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UCVA Cardiovascular Joins Rochester Regional Health System

February 11, 2015

UCVA Cardiovascular Practice has joined Rochester Regional Health System effective January 1, 2015, bringing 15 UCVA cardiologists and 110 employees from four locations into the newly formed regional health network.

UCVA has served patients in Greater Rochester and the Southern Tier for more than 20 years from offices in Greece, Brighton, Dansville and Geneseo; they have also provided cardiology services at Unity Hospital for many years. While UCVA is now an integral part of the highly regarded Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) of Rochester Regional, their patients will experience a seamless transition with little change in day-to-day operations.

“We are excited about the opportunity to become a part of the staff at the acclaimed Heart Institute,” said Maurice E. Varon, MD, Managing Partner UCVA. “All of us at UCVA are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality of care our patients expect, and joining Rochester Regional will ensure our ability to provide seamless and exceptional service long term.”

“Bringing the talents and patient-first focus of the UCVA team into Rochester Regional will further position our cardiac team as the best in the Northeast,” said Ronald Kirshner, MD, Chief of the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute. “Our system-wide affiliations, our physicians and staff, and our award-winning quality together ensure our patients experience the best cardiac care available.”

Rochester Regional’s Rochester General Hospital (RGH) has earned national recognition for excellence in cardiac specialties and continues its affiliation as a Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery Program. Home to the fourth largest cardiac center in New York State, RGH has been recognized nine times as one of the nation’s Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals. According to the 2014 report from CareChex®, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, RGH ranks first in New York for Cardiac Care and Heart Attack Treatment and #2 in New York for Overall Medical Care.