St James Is Getting About 55 Mil – To Build New Hospital

March 4, 2016
 
HORNELL, NY – Mayor Shawn Hogan says he got a call from Governor Andrew Cuomo today, and that the governor says that the NYS Department of Health is giving St. James Hospital 54.9 million dollars to help build a new state of the art hospital facility in North Hornell, near the McMauley Manor.
 
Story Updated at 3:48pm (updated with Assemblyman Joe Giglio’s statement)
VIDEO: Hospital CEO Jennifer Sullivan

 
Mayor Shawn Hogan: “$54,900,000 to build a state of the art facility, a 15 bed inpatient hospital with observation beds, medical surgical beds to be included in that 15 (beds), all new operating rooms and new diagnostic facility,” Mayor Hogan told WLEA News. “It couldn’t be better news for our region. I want to thank Governor Cuomo particularly for his efforts on our behalf, in taking care of the 130,000 who are taken care of by St. James,” Hogan noted. “He certainly has shown his commitment to the people of the southern tier.”

 
State Senator Tom O’Mara: “This is fantastic news for the residents, families and workers of the city of Hornell and the surrounding region where St. James Mercy Hospital is indispensable to accessible, high-quality local health care, and as a cornerstone of local livelihoods and the overall local economy. It’s been an outstanding team effort to keep, rebuild and strengthen St. James in this community, and we greatly appreciate Governor Cuomo and his administration for recognizing its importance. I’ve welcomed the opportunity to join together with Mayor Hogan, Deputy Mayor Buckley, Congressman Reed, Assemblymen Palmesano, Giglio and Nojay and so many other state and local leaders, and concerned citizens, to preserve a comprehensive, strong St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell. We keep moving in the right direction and we’ll keep on working to ensure a long-term, sustainable future of quality, state-of-the-art health care, community access and local employment.”
 
Congressman Tom Reed: “This is a great day for Hornell and our region. We care about providing quality medical care close to home, and this grant will help achieve that goal. St. James has consistently provided excellent health services and family-sustaining jobs to our community and it’s great to see their work recognized. Supporting our regional healthcare providers is the right thing to do and we thank all those who were involved in making this award possible.”

 
State Assemblyman Joe Giglio: “We are very happy that our tax dollars are coming in to this part of the State of New York. Our hospitals run on very thin margins, and the revenue will be very helpful in stabilizing them for the future.”
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano: “Thank you to Governor Cuomo and the state Department of Health for recognizing and understanding the absolutely critical role that St. James Hospital plays in this community and region, and for helping us take this step to transform and modernize it for the future. I’ve been proud to be part of an outstanding effort working together with members of the community, our local, state and federal colleagues and partners to preserve, expand and strengthen St. James as an accessible and high-quality provider of health care for the residents and families of Hornell and the surrounding region – not to mention as a vital employer for so many local workers.”

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano: “Thank you to Governor Cuomo and the state Department of Health for recognizing and understanding the absolutely critical role that St. James Hospital plays in this community and region, and for helping us take this step to transform and modernize it for the future. I’ve been proud to be part of an outstanding effort working together with members of the community, our local, state and federal colleagues and partners to preserve, expand and strengthen St. James as an accessible and high-quality provider of health care for the residents and families of Hornell and the surrounding region – not to mention as a vital employer for so many local workers.”