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Lawmakers voice concerns at hearing on nursing home policy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Lawmakers voice concerns at hearing on nursing home policy amid COVID-19 pandemic

This first part of the joint Senate-Assembly public hearings on the state’s COVID-19 response inside nursing homes concluded on Monday, revealing lessons for upstate New York representatives ahead of the next hearing slated for August 10th. State assembly members and senators were ... MORE
Previewing major public hearings in Albany over COVID-19 response in nursing homes

Previewing major public hearings in Albany over COVID-19 response in nursing homes

A few days from now the highly-anticipated two-part public hearing on the response of nursing homes amid the Coronavirus Pandemic will take place. Ahead of that, which kicks off on Monday, New York State Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) says she will be ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Sen. Ortt talks nursing homes, impact executive orders had on health and safety of residents (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Sen. Ortt talks nursing homes, impact executive orders had on health and safety of residents (podcast)

While Gov. Andrew Coumo is content with his track record and efforts to contain the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 in nursing homes across New York State, lawmakers are not sold on those policies. This includes Sen. Minority Leader Robert Ortt (R-62), who ... MORE
Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility

Ontario Center employee had to develop his own COVID safety protocols as pandemic ripped through facility

“They were my friends,” Bill “Beard” Corino said. “Those people became my friends.” As a maintenance worker and driver, Corino spent more than two-hours each day, three times a week in one-on-one scenarios with residents at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and ... MORE
FOILS ON THE FOURTH: Questions loom as investigation into Ontario Center

FOILS ON THE FOURTH: Questions loom as investigation into Ontario Center remains open

Today is the Fourth of July, a celebration of freedom – and in honor of this federal holiday, several Freedom of Information Law requests have been filed by our newsroom over the last few days with local county and state agencies as ... MORE
State Department of Health makes unannounced visit to Ontario Center, says investigation into facility underway

State Department of Health makes unannounced visit to Ontario Center, says investigation into facility underway

When Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare employees walked through the doors of the facility on Thursday, the New York State Department of Health did, too. The state’s Department of Health arrived at the center to conduct an unannounced infection control inspection ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Investigation into Ontario Center prompts state bill to address nursing home, COVID issues (podcast)

On the heels of our reporting into Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua, State Senator Pam Helming [R-54] announced that she would co-sponsor legislation to establish an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the deaths of New Yorkers who died ... MORE
What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems?

What did local health officials know about Ontario Center problems in Canandaigua?

What did officials in Ontario County know about Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Canandaigua? Over the last several days, an investigative series into the facility has uncovered a multitude of apparent shortcomings by administration during the COVID-19 response. But what ... MORE
Housekeeper comes forward after report about Ontario Center; issues raised by employees during pandemic ignored

Housekeeper speaks out about Ontario Center, as concerns raised about COVID response were ignored

It wasn’t a bad April Fool’s joke. There’s nothing funny about it. Kelsea Flynn, a former housekeeper at Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare has come forward after recently walking-out on her former employer after witnessing the horrors of the nursing home ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

Connie Helker says she was the first employee to test positive for COVID-19 at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, earning the nickname “COVID Connie” among some of her peers. As a front desk receptionist and a housekeeper, Connie cared about ... MORE