State officials have signed off on U-R Medicine's plan for an ambulatory surgical center at the former Lakeside Community Hospital in Brockport.
The Department of Health has approved Strong West. Strong Memorial Hospital is upgrading three operating rooms and renovating the Lakeside pre-and-post-op patient care areas. They expect construction to start in April, after a final state review of the plans.
Strong West should open for surgical procedures sometime in the late summer.
U-R Health officials say they're still working with the Health Department on reopening the Lakeside Emergency Department as part of Strong West.