All current applications and reviews are posted here to ensure transparency and increase awareness.

Recent Applications

Project Date Proposal Status / Final Outcome
2/1/2006 F.F. Thompson - Second MRI

Thompson Health requests an expedited review of approval to own, operate, and maintain a second MRI within FF Thompson Hospital. 

CTAAB recognizes Thompson Health System’s need for comprehensive radiology services, including 24/7 access to MRI services, and supports Thompson’s proceeding to application for New York State Certificate of Need (CON) approval for an MRI. 


Consistent with precedent, CTAAB sees the capacity approval as site specific; therefore, any additional MRI capacity on the Thompson campus is seen as excess.

2/1/2006 Strong Memorial Hospital - Rennovations

Strong Memorial Hospital proposes to renovate medical adult intensive care units.  

CTAAB concluded there is a need for the proposed ICU renovations:

  • The present unit is outdated and undersized, without a sufficient number of private rooms.
  • ICU utilization at SMH justifies an increase in functional capacity.
  • The project does not appear to have an inflationary financial impact.
  • Quality of care will improve with improved facilities.
  • The anticipated project completion date is July 2007.
2/1/2006 Rochester General Hospital - MRI

Rochester General Hospital proposes to add a 1.5 Tesla MRI magnet in the hospital. 

CTAAB concluded there is a need for the proposed MRI:

  • The machine will provide improved access for inpatients and ED patients.
  • Patient safety will be improved.
  • The MRI will be operational by the fourth quarter of 2007.


1/1/2006 Rochester General Hospital - Additions

Rochester General Hospital proposes to construct a new endovascular suite, including an operating room, within the hospital. 

CTAAB concluded that there is a community need for the endovascular suite, based on the following rationale:

  • The hospital does not have sufficient operating room capacity of appropriate size to accommodate the desired equipment.
  • Growth in patient volume appropriate for the proposed facility is likely due to the decreased risk associated with the proposed surgical technology.
  • The proposal is cost neutral except for growth in volume.
  • The proposed unit will be funded with donor contributions or other cash.
  • Quality of care would increase with the proposed unit.
5/1/2005 The Ide Group

The Ide Group proposed to place a fixed PET-CT unit at its Clinton Crossings site in place of its current mobile unit.

CTAAB concluded that there was not a community need for the proposed fixed PET-CT, based on the following rationale:

  • The present PET-CT capacity is more than adequate to meet current and projected demand. A fixed unit available five days per week would create additional excess capacity in the community.
  • There is no clear evidence the images provided by a fixed PET-CT unit result in clinical differences in patient outcomes.

 Appeal: CTAAB received an appeal from the applicant.  Based on additional information presented, CTAAB concluded it would recommend approval of the application:

  • The proponent indicated they are willing to accept a limitation on days, hours, and use of the fixed PET-CT in order to remain within the approved capacity of 0.5 FTE.
  • Patient comfort and convenience are enhanced through the reduced scan time of the fixed machine and increased machine reliability in terms of downtime.

CTAAB recommended approval of the application for a fixed PET-CT for 2.5 specified days per week, the same days every week, as determined in conjunction with the payers.  The intent of CTAAB with this approval is to cap the usage of this capacity and not facilitate de facto utilization beyond the 2.5 days.

5/1/2005 Sleep Telemedicine Services

Sleep Telemedicine Services (NY D.B.A. Associated Sleep Centers) proposed to place a sleep center in Warsaw , NY .

CTAAB found that community need supported approval of the proposed Warsaw , NY sleep center based on access to care.

4/1/2005 Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital proposed to renovate surgical adult intensive care units and intermediate care units.

CTAAB concluded that there is a community need for the proposed renovations, based on the following rationale:

  • The beds to be renovated are considered to be functionally obsolete.
  • The number of staffed ICU beds will remain within the hospital’s current licensed ICU capacity.

CTAAB's recommendation included a suggestion that Strong Memorial Hospital be required to provide a detailed plan on how the unit will be staffed and how the needed staff will be recruited or developed.

3/1/2005 Barry Rosenberg, MD, PC, with United Memorial Medical Center

Barry Rosenberg, MD, PC, in conjunction with Alliance Imaging, proposed to place a dedicated mobile PET scanner at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia , NY .

CTAAB found community need supported approval of one day per week mobile PET scanning at United Memorial Medical Center based on access to care.

3/1/2005 Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital

Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital submitted a CON application for the expansion of its surgical services center and ICU.

CTAAB found that community need supported approval of the expansion/renovation of the ICU and OR service areas.

3/1/2005 Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong Memorial Hospital proposed to construct a four-story building to house the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, which will include all adult outpatient cancer care services (including radiation oncology, hematology-oncology, and chemo infusion therapy); translational, clinical trial, and cancer research programs; and medical education and administrative space.  This facility will accommodate a growing patient population and enhanced services.

CTAAB concluded that there was a community need for the proposed building, based on the following rationale:

  • The existing facilities are functionally obsolete and scattered in a manner both inefficient and burdensome to patients.
  • While the staff analysis did not indicate the projected visit volume will be achieved in the time frame projected, there is good reason to believe it will be achieved in a reasonable time.
  • The proposed space program appears to be appropriate to the identified needs and would represent a more efficient, more intensive use of space than at present.
  • The financial impact of the proposed facility does not appear to be adverse to community efforts to control cost.
  • The co-location of clinical and research spaces and integration of medical, surgical and radiation treatment modalities in one location will support high quality of care.