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Horrigan urges legislators to rise above politics in County Home vote

October 18, 2013

Chautauqua County Executive Candidate Vince Horrigan is ready to move forward and approve the private ownership of the Chautauqua County Home to the proposed new owners. "After visiting their nursing home near Binghamton last month and talking to the employees, residents and families, I came away assured that the quality of nursing home care was excellent. Then after listening to the new ownership team at the Legislature meeting Wednesday evening, I am convinced that Mr. Farbenblum and his team will actually expand health services and grow our jobs through the addition of assisted living options, as well as other health care specialized services. I was heartened to hear that they will be interviewing all of the current employees who apply and pass a background check and then adding nursing staff, while ensuring that the quality of care remains foremost in their decision-making process. Finally, it was also good to hear that they are nearing agreement with CSEA in their newly acquired Ulster County Nursing Home, which is the labor union that currently represents our Chautauqua County Home workforce," Horrigan said.



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