Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
The Center Is You
Welcome to Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Medical Center, we believe that hospitals are shaped by the people they serve.
A hundred years ago, a group of forward-thinking community leaders opened a
small city hospital with fifteen beds. Today, Cayuga Medical Center houses 204
beds, employs over 1,200 health-care professionals, and has a medical staff of
more than 200 affiliated physicians.
Over the past century
we have evolved into a comprehensive medical center and we continue to offer,
as we always have, attentive and compassionate care to each patient who comes
through our doors. Our patients and families are at the center of everything we
We are a
not-for-profit, acute-care medical center bringing state-of-the-art diagnostic
and treatment services to the residents of Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, and
Tioga counties. And a century after our founding, we remain intrinsically tied
to those we serve: our corporate membership includes representatives from over
100 community organizations.
privileged to engage with you, our community, as we chart our course for the
future. We work every day to help you meet your changing health-care needs. As
a result more than 150,000 area residents and visitors choose us each year for
top-quality, specialized health-care, rather than traveling outside of the
Thank you for
choosing Cayuga Medical Center.
Taking Care of You
We are a
hospital on the move. The breadth of our clinical services and our excellence
in health-care delivery has increased dramatically over the last few years so
that we can provide you with the care you and your family need.
In the Hospital
and Pediatric Medical and Surgical Care
and Cardiac Care, including Cardiac Catheterization
and Adolescent Psychiatry
Health Care, which includes Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Level II Special
Care Nursery, and a Pediatrics Unit
Department, staffed 24 hours a day with
board-certified physicians and experienced registered nurses. Patients
typically move through our ED in an average of 180 minutes, which is an
hour and a half less than the New York State mean, even though the acuity
level of our patients is significantly higher than average.
center and our two satellite campuses provide comprehensive outpatient care
strongly in collaboration, outreach, education, and a productive exchange of
ideas. Cayuga Medical Center is affiliated with 24 teaching institutions, among
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New
The Rochester Heart Institute, a Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery
The University of Rochester
Syracuse University and University Hospital
Tompkins Cortland Community College School of Nursing.
collaborations complement our highly skilled and respected local medical staff.
We are one of only nine rural referral centers in the state, and we are
accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Center is a New York State Department of Health certified Stroke Center. We are
designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the National Cancer
Institute. Our high-field Open MRI services are accredited by the American
College of Radiology. We have received the prestigious Patient Safety Award
from the NYS Department of Health. Our Radiation Medicine program is
state-of-the-art and we are a premier affiliate of Roswell Park Cancer
Institute. In short, we are delighted to be able to report that after decades
of hard work and planning, medical and surgical services that residents once
had to seek elsewhere are available right here in the community.
at Cayuga Medical Center want to help you and the people you love get, and
stay, well. If you walk through our doors in need of care, we pledge to you
that we will bring to bear the comprehensive resources of our medical center in
the service of raising and protecting your level of health and vitality.
Our Mission Statement
We will deliver the highest quality health care in
partnership with our community, one person at a time.
Our Core Values
We value our ability to provide the very best results
to our patients, right here in our community. We partner with Centers of Excellence
and participate in national benchmarking studies.
We value customer service, as we take care of our
patients and their families, in our relationships with our doctors, and in our
interactions with colleagues. We monitor customer service through a
relationship with external customer satisfaction auditor, Press Ganey.
We value each other as colleagues and mentors, and we
value our patients, neighbors, friends, and community partners.
We value fiscal integrity while striving to meet
community needs through investments in state-of-the-art equipment, renovations
to our facilities, and development of new programs and services. We have been
operating in the black since 1981, and were recently recognized by the Consumer
Value Index as a Top 100 Hospital for the value we contribute to the community.
We value our partners in the local health community,
spanning the spectrum of care from acupuncture to wellness, from prevention to palliation,
and from acute care to life care.