Applications

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

Recent Applications


Project Date Proposal Status / Final Outcome
2/2/2012 F.F. Thompson - DaVinci

Rochester General Health System/Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital propose a combined application for a daVinci robot platform.

 FF Thompson Hospital proposes to acquire a daVinci robot.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the daVinci robot:

  • CTAAB had previously recognized the need for a daVinci robot in the Central Finger Lakes (CFL) region based on the number of residents in the region receiving such surgeries and the growth in patient and provider demand for robotic surgery.
  • The anticipated volume of surgeries is considered adequate to consider that the robot will not be underutilized and that surgeons and surgical staff will be able to acquire and maintain needed skills.
  • The joint proposal best meets the CTAAB objective of fostering collaboration among CFL hospitals and between CFL hospitals and tertiary care facilities.
  • CTAAB concluded there is no need for a daVinci robot at FF Thompson Hospital:
  • CTAAB had previously recognized the need for a daVinci robot in the Central Finger Lakes (CFL) region based on the number of residents in the region receiving such surgeries and the growth in patient and provider demand for robotic surgery.
  • The approval of a joint application determined as best meeting the CTAAB objective of fostering collaboration among CFL hospitals and between CFL hospitals and tertiary care facilities filled the recognized need.
9/19/2011 United Memorial Medical Center - Wound Care

United Memorial Medical Center proposed to construct a wound care center in renovated space.

Final Recommendation Made
8/18/2011 Unity Hospital - DaVinci Robot

Unity Hospital of Rochester proposes to acquire a daVinci SI robot.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the surgical robot:

  • Patient and provider demand for robotic surgery continues to increase.
  • Indications for robotic surgery are expanding.
  • Available surgical robots in the region are operating close to capacity.
  • Unity has 12 surgeons trained in robotic surgery, eight of whom are currently performing such surgeries at other area hospitals.

The surgical robot is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2012.

8/3/2011 Rochester General Hospital - Wound Care

Rochester General Health System proposes to build and operate an advanced wound care center in conjunction with St. Ann’s of Greater Rochester on the campus of St. Ann’s Community.

Withdrawn

7/18/2011 Rochester General Hospital - DaVinci

Rochester General Health System proposes to purchase and operate a third daVinci robot at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.

Withdrawn

7/7/2011 Strong Memorial Hospital - Wound Care

Strong Memorial Hospital proposes to establish a wound care extension clinic at 160 Sawgrass Drive, Rochester.

Grandfathered

7/6/2011 Geneva General Hospital - DaVinci Robot

Geneva General Hospital proposes to acquire a daVinci robot.

Withdrawn

5/23/2011 Clifton Springs - DaVinci

Clifton Springs Hospital proposes to acquire a daVinci robot.

Withdrawn

5/19/2011 Highland Hospital - DaVinci

Highland Hospital proposes to add a second daVinci robot.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the second surgical robot:

  • Patient and provider demand for robotic surgery continues to increase.
  • Indications for robotic surgery are expanding.
  • Available surgical robots in the region are operating close to capacity.
  • Highland Hospital has an established robotic surgery program with a dedicated surgical team.

The surgical robot is expected to be installed and ready for use by the end of 2011.

3/24/2011 Sleep & Wellness Center of Western NY

Sleep & Wellness Center of Western New York proposes to open a sleep center in Brockport, NY.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the proposed services:   

  • The sleep center will nominally serve areas, primarily in Orleans County, which experience less access to sleep diagnostic services than other areas in the region.
  • There are extensive wait times at existing services that could potentially serve these areas.
  • The sleep center and consulting sleep specialist physician accept all insurances, including Medicaid.
  • The specification of an operational date is moot; the sleep center is currently operational.  

CTAAB also addressed concerns that the sleep facility was built and marketed to the community prior to CTAAB review.  In the context of that discussion the applicant offered to identify for the payers patients who received sleep services prior to the May 17 CTAAB approval of the sleep center and will forgo reimbursement for services to these patients.