CLOSER LOOK: Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care Groundbreaking

Update from Nancy Tinsley, R.N., President, Rochester General Hospital

After much anticipation, yesterday we held the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care. It was a heartfelt occasion that gave us the opportunity to thank Rob Sands, his family and Constellation Brands for their historic $20 million gift. It was also an exciting rallying point for members of our team and leaders from the community, who got a preview of the incredible changes about to take place at Rochester General Hospital.

The groundbreaking kicks off our exciting transformational journey. We are about to build a facility that will stand out as a gem for the entire Rochester community. When the building is finished in late 2020, the Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care will be where emerging technology and advanced care practices meet in a healing environment of privacy, comfort and dignity.

I want to thank all of you for remaining committed to providing excellent care throughout the changes this project will bring. No construction project comes without challenges, but these temporary inconveniences will lead to extraordinary dividends for our health system, employees and, most importantly, patients.

I am excited to embark on this journey with all of you!

Lead courageously,


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