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September 01, 2015

Building will house outpatient imaging, autism care services

Work is under way on a new building that will house a state-of-the-art outpatient imaging center, as well as the region’s first stand-alone clinic to integrate care of autism with pediatric neuromedicine and child and adolescent psychiatry services.

The 90,000-square-foot, three-story building creates space to relocate outpatient imaging and interventional radiology clinics, as well as autism and neuromedicine and behavioral health pediatric programs from the Medical Center campus to an easily accessible location along East River Road and the I-390 corridor.

The first two floors will combine spacious, private patient spaces with advanced imaging technology for diagnostics and treatment. The third floor will house the new William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic, supported by a $1 million gift from the William and Mildred Levine Foundation. The autism clinic will colocate specialists in autism, child and adolescent psychiatry, and neuromedicine services to offer multidisciplinary care to for children and teens.

The clinic has been designed to meet the environmental and sensory needs of children with autism spectrum disorders.

“This expansion will transform the way we deliver care and provide leading-edge technology and therapies to people who travel near and far for UR Medicine expertise,” says Joel Seligman, University president and CEO.

The new site provides space to create the region’s first outpatient interventional radiology clinic. It also enables Strong Memorial Hospital to retool its imaging operations for patients on inpatient units.

“We are a regional destination for complex pediatric care and imaging sciences, and as we create a health care network throughout upstate New York, more patients will come to rely on us for services and technologies that are available only through the Medical Center. This facility is the latest example of our commitment to making services more accessible,” says UR Medicine CEO Mark Taubman.

The $28 million building will be completed in early 2017.

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