Issues: Hospitals

STOP HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES FROM ABUSING NEW YORKERS

 

Let's stop allowing insurance companies to use and abuse the citizens of New York! 

January 26, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - January 24

Senator Ranzenhofers asks for feedback from constituents on the Governor's budget proposal, discusses State funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and talks about one his bills which recently passed the State Senate.

January 25, 2012
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Governor Cuomo's 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a New New York. As a result of the tough decisions and bipartisan cooperation of the past year, the State is able to close the current deficit without broad cuts, new taxes, fees or gimmicks. In addition, the Governor’s Executive Budget proposes major reforms to reduce the cost of government for taxpayers, implements accountability in our schools to put students first, and puts the State in a position to leverage billions of dollars in private sector investment to grow the economy and create jobs.

January 17, 2012
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Senator Martins Joins With Winthrop in Announcing Hospital Will Serve as Site For WTC Treatment Program

Senator Jack M. Martins joined with Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola in announcing that it is the Nassau County site of the Stony Brook University Medical Center’s World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program (WTCMMTP).

The program provides excellent clinical care for the thousands of people who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory tract distress, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at ground zero.

January 17, 2012
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Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams on Lenox Hill Hospital's Treatment of New Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

"It is regrettable that what should have been a joyous and memorable occasion for new parents and their families was turned into affont at Lenox Hill Hospital on January 6.  In an effort to secure the privacy of a celebrity couple - who themselves had just witnessed the birth of their daughter unperturbed, Neil Coulon was allegedly denied access to visit his wife and newborn daughters in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

January 10, 2012
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NYS Health Department Awards $500,000 in Doctors Across New York Funds to Support Physicians Practicing in Underserved Communities

Five health care providers in New York State have been awarded grants totaling up to $500,000 over two years to support physicians who practice medicine in underserved communities through the "Doctors Across New York" Program. The announcement was made by NYS Health Commissioner Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

"The Doctors Across New York Program is a critical program to help ensure that New Yorkers in every community in the State have access to high quality health care services," Commissioner Shah said. "These grants will help these institutions increase access to vital health care services in rural and urban areas."

January 3, 2012
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Senator Martins Supports Winthrop Hospital-Stony Brook School of Medicine Partnership

Senator Jack M. Martins was at Winthrop University Hospital to join the hospital in announcing that Stony Brook University School of Medicine has designated the hospital as a clinical campus. The affiliation will expand educational opportunities available to Stony Brook medical students and further Stony Brook's sharing of its teaching faculty expertise at Winthrop. Having students in patient care settings enhances the academic nature of the enterprise and may add to the medical services provided to Long Island patients.

"This partnership provides opportunities for medical students and will further enhance medical education here on Long Island," Senator Martins said.

December 2, 2011
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Intimate Partner Violence

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2011

Contacts: Bryant G. Gaspard (Huntley) | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Guillermo Martinez (Rivera) | martinez@assembly.state.ny.us | (518) 455-5844

Lawmakers: High Rates of Domestic Violence Hurts Adolescents, More Needs to be Done to Protect Women

Senator Shirley L. Huntley & Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera call for passage of legislation that will reverse increasing rates of violence against women

October 20, 2011
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A BRIGHT FUTURE AT AUBURN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Quality health care is the cornerstone of every thriving community and Cayuga County is no exception.  Our own Auburn Memorial Hospital is a vital, thriving facility that provides over 80,000 residents of Cayuga County and the surrounding area with high quality health care services. Each time that I visit the hospital, I have continually been impressed with the pride and enthusiasm of the nurses, doctors, administrative staff and volunteers.

October 12, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE'S SENIOR HEALTH, WELLNESS EXPO OCT. 12


Free Flu Shots, Cancer Screening At Fulton War Memorial

October 3, 2011
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Senator Maziarz honored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Senator George Maziarz was recently presented with an award of appreciation from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston.  The plaque reads, "On behalf of our patients and staff, 'Thank You' for your unwavering commitment to Mount St. Mary's and the Niagara community."

September 20, 2011
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Senate GOP Still Holding up Insurance-Exchange Legislation

Posted by: Cara Matthews - on Sep 14, 2011

Nearly three months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers forged an agreement on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange in the state, the GOP-controlled Senate has yet to indicate whether it plans to return to Albany to vote on the bill. States are required to set up health-care exchanges to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

The measure passed the Assembly at during the last week of session in June, but it was removed from the Senate agenda because some Republicans said they oppose “Obamacare” and thus would vote no on the bill. Senate leaders said it could be taken up later in the year. The Senate has not returned since June, and it’s unclear whether the bill will be voted on.

September 19, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE’S SENIOR HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO OFFERS 51 EXHIBITORS

Sept. 14 At Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds In Watertown

State Senator Patty Ritchie and the Jefferson County Office for the Aging have lined up more than 51 exhibitors to her 2011 Senior Health and Wellness Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds on Coffeen Street in Watertown.

September 13, 2011
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August 8, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits North Shore University Hospital

Senator Jack M. Martins spent recent Friday visiting North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. North Shore is part of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, which is comprised 15 hospitals including the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and Franklin Hospital among others.

North Shore University Hospital has numerous ambulatory facilities to satisfy the hospital’s mission of being a leader in quality health care through medical advances while conveying the qualities of compassion and excellence.

North Shore University Hospital recently opened the Katz Women’s Hospital, a world-class facility providing superior care for the special needs of women.

August 5, 2011
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The new Orange Regional Medical Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in the Town of Wallkill

On July 29th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Orange Regional Medical Center.  Orange Regional is the first new hospital in New York State in over twenty years.  This new state-of-the-art facility located in the Town of Wallkill will provide families with high-tech healthcare services that were previously unavailable in our area.

Pictured from left to right:  Alan and Sandra Gerry, Senator Bonacic and Ruby and Ira Gold.

August 1, 2011
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Senator Bill Larkin Helps To Open The New Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Unit At St. Luke's Hospital

Senator Bill Larkin joins with members of the St. Luke's family to open the new Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Unit at St. Luke's Hospital.  (Photo provided by St. Luke's Hospital)

August 1, 2011
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Health Care Proxy Seminar

Queens, NY, July 13, 2011 – On Thursday, July 28, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a senior sunset supper that includes a health care proxy/elder law seminar at Sugar Bun Bakery, 156-22 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, with Linda Marshak, elder law attorney and partner at Brady & Marshak, to kick off their “Health Care Proxy For All” campaign. The event starts at 6 PM.

July 28, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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SENATOR MONTGOMERY HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT DOROTHY BURNHAM, A BROOKLYN “RENAISSANCE WOMAN”

The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011
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