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Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center Announces First Steps in Modernization Plan
ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC) has announced the first steps in a long-anticipated plan to modernize the facility.
Although plans announced several years ago to redevelop TCC remain under discussion, it has become clear that the facility’s aging physical plant requires extensive renovations to continue to meet ArchCare’s high quality standards and remain in compliance with changing building codes and other regulations. To facilitate these modernization efforts, the number of nursing home beds at TCC will be reduced by 120, to 609. This reduction is being accomplished through attrition, and under no circumstances will any resident be required to move to another facility due to the change.
Additionally, ArchCare is proceeding with its plan to transfer ownership of the TCC Dialysis Unit. Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, a physician-owned operator of dialysis facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area, has been managing the unit and will continue to operate it at TCC.
The reduction in beds and change in ownership of the Dialysis Unit at TCC will result in corresponding adjustments to the size of TCC’s staff. These reductions will take place in phases, and are expected to be completed by September 30, 2012 with no disruption in care or services.
“The steps we are taking are essential to keeping TCC and our healthcare ministry vital, vibrant and responsive to the needs of our residents and the communities we serve long into the future,” said ArchCare President and CEO Scott LaRue. “We are continuing to explore a full range of options for the redevelopment of TCC, and look forward to announcing further details as our plans progress.”
Residents, family member and members of the community who have questions about the modernization of TCC may call 212-360-1014.