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Unity Hospital Opens New Café

Unity Hospital opened its new bistro style Café to employees this week.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 2, at the entrance of Park Place Café, located a short walk from the main entrance of Unity Hospital, 1555 Long Pond Road.

The new Café has nearly quadrupled in size from the former cafeteria to match the expanding size of the new Hospital. The Café serves approximately 1,000 meals per day.

Park Place Café was designed specifically for Unity employees. Park Place amenities include:

  • An expanded healthier menu that includes a large salad bar as the central focus of the café, we well as a pasta bar and a pizza station with whole wheat options.
  • Two fireplaces.
  • A screened-in seating area to bring the outdoors in.
  • A warm, inviting atmosphere with low lighting.
  • Plenty of seating, twice as much as the former location.
  • An elegant design with tons of windows and skylights.
  • Easy to read menu boards.

“We really wanted Park Place to be a space where our employees and visitors can relax, enjoy a delicious meal, and talk with co-workers,” said Bob Donahue, vice president, Corporate Services. “We’ve added special touches so everyone can be comfortable taking a break in this open, friendly environment.”

Park Place Café offers healthy food selections in an attractive and inviting way. Some improvements that have been made to the menu include offering additional healthy food choices and a larger salad bar that is the central focus of the Café. Other enhancements include offering whole wheat pasta and pizza crust choices, an expanded selection of baked snacks, and instead of frying certain foods items such as French fries or chicken wings, they will now be baked or grilled.

“This is another way we’re trying to improve the health and wellness of our employees and visitors. We want to make these healthy food options more available and attractive in the hopes that people will make the healthy choice,” said David Karpowich, director of Food and Nutritional Services.

The new Café marks completion of another milestone of the Unity Hospital Modernization and Expansion Project. Earlier this year, Unity celebrated the opening of Unity Dialysis Services and Unity Endoscopy located in the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center.

By 2014, the Expansion project will be complete and will include major renovations and updates to Unity Hospital. The plan includes the creation of:

  • A new 4th floor with more inpatient beds
  • Larger, all-new private rooms
  • The Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center
  • Added capacity for heart care and joint replacement
  • A new cafeteria and lobby
  • More free parking
  • Larger and more elevators

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital, located on the Unity Park Ridge Health Care Campus in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity—an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.