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Geneva Campus
Geneva General Hospital
(GGH), founded in 1898, is a 132-bed general acute care hospital providing both primary care and secondary level services.  A full range of diagnostic modalities is available at GGH including 64-slice CT scanner, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiovascular diagnostics and complete gastroenterology service. The 12-bed Family Birth Center features the single room labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care concept. The hospital's 13-station outpatient renal dialysis center and inpatient acute treat­ment service serves residents from a four-county area in the Finger Lakes. The hospital also operates a regional 15-bed acute physical rehabilitation program specializing on improving independence for persons following a life-changing event such as a stroke or significant orthopedic fracture.  This is a unique service in the Central Finger Lakes region.  GGH is staffed by a Hospitalist service comprised of 9 physicians who provide 24/7/365 medical supervision for inpatients.

Long term care services at the Geneva campus include the Living Center at Geneva - North (LCG-N), an 80-bed nursing home, which also operates a short-term Respite Care program.  Opened in 1996, LCG-N is the newest addition to our long term care division.

The Living Center at Geneva - South (LCG-S) is a 103-bed nursing home that opened in 1971 as the first nursing home in New York State to be attached to a hospital. LCG-S operates a 25 participant Adult Day Health Center in Geneva and 15 participant center in Waterloo to provide a continuum of care for the elderly and those in need of medical supervision. The living center specializes in short term rehabilitation services through its Transitional Care Unit.

The North Street Apartments, a 50-unit elderly housing complex, is operated on the Geneva campus to further complement our long term care services. This hospital-sponsored facility meets identified housing needs of elderly and handicapped citizens in Ontario County.

The hospital also operates the highly regarded Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing, which provides a source of well-trained licensed practical nurses for the Finger Lakes region. By using the school's innovative One Plus One program, students can continue their education for one more year at Finger Lakes Community College and become a registered nurse. One of only three hospital-based practical nursing programs in the state, the school enjoys full accreditation from the National League for Nursing.

Founded in 2008, the Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing offers a full-time college experience that is flexible and conducive to adult learners. This hospital-based Associate Degree program is open to all applicants interested in pursuing a career as a registered nurse and it is the first College of Nursing in the area to offer classes focused on adult learners who can benefit from an evening and weekend class schedule.

The Finger Lakes Surgery Center provides a full range of outpatient and minimally invasive surgery including: orthopedics, eye, ear, nose & throat, general surgery, endoscopy, and podiatry services.  Built in 2005 to provide a healing environment for patients and staff, the surgery center features soft colors, artwork, a fireplace and attentive and supportive staff.

Clyde Family Health Center located in Clyde, NY, 22 miles northeast of Geneva, opened in 2006 and provides a full range of primary care services. Laboratory services are also provided at this site.

Waterloo Campus
The Seneca Family Health Center opened in 1999 and provides a full range of primary care services.  In addition, the center offers an occupational health program providing a wide range of health and wellness services to employees of local businesses and industries.  Laboratory, radiology and physical therapy services are conveniently located next door in the Taylor-Brown Health Center.

Long term care services include the Huntington Living Center, a 160-bed nursing home that includes a 40-bed special needs unit, providing long term care services for Alzheimer's related diseases.

The East Main Street Apartments is a 40-unit elderly housing complex which meets identified housing needs for elderly and handicapped residents in Seneca County.

Penn Yan Campus
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital (SSMH), named to honor and memorialize area residents who served in World War I, has been located on the northern edge of the village since 1924. Offering a full range of services including emergency care with a newly established Advanced Life Support Unit, outpatient surgical services including endoscopy, primary care, long term care and mental health services, SSMH operates a 25-bed general acute care hospital, including 3 intensive care unit beds, medical-surgical and telemetry beds.  A 10-bed inpatient psychiatric unit is also operated at the Penn Yan site.  Outpatient diagnostic services include laboratory, physical therapy, radiology including a 16-slice CT scanner, pulmonary and cardiology services including cardiac rehabilitation.

The Dundee Family Health Center is an outpatient primary care facility located in the village of Dundee, NY, 12 miles south of Penn Yan.  The facility specializes in Family Medicine and serves infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients from Dundee and surrounding communities.  A lab draw station is also on-site.  Services are provided by a family practice physician, nurse practitioner, licensed practical nurse and support staff. 

Located a short distance from the main Penn Yan campus, the John D. Kelly Behavioral Health Center, an outpatient mental health facility housing a mental health clinic, continuing day treatment program and senior outreach program, is a modern facility which opened in June 1996. The clinic provides a variety of individual, family and group counseling services and support groups. The continuing day treatment program serves severely and persistently mentally ill clients, who require on-going care, through individual and group activities. The senior health program also includes a 24-hour on-call crisis team to provide emergency evaluations as needed.

Long term care services are provided by The Homestead,a 150-bed long term care center, which provides an 18 participant Adult Day Health Care program along with a 20-bed neurobehavioral unit and a respite bed for short-term stays.

Finger Lakes Health Foundation provides financial support for projects throughout the health system. Charitable gifts from area residents, businesses, civic organizations and other community sources, combined with contributions from those closely affiliated with the health system help fund a variety of special projects. Annual Fund campaigns, estate and deferred gifts, gifts-in-kind and investment income provides funding for Foundation grants.

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