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Clifton Springs Hospital creates ‘medical village’

The future of Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic was uncertain before plans were announced in 2013 for a partnership with Rochester Regional Health.

If there were any doubts after the affiliation became official in 2015, they are gone after the hospital’s new “medical village” opened recently. It is the first phase of a $32 million expansion and renovation project.

“People said ‘Oh no, the hospital’s going to close,” Dr. Dustin Riccio, president of Rochester Regional’s eastern region (which includes Clifton Springs Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital), said of the mood at the time. “As you can see, RRH is invested in this site, and this is tangible proof and progress. We are investing $32 million in this campus. This should tell people that these guys aren’t going away.”

The project got a jump start in 2017 from Marjorie Morris and G.W. Lisk Co., which donated a combined $3 million. Morris, who died last year at the age of 95, was the wife of the late I. A. “Drew” Morris, the longtime owner of G.W. Lisk.

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