RGH Teams Up with Orleans Community Health
Written by Dan Fischer on April 11, 2018
Orleans Community Health is entering into an affiliation with Rochester Regional Health. Through the agreement, Orleans Community Health will contract select health care services from Rochester Regional Health and its hospital in Batavia, United Memorial Medical Center.
“We’re excited about this new affiliation,” remarked Dawn Meland, board chair of Orleans Community Health. “It gives us more attractive options when we decide how to bring new services to the area, which is a great thing for our patients. Additionally, as we identify opportunities to reduce costs, improve efficiency and make health care more sustainable in this part of the region; we now have a partner ready to help us better take advantage of those opportunities.”
Shortly after the start of the new year, Rochester Regional Health began to expand its primary care offerings through this agreement. Market research has identified a shortage of primary care providers in Medina and Orleans County. In January, a full-time primary care office began to operate at the United Memorial Medical Center Medina location. Orleans Community Health is also looking to expand this office space to support future growth.
Orleans Community Health will remain its own independent organization under the terms of this agreement.
“Orleans Community Health is a critical asset to our community and they share our commitment to delivering great care close to where people live and work. It’s a natural partnership,” remarked United Memorial Medical Center President Dan Ireland. “It’s also an important partnership for the future. Together, we’re making care more accessible in a model that can adapt as the needs of patients continue to evolve.”