CRMC Receives $12.9 Million in State Funding for Healthcare Enhancements
Catskill Regional has been granted $12.9 million in New York State funding through the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program.
“This is a terrific opportunity for Catskill Regional to strengthen and preserve access to high quality health care for the citizens of Sullivan County,” said Catskill Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Schiller. “There are several administrative steps to go through before the grant funds are received and we will work closely with the State to administer this funding.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced $187 million in funding to support 25 statewide projects that will protect and transform New York State's health care system. This funding from the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program will improve patient care through the development of high-quality medical facilities and programs serving the inpatient, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and long-term care needs of communities throughout the State.
Out of the 25 awards that were given statewide, only four were received in the Mid-Hudson region.
Director of Food & Nutrition, Colette Berger completed the 2018-2019 Leadership Sullivan Program. Newly installed members were presented with their certificates at the Villa Roma Resort on June 12 and were officially inducted into the Sullivan Leadership program. Colette can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manager of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Elyse Carroll, BSRC, RRT, CTTS, led the certification of 14 new Freedom From Smoking (FFS) Facilitators on June 28.
All newly-certified facilitators will teach an eight-week American Lung Association smoking cessation program. Developed in 1980, the program has helped more than a million people quit smoking.
We are proud of our new FFS Facilitators for completing this certification. For more information, contact Elyse at email@example.com.
Speech-Language Pathologist, Eva Varghese, completed her 9 month Clinical Fellowship and was recently awarded her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Certificate of Clinical Competence is a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in the field Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and requires having voluntarily met rigorous academic and professional standards, typically going beyond the minimum requirements for state licensure. Eva continues to serve as one of our Speech-Language Pathologists at both campuses at CRMC. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Therapist, Ulysses Velacha, completed his transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Arcadia University last month. The post professional DPT degree is conferred upon completion of a structured post professional educational experience that results in the augmentation of knowledge, skills, and behaviors to a level consistent with current professional (entry-level) DPT standards. Ulysses continues to serve as one of our Physical Therapists at the CRMC Harris campus. He can be reached at email@example.com.