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Hospital receives $657K grant

MONTOUR FALLS—Schuyler Hospital was recently awarded a $657,000 grant from New York State’s Vital Access/Safety Net Provider (VAP) Program.
Schuyler Hospital is using VAP funds for the insourcing of their emergency department and the creation of an emergency department navigator position. Both actions are intended to improve quality, reduce costs and establish care coordination. 

In addition, streamlining for the ease of patients should be accomplished by directing non-urgent patients to use the walk-in clinic and extended hours, which will enable them to establish contact with a primary care physician for referral visits and and/or ancillary testing.
“When we made the decision to hire our own providers to staff our emergency department, we did so by listening to our community and changing our operations to better meet their needs,” said Andy Manzer, president and CEO for Schuyler Hospital.  “Receiving this grant will help us to fulfill all of our goals for our emergency department, so that patients and their families are more than satisfied with the care they receive here.”
The VAP program supports multi-year projects submitted by hospitals, nursing homes, free standing clinics and home health providers, intended to improve community care while achieving financial, operational and quality improvement goals.
Awards for Phase II of the VAP program were announced in December 2013, and encompass 37 facilities in New York State.  The state awarded $45 million in total funding, with $5 million going specifically to Critical Access Hospitals such as Schuyler Hospital.
Facilities were selected based on their serious financial condition and critical role in providing services to New York State elderly and low-income populations.
For more information, call 607-535-7121 or email





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