|History of the Campuses and Buildings of the University of Rochester|
|United States Hotel||Prince Street Campus||Eastman School of Music||Medical Center||River Campus||Mid-Campus||South Campus||Mt. Hope Campus||Graduate, Family and Veteran Housing||Central Utilities||Other Off-Site Buildings|
|Medical Center||U Wing (5000)
|Diagnostic Clinic and Rehabilitation Center|
A Diagnostic Clinic and Rehabilitation Center was opened in 1962 along Crittenden Boulevard. A frozen sprinkler pipe flooded the building on December 25, 2022, causing substantial damage that will require the entire building to be brought up to current code requirements.
1960 "The Patient: His total needs for diagnosis, care and rehabilitation," Rochester Review 21(4):8-9 (March 1960)
The new Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Center, located in front of the Emergency department entrance of the University Medical Center, will be completed in June, 1961, at a cost of $1,011,000. Total cost of the three-story building, including equipment and furnishings, will be $1,494,000. Funds for construction will come from the Ford Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, federal grants, and borrowed monies. Part of the Greater University Program for expansion of UR facilities, the new unit will be headed by Dr. Robert L. Berg, Albert D. Kaiser professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. The ground level area will contain a reception area, private examining rooms, laboratory and X-ray space, areas for nursing personnel, a conference room and doctors' room. The next floor will contain similar facilities in addition to offices and space for the Rehabilitation unit and care of speech defects. The top floor will be used for physical restorative services and occupational therapy workshop where patients will be taught new skills.
1961 "Rehabilitation Center Opens in Fall," University Record 1(2):8 (July 1961)
1962 "UR Medical School to Dedicate $1.5 Million Rehabilitation Center," Democrat and Chronicle, April 10, 1962, Page 24.
Clinic and Rehabilitation Center," Rochester Review
24(5):6-10 (June-July 1962)
"A key to a better life ... a house of hope to those who may be almost without hope ... " That is the way John E. Fogarty, Congressman from Rhode Island, characterized the new Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Center at its dedication in April. Even as he spoke, the Center's first patients were already receiving help and hope in the bright and spacious new building. In the physical therapy room, a young man who had lost a leg in an automobile accident was learning how to walk again with an artificial limb. A patient whose power of speech was damaged by a brain injury was working with a therapist in the Speech and Hearing Clinic, slowly regaining his lost function. And on the top floor, a little girl with a baffling neuromuscular disorder was being taught how to use her paralyzed hands. Not yet completed, the building will soon also include a vocational training area where the disabled will be helped along the way toward a useful life. Diagnostic facilities of the Center – private examining rooms, laboratory and X-ray facilities – are located on the lower two floors of the building. In this area also are consultation rooms and offices for the use of vocational counselors, speech therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists, and others among the battery of specialists involved in the comprehensive care of the Center's patients. Here, in this Center, are gathered the facilities and the specialists to make possible the evaluation, the care, and the eventual rehabilitation of the chronically ill. Its function is the realization of hope-the disabled patient's hope for a more nearly normal way of life.
each his farthest star: The University of Rochester Medical
Center -1925-1975, edited by Edward C. Atwater and John
Page 326: In 1960, the U Wing Clinic was added to provide a practice area for full-time faculty as well as space for an ambulatory continuity experience one morning a week for fourth-year students.
2022 "RFD: Burst pipe leads to water damage at URMC Clinical Research Center," by George Gandy, December 27, 2022
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