New York, NY-Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez presented a check for $380,000 to Gouverneur Healthcare Services on Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00 AM. Funds will support Gouverneur's Nursing Facility Culture Change program, a New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation initiative to transform nursing facilities from a hospital-like institutional setting into a homelike environment for residents.
"In securing these funds, Congresswoman Velazquez has become an active partner with us in these efforts to provide patient-centered, compassionate care for our elderly requiring long-term care," said Mendel Hagler, Executive Director of Gouverneur. "We are grateful for her support and proud that the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation has taken a leadership role in this cutting-edge movement."
Gouverneur's $180 million, four-year modernization project will expand primary care and preventive health services to the Lower East Side and Chinatown community, improve physical and therapeutic environments, and create a larger, modern, 295-bed nursing facility. The project is part of a citywide, five-year $1.2 billion capital investment plan to modernize and rebuild New York City Health and Hospital (HHC) facilities and improve the quality of healthcare services for all New Yorkers. The nursing facility design represents of the next generation in long-term care. The Residence at Gouverneur Court will resemble a luxury apartment building and include recreational and dining areas, private rooms and suites and a resident-centered design to foster a sense of community. Funds from Congresswoman Velazquez will outfit the nursing facility with homelike kitchens, bathing, dining and recreational areas.
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