MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y., Mar. 16, 2023 – The Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was included among 127 award recipients to receive grant funding through the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program after New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced more than $658 million to strengthen and transform how healthcare is delivered across the state.
"New Yorkers deserve access to quality health care and a strong, stable, and equitable health care system," Governor Hochul said. "These grants will provide critical funding for improvements at hospitals and other facilities throughout our state to ensure they deliver the top rate care New Yorkers deserve."
In total, the CNR is set to receive over $653,000 for improvements to its overall infrastructure including its nurse call system, which is a vital communication tool located throughout the facility and regularly used by both residents and staff.
“I’d like to thank Governor Hochul and the New York State Department of Health for seeing the value in making these critical upgrades throughout of facility,” said Shari Hutchison, Director of Long-Term Care at the CNR. “These needed improvements will ensure that our facility and staff continue to deliver the highest levels of care as we strive to meet our goals.”
In addition to modernizing its nurse call station, the CNR plans to use funding to improve wireless technology throughout the facility and to upgrade its firewall security system. In doing so, the CNR will improve its operating efficiencies, increase communication opportunities between residents and staff and improve on resident safety and experience.
The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program is aimed at supporting efforts to reduce health care costs and improve the health outcomes of New Yorkers by expanding access to inpatient, primary, preventative and other ambulatory care services as part of regionally integrated health care delivery systems. These awards are also focused on projects which will help ensure the financial sustainability of safety net health care providers and the preservation or expansion of essential health care services.
The Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation offers 24-hour skilled nursing services ranging from short-term, post-acute rehabilitative care to traditional long-term care. Residents receive care in a manner that addresses the needs of the individual. Recognizing the potential in every individual, we focus on turning potential into ability, discomfort into comfort. We strive to promote an atmosphere with activities that involve friends, family, volunteers, and pets in creating a homelike environment for residents.
To learn more, please read the full press release issued by the Governor’s Office.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.