A History of Quality Care

Being a community hospital means providing care to generations of families. It means being a place where personal connections are part of every treatment plan. This approach to healthcare has been part of Wayne County since 1899, with Newark-Wayne Community Hospital emerging to become the primary care provider for more than 92,000 residents.

As part of Rochester Regional Health’s Eastern Region, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is a 120-bed acute care hospital that offers a full range of services including cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, pulmonary care, as well as an innovative telemedicine program. We also offer rehabilitative and long-term care through the DeMay Living Center, and we are proud to be a WHO Baby-Friendly hospital and a New York State-designated Stroke Center.

Milestones in Care

1921 Newark Hospital established by father and son doctors George and Edwin York, on the corner of Mason and West Miller Streets
1953 A group of 14 physicians purchase the hospital and temporarily name it the “Doctor’s Hospital,” while plans for a modern hospital come together
1957 Newark Hospital is reborn as Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, giving the community an up-to-date healthcare facility
2013 New Emergency Department opens as part of the Transforming Care campaign
2014 Newark-Wayne becomes an official Rochester Regional Health affiliate
2017 Dedication of a new patient access center and main entrance

We now have a choice: we can continue to make incremental improvements to our facilities so that the next generation benefits from a more robust hospital, or we can work together and make big changes that create a stronger hospital for today’s community. Our patient rooms and our surgical facilities are two areas where much needed support can dramatically transform the quality of a patient’s stay and their care.