In 1975, community leaders in Greece saw the rapidly expanding population and wanted to ensure that there was quality health care easily accessible to them. Park RidgeHospital opened its doors that year in response to the work done by these community visionaries. Park Ridge aligned with St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, NY to form the Unity Health System in 1997. Today it is a 681 bed health care network serving Western Monroe County in over 50 locations in the area. Unity Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and affiliated with the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The system is in the midst of a multi-year expansion and upgrade investing over $150 million in their facilities.
The main campus, UnityHospital in Greece offers a variety of specialty centers including their Intensive Care Unity which consistently ranks in the Top 100. Other specialties offered there include Joint Replacement Center, Pain Management Center, GI Unit, Family Birth Place, Stroke Center, Vascular Center, L.M. Salmen Surgical Center and their Emergency Center. The ER underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2006. The St. Mary’s Campus provides a variety of services including nursing home care, a brain injury rehabilitation unit and an urgent care center.
The Unity Health Foundation was formed to assist with fundraising for special services and programs offered by the non-profit health system. The Foundation gives money to the following services: behavioral health and chemical dependency programs, community outreach, senior housing, Unity Hospital, preventative health care services, physical rehabilitation services and child care programs among others.
Greece is home to two urgent care facilities helping to take the load off the hospital emergency room for non-emergency visits. Rochester Immediate Care opened in the Spring of 2010 on West Ridge Road in a newly remodeled building. GreeceHealthCenter also operates out of a facility on Long Pond Road near Janes Road seeing patients during daytime hours.
Greece has two live-in Hospice facilities to serve those patients and families needing end-of-life care. Journey Home was founded to provide compassionate care to terminally ill patients at no cost to them. They receive no insurance reimbursements and subsist solely on the generosity of the community. The Jennifer J. and Elizabeth G. Hildebrant Hospice Center is operated by Lifetime Health on the Unity Hospital Campus. This 11 bed facility was built in 2008 to embody the hospice promise of comfort and dignity at the end of life.
Greece has many types of senior living facilities to fit every income and need level. There are several 55 and over living communities such as Mill Landing. Many new independent living apartments with shared activity and dining space are located here such as Legacy at Park Crescent, Fleming Point Gracious Retirement, The Villages at Unity, Ada Ridge, Crimson Ridge and Grande’Ville. For those needing more care there are both intermediate and skilled nursing facilities such as Latta Road Nursing Home, Hamilton Manor Nursing Home, Atria – Greece and the Edna Tina Wilson Nursing Center.
For those who need assistance in caring for their elderly relatives, there are many in-home nursing and companionship businesses operating in Greece. Businesses such as Comfort Keepers and Services for Seniors can help with transportation, companionship, laundry, cooking, errands and personal care services. In-home nursing care is also available from several sources. Unity Health Call provides an emergency monitoring system to help provide urgent care on-call while allowing the user to stay in the comfort of their own homes.
Due to the location of Unity Hospital, Greece is home to a great many professional medical offices. Whether you need a general practitioner, specialist, pediatrician, family dentist or an optometrist you will find it in Greece. Several offices have recently built or rehabilitated their facilities to keep up with the growth in their practices.
Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC is located at 103 Canal Landing Blvd., Suite 103 in Greece, NY. They are internationally recognized as a leader in the field of breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis. It is the largest single-site breast imaging center in New YorkState. EWBC is ACR Accredited, FDA Certified and has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the AmericanCollege of Radiology (ACR).
Greece also has many pharmacies, both national and local, serving the needs of local residents. Medical equipment stores such as United Oxygen & Medical Equipment are conveniently located within town to service all your equipment needs. Emergency care is provided by two outstanding ambulance services: Monroe Ambulance and Greece Volunteer Ambulance. As in most of the country, the health care industry is rapidly expanding in Greece to take care of the growing and aging population.
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
The Greece Chamber of Commerce offers health insurance to local small business owners and their employees from both Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield and MVP Health Care. Individuals (not directly associated with businesses) may qualify for their Guardian Dental and Vision Insurance. For more information, please contact Will Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Lentini (email@example.com) at 227-7272 or click here.