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News from Unity

Unity Hospital Recognized with Top 100 Ranking in National Community Value Index

Rochester, N.Y. (July 9, 2010) – Unity Hospital has been ranked one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for the National Community Value Index for its outstanding score based on the value provided to the community. The ranking is compiled by Cleverley and Associates. The Community Value Index was created to provide a measure of the value that a hospital provides to its community.

It is made up of 10 measures that assess a hospital’s performance in four areas including:

• Financial viability and plant reinvestment
• Hospital cost structure
• Hospital charge structure
• Hospital quality performance

Unity Hospital has also been recognized as a Community Value Five-Star provider, which means it is the in the top 20 percent of the Community Value 100. Those hospitals that are identified in the Community Value Five-Star category are the highest scoring facilities in the country. "There is increasing attention and awareness about the cost of healthcare and its value to the community it serves" said Thomas Crilly, chief financial officer, Unity Health System. “The CVI rating demonstrates that Unity Hospital is highly efficient and cost effective in its delivery of health care to the community.”

Crilly also noted that Unity is a one of Rochester's largest employers with an annual operating budget in excess of $ 500 million. About Clevery + Associates Cleverley + Associates is a Columbus, Ohio-based healthcare data and consulting services firm specializing in custom data analyses and reporting for healthcare providers, consultants, and vendors. The company’s primary focus is to provide healthcare providers with solutions and recommendations that will enhance their financial performance.

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 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, Chemical Dependency, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, plus the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world’s fifth largest provider of clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating.