Issues: Hospitals

Senator Bonacic Meets with Steven Kelly, President and CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital

Senator Bonacic met recently with Steven Kelly, President and CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital who outlined the details of the layout of the new Neil Calman MD, Medical Arts Pavilion, and the hospital's new expanded services. The Medical Arts Pavilion, scheduled to open in January, 2015, will be 7500 square feet in size, and cost $3.2 million dollars.

 

July 29, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Tours New Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Senator Bonacic toured the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, on July 29, 2014.  Here he is with Senator Bill Larkin; Nan Hayworth; Dr. Kenneth Steiner, Dean; and Dr. Ron Israelski, Director of Academic Affairs, ORMC.  

July 29, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Tours New Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown

Senator Bonacic toured the new Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine on the site of the former Horton Hospital in Middletown, on July 29, 2014 and wished the first year students good luck on their second day of medical training.

July 29, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Assists With Ribbon-Cutting to Unveil Catskill Regional Medical Center's $5M Renovation Project

Senator Bonacic assists with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at CRMC on July 1, 2014 to celebrate the completion of the hospital's $5M renovation to its nursing station and hospital rooms which will provide more privacy and comfort to patients.

 

July 2, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Senator Valesky Partners with Oneida YMCA and Red Cross for Blood Drive

SYRACUSE--Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is partnering with the American Red Cross for a special “Communities That Care” blood drive on Friday, June 27, from 12:00 p.m.

June 23, 2014
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Gottfried-Krueger Maternal Depression Legislation Passes Both Houses, Will Help New Mothers and Families

Sen. Krueger and Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried today announced the unanimous passage of legislation in both the Senate and Assembly that would provide education and promote screening and treatment-referrals for postpartum depression and other maternal depression disorders (S. 7234B / A. 9610B). Despite the widespread nature and severity of maternal depression, our healthcare system has had no system-wide screening and referral procedure.

June 19, 2014
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Senate Passes Griffo Bill To Help Utica-Watertown Region

ALBANY – The New York State Senate passed a bill (S.3468) Monday that would provide an additional $573,794 in funds to the Utica/Watertown region for job training in the health care industry.

June 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Ceremony to Unveil O'Connor Hospital Atrium, Named in His Honor

Senator Bonacic attended a ceremony at the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi on May 21, 2014 to dedicate the new atrium entrance which is named in his honor.  “It was a wonderful event,” said Pete Hamilton, Chairman of the O’Connor Hospital’s Board of Trustees (not pictured).  “We are so appreciative of the support from Senator Bonacic over the years, and we believe this was the appropriate way to honor him.  Our sincerest thanks to Senator Bonacic, Dr.

June 11, 2014
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At Start of Summer and Beginning of “100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers,” Klein, Crespo Push for Passage of Legislation Curbing Underage Drinking

BRONX, NY -  The upcoming Memorial Day weekend, marks the unofficial start of summer – but it also marks the beginning of what is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers. Underage drinking continues to be a chronic problem in New York City with nearly 1,800 summonses a year issued by the NYPD for sales of alcohol to minors. 

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic is Honored at Delhi's O'Connor Hospital as New Atrium is Dedicated in His Name

Senator Bonacic attended a ceremony in his honor at the O'Connor Hospital in Delhi on May 21, 2014 to dedicate the new atrium entrance at the facility which is named for him.  Here is the Senator with Dan Ayres, CEO of O'Connor Hospital.

"It was a wonderful event, said Pete Hamilton, Chairman of the O'Connor Hospital's Board of Trustrees, "We are so appreciative of the support from Senator Bonacic over the years, and we believe this was the appropriate way to honor him.  Our sincerest thanks to Senator Bonacic, Dr. William Streck, who is retiring, and the community at large for helping to achieve this great success."   

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Annual Donor Recognition Reception at Orange Regional Medical Center

Senator Bonacic with Scott Batulis, CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center, at the Donor Reception held on April 24, 2014.

April 25, 2014
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Senator Gallivan's Family Health & Safety Fair

Free health screenings & safety information from the following:

April 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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Senator Young Secures $5 Million in Funding for New York State Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospitals provide vital healthcare for rural communities

ALBANY – For the second year in a row, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean), Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, announced that she successfully secured funding crucial to the continued operation of New York’s Critical Access Hospitals.

“These facilities serve as a healthcare lifeline for many rural communities. The people they serve are reliant on the healthcare services they provide,” said Senator Young.

April 1, 2014
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Capital NY: Senate GOP lobbies Cuomo Medicaid waiver money upstate

By Laura Nahmias

ALBANY—A group of 13 Republican state senators has signed off on a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to ensure upstate hospitals get a share of $8 billion in federal Medicaid waiver funds.

While the state and federal government reached a broad outline of an agreement more than a month ago to give New York state $8 billion over the next five years to transform its hospitals, that plan has not yet been finalized, in part because of continuing negotiations over which hospitals will qualify to receive the money, particularly over the definition of so-called “safety-net” hospitals.

March 20, 2014
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN ON THE CORNWALL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT HOURS DECISION

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) said:  “I am very pleased that St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital has decided to keep the Cornwall Emergency Department open 24 hours a day and not pursue an application with the Department of Health for a reduction in hours at this time.  While we are not out of the woods yet on this issue, I look forward to working with all parties to make sure the community and most importantly the patients are represented while the discussions concerning the Cornwall campus occur.”

March 12, 2014
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Strong West is growing

Last week Senator George Maziarz toured Strong West, a growing health care facility operated by the University of Rochester Medical Center.  This site is quickly filling a void in the Brockport community and beyond that was created when Lakeside Hospital closed in 2013.

February 26, 2014
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Senator Young Discusses Lake Shore Hospital on “Your Voice”

Senator Young recently appeared on the Senate TV program “Your Voice” to discuss her efforts to save Lake Shore Hospital, protect access to quality community healthcare, and restore our state’s economy.

Last month, more than 1,200 people came out to the Rally to Save Lake Shore and raise their voices in support of keeping the hospital open.  They were heard all the way to Albany as we delivered a strong, unified message in support of protecting emergency care, ensuring access to vital health services, and preserving the hundreds of jobs provided by Lake Shore.

February 21, 2014
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