Apr 02, 2014 — The nursing home in Gouverneur announced Tuesday it will close on May 7th. The facility has 40 beds. 22 patients currently live there.
Rebecca Faber, spokesperson for the Kinney Nursing Home board of directors, says the facility faced "irreversible financial challenges".
"There have been annual losses of an average of $208,000 per year over a ten-year period," Faber says. "It's just not sustainable any further." Go to full article
Mar 19, 2014 — Supporters of Kinney Nursing home packed into the Gouverneur village board meeting last night. The home has been operating at a loss, and St. Lawrence Health System, which owns it, filed the plan to close the home in late December. The New York State Department of Health is currently reviewing the plan.
Mayor Ron McDougall says people are really worried that the nursing home may close. "The overwhelming majority of people in the room understand it may be slipping away and we want to see what we can do to save the nursing home." Go to full article