St. James Hospital Meeting Draws Huge Crowd: CEO Jennifer Sullivan Talks About New Building, ExpressCare Center, the Need for a Larger Hospital to Partner With
February 12, 2014
HORNELL, NY – St. James Hospital Jennifer Sullivan told a crowd at Hornell High School last night that the Hornell hospital will someday be in a new state of the art facility. Sullivan explained that the problem is that the current model of health care, which is largely outpatient care, has already outmoded the current St. James Building. “We’ve got to get out of the building we’re in,” Sullivan said to the audience.
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Sullivan also noted that healthcare has become centered around outpatient care, with the emphasis being on preventative medicine and the hospital, if it is to survive must adapt to the changing world and flutuating economy. She outlined a plan which included the construction of a new facility for outpatient care, and announced that the new Express Care Center was opening on March 10th in the Elm Street building which will be open from 12pm -10pm, seven days a week.
The C.E.O. also spoke of the need for a larger hospital to partner with.
Mayor Shawn Hogan (D, Hornell) was there with words of political support: Hogan says he’s spoken with members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s staff and State Health Commissioner Shah, and the Hornell Mayor explained that there will be help on the way. “Rest assured that when you leave here tonight, that everything is being done that will ensure the needs and wants and desires of the health care environment that we require, need and demand, are really, in my mind, going to be achieved.” Hogan talked about the importance of healthcare. “Without healthcare in the community there is no community,” Hogan stated to the audience.
There will be another community forum, sometime in the future in Hornell.