CORNWALL – On Monday, New York State Senator James Skoufis joined Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall (MSLC) to announce that the hospital has been awarded an $11.9 million commitment from the New York State Department of Health as part of the Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Program (SHCFTP) IIb.
According to MSLC President and CEO Joan Cusack-mcGuirk, this award will be used to further expand MSLC’s Cornwall campus with the inclusion of an Open Access Primary Care Center, Imaging Suite, Multi-specialty Physician Offices, Blood Bank and Specialized Laboratory as well as necessary renovations to further advance technologies and guest services.
“We made a commitment to the community several years ago that while the hospital of yesterday may not look like that of tomorrow, we are committed to evolving to best meet the healthcare needs of the patients we are privileged to serve,” said Cusack-McGuirk. “This funding allows us to hold true to that commitment. I would like to thank Senator Skoufis and all of our elected officials for their continued investment in the evolution of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall.”
In the last 18 months, MSLC’s Cornwall campus has undergone significant transformation, from what was once an inpatient hospital, to what is now an outpatient center including Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitative Services, Outpatient Dialysis, Wound Care, Sleep Medicine and Pain Management.
“This is an exciting day for our community,” said Senator James Skoufis. “I am proud to see the continued growth of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, as they work to further expand their programs and services. The addition of Open Access Primary Care, expansion of specialty practices and overall enhancements to this campus will provide our community members with increased access to care when they it need most, right in their backyard. This is transformation at its finest.”
According to Cusack-McGuirk the renovations will take approximately 18-24 months. The hospital is currently in the process of creating architectural drawings with plans to begin later this year.