Alderman Norm McCumiskey: What Happens When Noyes and Jones Are Filled Up?

February 17, 2015

HORNELL, NY – At the Monday night Hornell Common Council meeting, Alderman Norm McCumiskey (R, 4th Ward) expressed his concerns about the future of health care in Hornell, after St. James reduces the amount of beds that will be available, after the downsizing that is predicted for the spring.

McCumiskey warned about the likelihood that Jones Memorial in Wellsville and Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville could someday be filled up during flu season.  “If those hospitals are full, because of outbreaks of the flu and other types of illnesses that people get, what’s going to happen to the people of Hornell?  Where are we going to go?  We know that our ambulances are taxed already, and I think it’s a major concern about having enough beds to meet the needs of our community,” McCumisky told WLEA News.