Rochester Regional Health in the News: This Week’s Highlights, Including Breaking Ground on the Critical Care Center


Rochester Regional Health continues to be highlighted in the local news regarding a variety of topics. In case you missed the coverage, below is a brief sampling of recent news stories featuring our employees, initiatives, and health system.

  • On May 10, we broke ground on the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care, a new space located at Rochester General Hospital that will provide convenient and accessible healthcare to our region.Fueled by a $20 million gift from Rob Sands, the Sands family foundations and Constellation Brands, the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care will include a state-of-the-art perioperative platform with 20 operating rooms, 26 post-anesthesia beds, 54 prep/Recovery beds, and more. This was covered by:
  • On May 10, Spectrum News profiled  Grace Sanford, a special woman who has been volunteering at Rochester General Hospital for 60 years. Even after logging over 19,000 volunteer hours, she has no plans of stopping any time soon!
  • Tara Gellasch, M.D., associate chief of OB/GYN at Newark Wayne Community Hospital, spoke with Democrat & Chronicle on May 5 about surprising benefits of using oral contraceptives, as well the effects of sleep deprivation on new mothers.