ROCHESTER GYN & OB ASSOCIATES
TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT LAKESIDE HEALTH SYSTEM
Lakeside Health System welcomes Rochester Gynecologic & Obstetric Associates (RGOA) to offices at Lakeside Hospital in Brockport. The ten-physician group will offer expanded general Gynecology and Urogynecology care, and plans to perform laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgeries at Lakeside Hospital. Physicians in the practice will also provide Prenatal and Post-natal care for expectant mothers, although deliveries will be done at the University of Rochester Medical Center (Strong Memorial Hospital) instead of Lakeside.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to provide care for women in the Brockport area on the Lakeside campus and to help that community maintain the strong, on-site medical services they need,” said Stephan Sanko, M.D., of RGOA. “We welcome this exciting opportunity to provide continuous Obstetrical and Gynecology care for the patients of Lakeside Health System.” The practice expects to begin providing services at Lakeside in the next 90 days or less. The new RGOA office will represent the practice’s second location west of Rochester; Brockport area patients can also be seen at 1850 Buffalo Road in Gates or other RGOA locations.
The change enables Lakeside to close its current birthing center, a service that’s seen a declining number of deliveries over the last 10 years – although demand has remained steady for Gynecology services. This is part of Lakeside’s concerted plan to focus limited resources on services most needed by area residents.
“We are thrilled to welcome an outstanding physician practice with a reputation for excellent, patient-centered care,” said Hugh H. Collins, Lakeside Interim CEO. “This decision to eliminate our birthing unit and partner with RGOA allows us to concentrate resources and improve access to services most in demand by our community.”
Lakeside has submitted a closure plan for the birthing unit to the New York State Department of Health. Approval generally takes about 90 days. Patients of the current Ob/Gyn practice at Lakeside will receive complete information about the changes in a letter sent to their homes.
About Rochester GYN & OB Associates
Rochester Gynecologic and Obstetric Associates, P.C., is a group of ten highly experienced, board-certified obstetrician/gynecologists and two licensed and certified nurse practitioners with offices conveniently located in the Rochester, New York area. The practice will welcome its eleventh physician in August.
RGOA physicians will be located on the Lakeside campus, in addition to a location at 1850 Buffalo Road in Gates, which offers easy access for Lakeside patients. They also have two additional locations in the area. RGOA physicians welcome this exciting opportunity to provide continuous prenatal and GYN care for patients on the Lakeside campus. If you choose to become a patient of RGOA your baby will be delivered at the University of Rochester Medical Center (Strong Memorial Hospital). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 461-5940. For your convenience, the transfer form is attached.