Schuyler Hospital Receives Donation from Watkins Glen Elks Lodge for Resident Lift

Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Health (CH) officials received a donation today of $4,000 for the Schuyler Health Foundation from the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge.

The donation will be used to purchase a resident lift for Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility.

“The Watkins Glen Elks Lodge has stepped forward for the second time in a year to make a generous donation, and we are so grateful for their ongoing support,” states Rebecca Gould, President & CFO of Schuyler Hospital. “The lift will ensure that residents are comfortable and safe as nursing staff transition them from one space to another during the provision of care.”

The Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546 grant passed through from the Grand Lodge Elks National Foundation.

“We are so appreciative of our growing relationship with the Watkins Glen Elks Club.  Their continued generosity supports our mission of investing in the highest quality and equitable health care services at Schuyler Hospital and Seneca View,” states Erin Thaete, Schuyler Health Foundation Chair. “Being able to purchase this lift for Seneca View meets a need that will enhance care for our residents.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Michelle Benjamin, Executive Director, Community Relations
Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, New York (607) 210-1950

John Turner, Vice President for Public Relations (607) 274-4498
Cayuga Health

Tom Phillips, Treasurer or Chuck Franzese, Secretary (607) 535-2150
Watkins Glen Elks Lodge

About Schuyler Hospital
Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health, is a 25-bed critical access hospital, with a 120-bed skilled nursing facility attached. Schuyler Hospital’s main campus – overlooking Seneca Lake – is located in Montour Falls, New York. For 100 years, Schuyler Hospital has been the primary healthcare provider in and around Schuyler County. They have evolved over the years into a network of providers, programs, and services that reaches throughout Schuyler County and into neighboring counties to meet the healthcare needs of a population of over 32,000 residents.

About Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA
This Fraternal Order was founded “To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship.” The Order is a non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American fraternity. The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans’ works, a national “Hoop Shoot” free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.

About Schuyler Health Foundation
The Schuyler Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization made up of a volunteer Board of Directors who govern all operations of the Foundation. The Foundation has a full-time Director to provide strategic direction and execute operations, based in Schuyler Hospital. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy in our communities through innovative and sustainable initiatives with our donors and valued partners for the purpose of investing in the highest quality and equitable health care services at Schuyler Hospital and Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility.  Since 1987, the Schuyler Health Foundation has provided funds to Schuyler Hospital and its related medical facilities, including the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, through major gifts and fundraising events. The Foundation has a strong focus on community integration.

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