Rome Health hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate its Women’s Surgical Suite in honor of Dr. Ankur Desai and Dr.Lauren Giustra, two longstanding obstetricians and gynocologists practicing at Rome Health. Located on the 4th floor of Rome Health’s main campus, the renovated square
footage sits adjacent to the Maternity Department for enhanced patient safety. The
scheduled opening of the new facility is planned for June 2023.
The suite’s main function will support mothers who may have scheduled or are in need
of an emergency procedure. Rome Health has been recognized by U.S. News & World
Report for its high performance in Maternity Services and extends its incredible
gratitude to the amazing staff of nurses and doctors who work tirelessly to provide
compassion and excellence in care.
he Women’s Surgical Suite was funded in part by a $3 million investment by the
County of Oneida. Through the American Rescue Plan Act, County Executive Picente
awarded Rome Health the impactful funds needed to complete the construction of the
modern surgical suite. These funds are designed to support local communities in their
response and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. “The construction
and use of a dedicated Women’s Surgical Suite is very important to all of us and to this
community,” Picente added. “The generous ARPA funds have given us the opportunity
to provide more to our people of Rome, NY, and Oneida County.”
“The suite will be named in honor of two physician leaders who have served in this
community for over 25 years,” said President and CEO of Rome Health AnneMarie Czyz. “They raised their family here and have made a lifetime commitment to Rome Health. We could not be more thankful for the service, generosity, and leadership both Dr. Desai and Dr. Giustra have shown to our community.”
About Rome Health
Rome Health is a non-profit health care system based in Rome, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York. From primary and specialty care to long-term care, Rome Health delivers quality, compassionate medical care for every stage of life. We are a comprehensive health care system that connects you to the best clinicians and the latest technologies so they are easily accessible to you and your family. Rome Health is an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health and an affiliated clinical site of New York Medical College.