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

Recent Applications

Project Date Proposal Status / Final Outcome
4/4/2008 Unity Hospital - Renovations

Unity Hospital proposes to construct and modernize its facility; certify 72 medical/surgical beds, seven intensive care unit beds, six coronary care unit beds, four physical medicine and rehabilitation beds, 19 traumatic brain injury beds, and two coma recovery beds; decertify a five psychiatric bed service; decertify four physical medicine and rehabilitation beds, 24 traumatic brain injury beds, and five coma recovery beds at St. Mary’s Campus.

Final Recommendation Made
1/11/2008 Rochester General Hospital - Renovations & CT

Rochester General Hospital proposes to undertake major modernization and renovation, including adding 36 net new medical/surgical beds and a 16-slice CT scanner.

Final Recommendation Made
1/1/2008 Highland Hospital - DaVinci

Highland Hospital proposes to purchase a daVinci robot.

CTAAB concluded there is a need for the proposed robot:

  • Highland Hospital does not have a robotic system.
  • Demand for this type of surgery will continue to grow.
  • The proposed unit will not add to community cost from a reimbursement perspective.
  • Quality of care is improved.
  • Anticipated project operational date is January 2009.
9/1/2007 Beverly Prince, MD - Sleep Lab

Beverly Prince, MD, (Warsaw ENT) proposes to build and operate a two-bed sleep lab.

Application was withdrawn.

9/1/2007 Geneva MRI - MRI

Geneva MRI proposes to provide mobile MRI service, followed by fixed magnet service, in Geneva, NY.

CTAAB concluded there is no need for the proposed MRI services. Community MRI capacity is sufficient to meet current and projected demand.

8/1/2007 Strong Memorial Hospital - ASC

Strong Memorial Hospital proposes to build an off-site hospital-based ambulatory surgery (outpatient) center.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the proposed ambulatory surgery center:

  • Although there is no community-wide need for additional operating room capacity, Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) has demonstrated institution-specific need;
  • Development of hospital-sponsored capacity will maintain and may increase financial access to care;
  • The requirements of medical education and training and recruitment of physicians will be served by a hospital-sponsored ambulatory surgery center;
  • The ambulatory surgery center will be located on Sawgrass Drive; anticipated project completion date is April 2009 (assuming New York State Department of Health approval).
8/1/2007 Radiologists of the U of R - PET/CT

Radiologists of the University of Rochester propose to use the PET-CT at Science Park on a full-time basis.

CTAAB concluded there is need for recognition of the full-time use of the PET-CT:

  • Although there is not community need for additional PET capacity, the RUR unit is nearing full utilization of its “approved” capacity of 0.6 full-time-equivalent use; and
  • With consideration of the machine’s use for research applications, movement to “full-time” use represents minimal expansion of capacity.
8/1/2007 Geneva General Hospital - MRI

Geneva General Hospital proposes to replace a 1.5T mobile MRI with a 1.5T fixed MRI.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the proposed MRI:

  • The change from a mobile to a fixed unit will afford improvements in quality; and
  • MRI ownership will enable greater scheduling flexibility and extended coverage, as needed, and thus improve access.
  • Anticipated project completion date is within one year of approval of the Certificate of Need application.
7/1/2007 Finger Lakes Radiology - MRI

Finger Lakes Radiology proposes to purchase a 1.5T MRI and make it a fixed unit in Geneva General Hospital 

Application was withdrawn.

7/1/2007 University Medical Imaging - MRI

University Medical Imaging proposes to purchase and install a fourth MRI, which will be a 3T.

CTAAB concluded there is need for the 3.0 Tesla MRI:

  • Although there is not a current community-wide need for additional MRI capacity, UMI is operating its MRIs significantly above CTAAB’s benchmark for scanner utilization;
  • The 3.0T MRI currently available in the community is fully utilized; and
  • Given UMI’s overall MRI volume, it is reasonable to add a specialized scanner to its mix of capabilities when adding incremental capacity.
  • Anticipated project completion date is March 2008