Issues: Health Care

from The Leader: 'Q&A: New Corning Hospital president says goal is continued growth' ~ Read and watch more

from The Leader: "The new president of Guthrie Corning Hospital says his number one mission is to continue the growth they’ve experienced since opening the new facility off I-86 in East Corning."

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September 1, 2015
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Health Fair 2015

Senator Dilan is partnering with the Lindsay Park Housing Corp and community healthcare providers for a Health Fair in celebration of the Lindsay Park co-ops 50th anniversary.

This Saturday, August 29, 2015, from 12  pm to 4 pm, in the complex parking lot, 202 Union Ave., between 30 Montrose Avenue (Building 1) and 25 Boerum Street (Building 2).

Health information, screenings, and much more for the entire family!

August 29, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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'Lyme Disease takes a toll on Yates County, Upstate NY' ~ Yates County Public Health urges extra precautions ~ Read more on the work of the Senate Task Force on Lyme Disease

The Chronicle-Express reports 14 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Yates County last month.

According to the report, Yates County Public Health is advising area residents to take extra precautions to prevent exposure to ticks.

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August 24, 2015
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Senator Young, Colleagues Urge Federal Government To Adopt Legislation Improving Access To Skilled Nursing Care

Bill before the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate would provide clarity on Medicare’s three day inpatient requirement

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) recently joined her Senate colleagues in co-signing a letter to members of Congress in support of the Improving Access to Medicare bill. The legislation would ensure a greater number of seniors are able to access skilled nursing care under Medicare.

 

August 19, 2015
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Greater Access to Dental Care Now Available Through Teledental Services

Legislation sponsored by Senator Young, signed by Governor Cuomo will improve access for patients

 

ALBANY – Greater access to dental care, including increased access to specialists who focus on unique diseases, and faster, more convenient treatment options, will now be available to thousands of New Yorkers.

 

Gov. Cuomo recently signed legislation authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) allowing dental offices to serve as provider locations for telehealth services. The expansion offers those in rural communities and those with limited means greater access to medical resources.

 

August 18, 2015
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CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE CUTS RIBBON ON BRAND NEW FACILITY

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic joined over 200 elected officials, local community leaders, and healthcare professionals at ribbon cutting ceremony this morning celebrating Crystal Run Healthcare’s newest facility, located in the Town of Newburgh. Senator Bonacic was among those who delivered remarks and congratulated Crystal Run on their continued commitment to providing quality, affordable healthcare to residents of the Hudson Valley.

August 5, 2015
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Preliminary Legislative Highlights - 2015 Legislative Session

Click here for the Preliminary Legislative Highlights of the 2015 Legislative Session or download the file below.

File: 
2015 Health and Budget Highlights.pdf

July 30, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC SECURES $29,000 FOR RAPE CRISIS SERVICES IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that he has secured $29,000 for the Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) Program of Sullivan County. The RISE Program is administered through Catskill Regional Medical Center, and provides an array of services to victims of sexual abuse, as well offering prevention education.

July 30, 2015
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Lt. Gov. Hochul And Pro-Choice Caucus Rally To Support Planned Parenthood

New York – Today, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was joined by members of the New York State Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus (BPCLC), including State Senators Krueger, Gianaris and Montgomery, and Assemblymembers Gottfried, Kaminsky, Lavine, Rosenthal, Seawright and Simotas, and activists from NARAL, NOW, NYCLU and others, at a rally to show support for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and oppose any efforts by Congress to cut off funding for PPFA.  BPCLC also released a letter that was sent to members of the New

July 29, 2015
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Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Cuts the Ribbon on Renovations

Senator Ortt took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony on an expansion and renovation project for the Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Niagara Falls. The project included a new lobby and state-of-the-art therapy room, and major improvements to the reception area and resident rooms. Sen. Ortt said these upgrades will help to improve the quality and comfort for its residents.

 

July 29, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC RECOGNIZES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENACTMENT OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

(Middletown, NY)-State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) issued the following statement on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

July 24, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Dedication for the Kaye Center for Cancer Wellness

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Gordon Hershberger. The Kaye Center for Cancer Wellness was established in memory of Kathleen "Kaye" Hoffman Hershberger to meet the needs of men and woman who are battling cancer.  The Kaye Center is located in the Northeast Family YMCA in Baldwinsville. The official dedication was held on July 7, 2015.  

July 8, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Ceremony Marking St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center's New Affiliation with Trinity Health

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured next to Trinity Health CEO Richard Gilfillan, St. Joseph's Hospital President Kathryn Ruscitto, Assemblyman William Magnarelli and Assemblyman Ale Stirpe. The ceremony marked the first day of St. Joseph Hospital's new affiliation with Trinity Health.

July 2, 2015
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Sen. Griffo debates bill for emergency access to medical marijuana

Watch Senator Griffo debate his bill (S5086) on the floor of Senate that would expedite emergency access to medical marijuana. It was later passed by the Senate. 

June 23, 2015
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Sen. Griffo debates bill for emergency access to medical marijuana

Watch Senator Griffo debate his bill (S5086) on the floor of Senate that would expedite emergency access to medical marijuana. It was later passed by the Senate. 

June 23, 2015
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Griffo, fire officials praise Senate’s passage of bill that provides more cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters

ALBANY – The New York State Senate last week passed a bill co-sponsored by Senator Joseph Griffo that would expand benefit coverage for volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with various forms of cancer linked to their duties.

The overexposure to smoke that volunteer firefighters experience every time they battle flames makes it more likely that they will develop lung cancer. The exposure to smoke and toxic fumes also creates greater risk that a firefighter will develop cancer in other parts of their body, like their esophagus, stomach, blood, intestines and brain.

June 22, 2015
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SENATE PASSES FUNKE BILL TO BETTER PROTECT PATIENT CARE WORKERS

Senator Rich Funke today announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he sponsors to classify the assault of a worker providing direct patient care as Assault in the Second Degree. His bill, S.3621-A, would put patient care workers in parity with Registered Nurses, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians, who already receive increased protections while engaged in their official duties. The legislation passed the Senate with bipartisan support and is endorsed by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).

June 19, 2015
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Telehealth Services To Expand To Include Dental Care

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Young Will Boost Patients Access to Needed Dental Services

 

ALBANY – New Yorkers, especially those who live in rural communities, will soon have greater access to medical care, especially specialists who focus on unique diseases, and faster, more convenient treatment options. Under the new legislation, authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), telehealth services, which were opened earlier this year in New York, will now be expanded to include dental healthcare professionals.

 

June 16, 2015
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Senate unanimously approves Lyme disease awareness and prevention legislation co-sponsored by O'Mara, who says work of Senate task force will continue (UPDATED following Senate approval at 3:00 p.m.)

Albany, N.Y., June 16—The New York State Senate today unanimously approved two pieces of legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,I,C-Big Flats) to bolster the state’s efforts to raise public awareness on the prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

O’Mara, who serves as a member of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, said that the legislation is being approved as regional concerns about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases have dramatically increased over the past few years.

June 16, 2015
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