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News from Unity

Construction To Begin For State-of-the-Art Medical Complex

Unity Health System and Broadstone Real Estate, LLC (Broadstone) held a groundbreaking ceremony today for Unity at Ridgeway—a 120,000 square foot medical office building that will be located at 2655 Ridgeway Avenue in the Town of Greece.

Several health services provided by Unity will be located at the facility, including a women’s center, a center for the treatment of diabetes, a medical laboratory, diagnostic imaging, sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, and neurology. Unity will lease the building from Broadstone.

“Unity at Ridgeway is part of our plan to make health care accessible and convenient to our patients,” said Timothy R. McCormick, CEO of Unity Health System. “This medical complex will allow us to free up much-needed space at Unity Hospital, and co-locate like services in one place. Our forward-thinking plan will accommodate the growing demand for our services.” McCormick stated that an additional 54 health care jobs will be created within the next three to five years.

Services located in the complex will have the latest in advanced medical and information technologies, in order to provide the best quality of care.

“We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Unity and our other partners for this project,” said Amy Leenhouts Tait, CEO of Broadstone. “It brings so much benefit to the community, in the form of jobs, additional tax revenue and improved health services.” Tait added that the building’s state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly design is expected to achieve LEED (Leading in Engineering and Environmental Design) certification with the United States Green Building Council. [The total project cost is approximately $30 million.]

M&T Bank is providing construction and permanent financing with assistance from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency. Bergmann Associates is providing architectural and engineering design services. LeChase Construction will serve as the Construction Manager. Initial occupancy is expected in early 2010.

About Unity Health System

Unity Health System provides a complete network of health care services from the Unity Park Ridge Hospital Campus in the town of Greece, the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, and at numerous other sites throughout Rochester and western Monroe County. Services include inpatient and outpatient hospital care and surgery, a family birth place, women’s health services, chemical dependency and mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, adult day health and home health programs for older adults, retirement communities, child care, and laboratory services, among many others. Contact: Natalie Ciao at (585) 368-3091 or nciao@unityhealth.org.

About Broadstone Real Estate

Broadstone Real Estate, LLC is a commercial property management, development and investment firm based in Rochester, New York. Led by Norman Leenhouts and Bob and Amy Tait, the company currently has 2.4 million square feet under management, including 36 properties in twelve states. Contact: Amy L. Tait, (585) 399-7091 or amyta@broadstonere.com