Issues: Hospitals

Nyack Hospital, Senator Carlucci to Co-Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Rockland County

Nyack Hospital, Senator Carlucci to Co-Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Rockland County

Nyack, NY – Nyack Hospital and Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) will be hosting a FREE Breast Cancer Screening Program this Friday, September 28, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Breast Center at Nyack Hospital.  This is a chance for anyone who cannot afford a routine Mammography and Clinical Breast Exam to actually receive one.

September 25, 2012

New Executive Director of NSLIJ Southside Hospital Donna Moravick

Senator Owen H. Johnson recently met with new Executive Director of NSLIJ Southside Hospital Donna Moravick to congratulate her on her new position and to discuss upcoming projects at the hospital that will benefit the community.As the new Executive Director of Southside, Ms. Moravick is responsible for daily operations at the hospital and works with its management team to enhance clinical and patient services. Previously, she was the vice president of cardiovascular services for North Shore-LIJ, responsible for managing cardiovascular and thoracic surgery across the health system. 

August 24, 2012


Electeds Urge Comprehensive Plan to Save Hospital and Medical School

BROOKLYN – Today, a coalition of Brooklyn elected officials sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging immediate action to save critical services and medical training at the State University of New York’s Downstate Medical Center (Downstate) and its affiliates.

Downstate faces a major operating deficit, and a significant restructuring is necessary for the institution’s survival. Downstate’s Long Island College Hospital has already laid off 150 employees; over 400 more Downstate employees will receive contract-mandated notice of future layoffs this month, with over a thousand layoffs expected in the next year. This will lead to a massive cut in services and the ability to train medical professionals in Brooklyn.

August 9, 2012

Unity Hospital Opens New Cafe

Unity Hospital opened its new bistro style Café.

The new Café has doubled in size - from 4,472 square feet to over 9,000 square feet  - to match the expanding size of the new Hospital that will be complete in 2014. The Café serves approximately 1,100 meals per day, servicing nearly 2,600 Unity employees on the Hospital campus.   


This new bistro-style Café was created for the comfort and enjoyment of employees as visitors who need a comfortable space while waiting or in the course of visiting friends and loved ones.


. Park Place amenities include:


July 9, 2012

End of the 2012 Legislative Session

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: June 29, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | | (518) 455-3531


Senator Huntley Commemorates the End of the 2012 Legislative Session While Urging More Progressive Growth for the Future

As the 2012 Legislative Session came to a close last week, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) and the Democratic Conference highlighted some great accomplishments made this year while also emphasizing the essential work that still has left to be done.

June 29, 2012

Affordable Care Act

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. huntleyFor Immediate Release: June 28, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | | (518) 455-3531


Senator Huntley Applauds Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012

Seward Salutes Grant Awards For Bassett Healthcare, Cortland Regional Medical Center


ALBANY, 06/15/12 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on grants awarded to Bassett Healthcare Network and Cortland Regional Medical Center under the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State (HEAL-NY): 

“Delivering healthcare services to rural, low-income areas is extremely demanding.  The professionals at Bassett Healthcare and Cortland Regional Medical Center know full well the obstacles and strive to successfully meet the challenges. 

June 15, 2012

Senator Gianaris attends the UCCA Health Fair with Mount Sinai Hospital

Senator Gianaris with Mount Sinai Executive Director Caryn Schwab, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and UCCA President Rose-Marie Poveromo at the the UCCA Health Fair with Mount Sinai Hospital last Saturday.

June 2, 2012

Senator Valesky, IDC Release Report to Expand ‘Doctors Across New York’ program

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference, flanked by hospital executives from around New York State, released a comprehensive report today calling on the Department of Health to implement immediate reforms to the Doctors Across New York program New York currently uses to lure new doctors to underserved areas, particularly in Upstate and rural New York.

May 15, 2012

Senator DeFrancisco Helps Serve Lunch During Annual Crouse Hospital Employee Picnic

Senator John A. DeFrancisco serves lunch to Crouse Hospital employees for their annual employee picnic, which was held on May 10, 2012.

May 11, 2012
May 10, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Medicaid Relief

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 9, 2012   Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | | (518) 455-3531


Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announces Strong Medicaid Relief in 2012-2013 State Budget

April 9, 2012

Governor Cuomo in Syracuse to Discuss Budget

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in discussing budget accomplishments for Central New York. Click the link for more details.

Gov Cuomo CNY Budget Presentation.pdf

April 5, 2012

Senator Gallivan Addresses 2012 State Budget In Video Message

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) speaks to the taxpayers and families of Western New York concerning the just enacted 2012 State Budget.

April 4, 2012

State Passes Fiscally Responsible Budget That Respects Taxpayers

Budget Comes Early, Controls Spending and Holds The Line On Taxes

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan hailed the 2012 state budget today as lawmakers approved the spending plan ahead of the April 1st deadline, marking the second consecutive year New York State will enact an on-time budget.

“Passing a second on-time budget in as many years is indicative of the larger progress we’ve seen lately in Albany. Just as late budgets were once a symbol of dysfunction, on-time budgets are symbolic of continued progress,” the Senator said. “Even more important than passing an on-time budget, is that we passed a fiscally responsible budget that respects New York’s taxpayers and keeps the State moving forward.”

April 3, 2012
April 2, 2012

Budget Update From State Senator David J. Valesky

The New York State Legislature has completed passage of an on-time budget for the second year in a row. Though it was another challenging budget, requiring the closure of a $3.5 billion deficit, we were able to balance the budget without tax increases or fiscal gimmickry. In addition, overall spending was reduced for the second straight year, the frist time this has happened in at least three decades. 

Some highlights include:

March 30, 2012

Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on 2012-13 State Budget

Governor Cuomo released the following announcement on March 27, 2012:

The Budget continues the Governor’s commitment to fiscal responsibility while creating jobs and strengthening communities across the state. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks, limits spending growth to two percent or below for the second year in a row, and launches the New York Works Task Force to invest billions of dollars to rebuild the state's roads, bridges, parks, and other infrastructure and create tens of thousands of jobs.

March 29, 2012
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