Sands-Constellation Heart Institute

Pursuing Perfection

Medicine holds the power to cure, but compassion holds the power to heal.

At the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester Regional Health, we strive to provide innovative cardiovascular medicine, extensive patient education, and high-quality patient care to enrich our pursuit in medical excellence locally.

When you donate in support of the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, you’re giving our patients a fighting chance -- to be diagnosed and treated before a stroke or cardiac arrest, and to live a long, worry-free life. 


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A Commitment to Excellence

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is recognized across Rochester and Western New York as a center of excellence in diagnosing, preventing, treating, and managing heart disease and related conditions.

With your help, we’re equipping ourselves to stand at the forefront of all aspects of heart care in the communities we serve.

Your support helps us to:

  • Develop the Institutes first cardiology fellowship program, educating and training the next generation of physicians
  • Deliver premier heart care closer to home
  • Remain at the forefront of the technological developments that are revolutionizing cardiology
  • Support clinical trials and rehabilitation services to improve patient outcomes
  • Provide our patients with the highest quality care in the treatment of cardiovascular disease

Stories of Impact

Stories of Impact

A freewall rupture to the left ventricle could have been the end for Albert Adams.

Read Albert's Story

An Increasing Need

Every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. The prevalence of this cardiac event alone is reason enough for the Institute to have a greater presence throughout the region. But the community also has needs beyond preventing and surviving heart attacks, which is why we are extending both the reach and capacity of our outpatient care. By creating new or renovating existing facilities, upgrading equipment and technology, and adding more physicians and support staff, we can deliver the best care possible to more of the region’s residents.

A State-of-the-Art Approach

Modernizing the existing EP lab at Unity Hospital – and adding an additional lab at Rochester General Hospital – allows us to continue to be at the forefront of care well into the future. These improvements mean patients will have easier access when scheduling, and our dedicated medical teams will benefit from new imaging equipment that offers a clearer view and is at the top of the line for safety and ergonomics.

Our Impact, Together

At the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, there’s no such thing as “good enough.” With your gifts, we can continually raise the bar for the quality of our care through new equipment, expanded programs and significant capital projects such as new catheterization and electrophysiology labs, a hybrid cardiac operating room or a cardiac ICU.

Join Us

Ginny Clark

“My career has helped me to recognize organizations that will continue to grow and succeed over time. With a proven track record of remarkable results and a compelling vision for the future, Rochester Regional Health is one of those organizations. And the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is among the reasons why.

I’m proud to represent the system’s heart care initiative because of the institute’s demonstrated leadership—thanks to an amazing cardiac team. The doctors, nurses and staff are all incredible at what they do and care deeply about their work and their patients. They are the reason I chose to lead this fundraising effort, and hope they inspire you to support it as well.”

Ginny Clark 
Chair, Heart Care
Because Care Matters Campaign 

For more information on supporting the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, please contact:

Kristen Cimino

Development Officer

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