Five mid-Hudson hospitals and nursing homes have been awarded $35.6 million in grants from New York State's Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law to improve primary and community-based care, eliminate excess beds and reduce over-reliance on in-patient care, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.
"These grants to hospitals and nursing homes in the Mid-Hudson region will help our health care facilities deliver better quality care in a more efficient and cost effective manner so all New Yorkers have access to the best care possible when it is needed," Cuomo said in the release.
The mid-Hudson facilities awarded grant funding were: Field Home-Holy Comforter in Westchester ($8,000,000); Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester ($11,900,000); Poughkeepsie's St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers ($ 2,053,042); Catskill Regional Medical Center in Sullivan County ($12,600,000); and Sullivan County Adult Care Center ($ 1,130,000).
Statewide, $301.1 million in HEAL NY grants was awarded to 40 hospitals and nursing homes.
The grants are part of a nearly $3 billion investment in state health care reform meant to help health care facilities offer better care and develop collaborative projects, according to the release.