September 26, 2011
The Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.
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Legal wrangling continues to drag out the official handover of the former Essex County-owned Horace Nye nursing facility to the NYC-based Centers for Specialty Care (CSC), county attorney Daniel Manning told lawmakers Monday, March 3.
County: Staffers to be placed on “preferred list” for new jobs
As New York City-based health provider Centers for Specialty Care prepares to take ownership of the Horace Nye Nursing Home from Essex County Jan. 31, county officials discussed what the endgame would be for the facility’s 130-plus staffers.
Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors approved the use of $128,000 from fund balance to operate the currently county-owned facility in Elizabethtown for another month during its Jan. 6 Organizational Meeting.
Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer said during the Oct. 21 Finance Committee meeting the Certificate of Need had been approved by the New York State Department of Health with an official approval forthcoming.
DOH Council to make final determination Oct. 3
The New York State Department of Health’s Planning Committee voted Sept. 12 to approve the Certificate of Need transfer from the county to the New York-based company, moving the process on to the full Planning Council.
The home will host a donation drive for the residents Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. until noon and again from 1 to 4 p.m. in the activity room.
Essex County Attorney Daniel Manning announced March 18 that the county had signed the contract between the county and Center for Specialty Care out of New York City had signed the contract for the sale of the county-operated care facility.
The board voted on several resolutions pertaining to the soon-to-be-sold facility during its Feb. 7 regular board meeting, including the transfer of up to $20,000 from the contingency fund to the Horace Nye equipment account for the purchase of needed equipment, including beds.
As members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors start to look at the 2013 budget, the pending sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home remains a hot topic.
Essex County Personnel Director Monica Feeley wants all county employees currently working at the Horace Nye Nursing Home to know their options.
Tom Scozzafava wants to keep as many Horace Nye Nursing Home employees in the county system as possible.
Members of the Essex County personnel committee asked that question June 18 concerning the now approved sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home to the Centers For Specialty Care out of New York City.
While we have already stated we agree with the move to privatize Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown (Horace Nye: it’s time to sell, April 7 edition), we do believe that Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava has a valid point: there should have been a public meeting on the matter.
Group bid less, but provided better services
Members of the Horace Nye Task Force have made their recommendation to sell the Essex County owned nursing home to Centers for Specialty Care. Supervisors will need 12 to bring it to full board floor.
The next chapter in the Horace Nye Nursing Home saga may start to be written next week.
The Horace Nye Nursing Home sub-committee started their tours of facilities in their own back yard recently.
Essex County supervisors now have a new tool in weighing the fate of the Horace Nye Nursing Home.
Following the debate and suggestions at the April 16 meeting of the Horace Nye Committee, the chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors had the final say.
Responding to a question from the press, Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston took a strong stand against public ownership of the Horace Nye nursing home at an April 10 Wilmington town council meeting.
A sub-committee of five will start to take a deeper look at three potential buyers of the Horace Nye Nursing Home.
Bid price will not be sole factor in sale
Supervisors voted to seek the “highest and best” bid from a trio of prospective buyers of the Horace Nye Nursing Home during its April 2 regular meeting.
The resolution was met with protest inside the county chambers, as some supervisors were concerned over the fact that the three bidders had already submitted their responses before a resolution was passed by a vote of 11-5, with two absent.
Concerns over FEMA leaving Lake Placid office also raised
Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer is preparing a final report on the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.
meeting held in executive session despite Scozzafava protest
Essex County received three bids for the potential purchase of the Horace Nye Nursing Home here, which were opened March 9.
While some didn’t agree with the reason behind the study, the Essex County Board of Supervisors enacted the next phase in the potential sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors outlined what a potential buyer of the Horace Nye Nursing Home here would have to do in order to complete a sale.
Horace Nye transformer study sparks debate
The committee also forwarded the new county smoking policy to a vote by the full board, which would be placed into effect Nov. 17 if passed.