360-Video Tour
Take an exclusive 360-video tour created by architecture firm Clark Patterson Lee.
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Hear Dr. Bieber give his opening speech at the inaugural groundbreaking ceremony.

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