NEWBURGH – Officials of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital unveiled their new name during a press conference last Monday at both the Newburgh and Cornwall sites.The name of the hospital is now Montefiore-St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in keeping with the healthcare facility being under the Montefiore network’s umbrella.
In Cornwall the new rehab center, dubbed Montefiore-St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Rehabilitation Services (MSLCH Rehabilitation Services), represents a $1.7 million project investment and partnership with Burke Rehabilitation and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The rehabilitation services offered by the facility include cardio/pulmonary therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, cognitive and memory therapy.
The facilities allow for 38 patients, across different areas of care, to be seen simultaneously and with full monitoring, which was not possible before.
Director of Rehab Services Gwen Borsenberger said the different departments were somewhat fractured before, but now, have an ideal space for patients and medical professionals alike.
“They have been in temporary spaces for over a year; and before that, they weren’t in ideal spaces either,” said Borsenberger. “So, this space was really designed for rehab in mind.”
This is another step in the rebranding process of Montefiore-St. Luke’s, pushing for stellar outpatient services and community support to cut down on the costs of hospital visits, noted hospital President Joan Cusack-McGuirk.
“We look at really increasing access and making sure that people have enough community resources. You can’t just say you cannot go in the hospital and then not connect to community resources, so we build this infrastructure outside the hospital.”
Cusack-McGuirk said the main concern of the hospital and its programs and services will always be the quality of care for their patients.