HEAL NY GRANT WILL ASSIST IN EXPANSION OF PRIMARY CARE AND OUTPATIENT SERVICE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY
October 19, 2009 - Harris, N.Y. -Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Sullivan County's premier provider of health care services, has received a Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State (HEAL NY) Phase 11 grant in the amount of $2.9 million. The funds will be used to establish an integrated Primary Care and Diagnostic Imaging Network for medically underserved areas of Sullivan County including Callicoon, Monticello and Livingston Manor.
CRMC Chief Executive Officer Steve Ruwoldt stated, "This grant is helping to fund a project that is vital to Sullivan County and the health of our community. We want to thank State officials for recognizing this need. Expanding and establishing primary care and diagnostic imaging services in the County furthers CRMC's pledge to advance patient care for our community."
The HEAL NY Phase 11 grant monies will help fund service and facility upgrades and expansions at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon and the Women's Health Center in Monticello, and support the creation of new primary care offices staffed with a physician and nurse practitioner in Livingston Manor as well as the Grover M. Hermann Hospital. This grant provides funding for new services at the Grover M. Hermann Hospital located at 8881 NYS Route 97in Callicoon, such as state-of-the-art digital mammography technology and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening.
The Women's Health Center located at 60 Jefferson Street in Monticello will utilize the grant funding to enhance current diagnostic imaging services including digital mammography, bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening and ultrasound. Additionally, there will be new general radiology services available and a new outpatient service center will be created next to the Women's Health Center. These enhancements will positively impact the accessibility of health care services in the area.
HEAL NY Phase 11 consists of more than $174 million in grants to 25 hospitals across the State to enter into collaborative arrangements that promote quality and efficiency in the delivery of care appropriate to the needs of their communities. These awards assist the recipient hospitals to eliminate duplicative services and achieve greater efficiency in providing services responsive to identified community needs.
An affiliated member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information, call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.