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Schuyler Health expands Seneca View project

Last month the Schuyler Health Foundation Board voted unanimously to expand the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility project, to accelerate construction, and make the most substantial investment in the facility since its construction. The Hospital Board also fully endorsed the project revision.The hospital will soon begin to “renovate, remodel and refresh” the facility, making program enhancements possible that have been only talked about for years. The original plan included expanding kitchen areas and creating living room areas on each unit.With the new scope, however, before 2012 comes to a close, the entire interior of Seneca View will get a top-to-bottom make-over to include all common areas and every resident room.The expanded project will encompass the original plan as well as painting and re-draping 120 resident rooms, replacing flooring in the corridors and common areas, and new paint / wall-coverings. “The Board felt that in order to do the project right, and to provide the best home for our current and future residents, we needed to commit to making Seneca View visually and aesthetically match Seneca View’s renowned compassionate care,” said Rob Swinnerton, Chair of the Schuyler Health Foundation Board.Swinnerton added that the expanded project means donations from near and far, current and past families of residents, former and present staff, young and old are needed to finish the 2011 campaign strong by year-end.“We have embraced the expanded project and are confident that the community will step up to the challenge and be part of an undertaking that will significantly impact our community,” Campaign Co-Chairs Max Neal and Ken Wilson said in a joint statement. “Please give what you can.”Currently, the campaign is 80% of the way toward the original goal of $200 thousand. Due to the further enhancements to the facility which are being undertaken, much more is needed to complete the full renovation.To make your donation, contact the Schuyler Health Foundation at (607) 535-8879 ext. 226, or donate on-line at www.schuylerhospital.org

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