Area Hospitals and Nursing Homes Host Local Legislators at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Rochester, NY–Representatives from Rochester Regional Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, and the Alliance for Senior Care, of which St. John’s is a member agency, recently hosted legislators at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the meeting was to continue the important dialogue with elected officials that was established during the New York State budget process. The discussion specifically addressed furthering essential priorities including the distribution of increased rates for nursing homes, capital reimbursements and expeditious federal funding for increased clinical staffing.

St. John’s CEO Charlie Runyon talks with New York State Legislators about on-going budget process at recent meeting held at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.

“We greatly appreciate our local delegation’s commitment to this community’s older adults and recognition that change is needed,” says Glen Cooper, Chair of the Alliance for Senior Care and President and CEO of Friendly Senior Living. Cooper continues, “While our health system remains in crisis in large part due to severe underfunding from New York State to nursing homes, our Rochester delegation has and will continue to work tirelessly to get a fair reimbursement to provide seniors with the care they deserve. We will continue to advocate diligently for necessary legislation and funding to support the older adults that we serve today and will serve in the future.”

About the Alliance for Senior Care IPA, LLC

The Alliance for Senior Care is a consortium of five not-for-profit skilled nursing facilities in Greater Rochester that includes Episcopal SeniorLife Communities, Friendly Senior Living, Jewish Home, St. Ann’s Community, and St. John’s. The Alliance was first formed in May, 1997, to address industry issues, generate cost savings, and share best practices.

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