Rochester Regional Health Receives more than $47 million to improve Health Care Delivery and Patient Care in Finger Lakes Region

March 10, 2016

Rochester Regional Health has received more than $47 million in New York State DSRIP funding to move forward with three important projects that will improve the quality of health care in the Finger Lakes Region.

The system will use the funds for its Northeast Health Center expansion, Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinics, and system-wide implementation of DSRIP-related information technology improvements. All of these projects will expand patients’ access to convenient and efficient medical care, revitalize existing facilities, support the system’s population health initiatives, and enhance connectivity with Rochester Regional’s community partners.

“These investments will support Rochester Regional’s continued work to make strategic changes that ensure smart growth and best serve our patients,” said Rochester Regional Health President & CEO Eric J. Bieber, MD. “We will continue to focus our resources where they can do the most good for our growing community of patients, wherever they are and whatever their needs may be.”

The initiatives will be funded by New York State’s Capital Restructuring Financing Program and Essential Health Care Provider Support Program, which has invested $1.5 billion statewide and $95.8 million in the Finger Lakes Region to help health care providers with critical capital and infrastructure improvements. The funding is a component of the state’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), reinvesting $7.3 billion in Medicaid savings that resulted from an agreement between New York State and the federal government in 2014.

Rochester Regional Health has been a leader in DSRIP implementation in the Finger Lakes Region, and continues to work to reduce health care costs, improve the health of our population, reduce avoidable hospital admissions and emergency room visits, and ensure the financial sustainability of health care providers.