The clinical link between Cayuga Medical Center and URMC was
strengthened in 2013 when neurosurgeon Dr. James Metcalf Jr. joined
the neurosurgery departments at both medical centers. The level of
care at URMC is widely recognized as among the best in the nation.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked the URMC Department of
Neurosciences among the top hospitals in the country and the number
one hospital in the Rochester metro area. The relationship with URMC
helps to advance neurosciences at Cayuga Medical Center in a
rapidly evolving field. The criteria and protocols developed at URMC
for stroke patients and spinal surgery patients are available at Cayuga
In an additional collaboration with URMC, neurologist Dr. Deana
Bonno joined Cayuga Medical Center in 2015, advancing the level of
care for area patients diagnosed with epilepsy. Neurologists and
neurosurgeons on staff at Cayuga Medical Center continue to
collaborate on services that can be offered jointly.