Adirondack Health Recognizes Senator Little as “Partner in Quality”
SARANAC LAKE – Adirondack Health, a leading provider of healthcare and services to older New Yorkers in the North Country, recognized Sen. Elizabeth Little with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award for her work in securing and preserving high-quality services for New York’s seniors.
“Sen. Little has provided exceptional support and leadership to protect and enhance long term care and supportive living services for seniors in our region," said Chandler Ralph, president and CEO of Adirondack Health. “Adirondack Health is grateful to have her as a friend and advocate for the North Country.”
The “Partners in Quality” award was created by LeadingAge New York, a statewide association representing 570 organizations that provide care to some 500,000 New Yorkers of all ages. The award recognizes elected officials who fight to preserve quality services for seniors and also value the economic impact LeadingAge New York members have on their communities.
Specifically, the award recognizes Sen. Little’s major role in supporting the sustainability of Adirondack Health’s two skilled nursing facilities, the Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid and Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. The Senator continues to engage with Adirondack Health on services for the aged, including the feasibility of sponsoring assisted living in the Tri-Lakes region.
LeadingAge New York President James W. Clyne Jr. said: “This award is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to public officials who work hard every day to ensure our members can do what they do best – which is provide the highest quality care to frail elderly and disabled populations. Presenting lawmakers with this award lets all elected officials know their constituents are paying attention to the decisions that are being made in the long term care field across the state. And it thanks them for making decisions that help us do our important work in the best possible way.”
Adirondack Health is the family of facilities and individuals who have provided sophisticated care to the Adirondack region of northern New York and beyond for the past 100 years. They include: Adirondack Medical Center, Adirondack Medical Center/Lake Placid, Mountain Health Center (Keene), Lake Placid Health Center, Saranac Lake Health Center, Tupper Lake Health Center, Mercy Living Center (Tupper Lake), Uihlein Living Center (Lake Placid) and Adirondack Dental Service (Lake Placid). The highly trained and compassionate individuals who work at these facilities provide a full range of medical, surgical and long-term care services. Adirondack Health is the only full service health system in the Adirondack Park.
LeadingAge New York is the only statewide organization representing the entire continuum of not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care, including senior housing, nursing home, adult care facility, continuing care retirement community, assisted living, home care, adult day health care and community services providers. LeadingAge New York’s more than 500 members serve an estimated 500,000 New Yorkers of all ages annually.
CAPTION: Adirondack Health in conjunction with LeadingAge New York presented the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award to Sen. Elizabeth “Betty” Little, center, recently. The award was presented by Chandler Ralph, President & CEO of Adirondack Health, right, and Ami Schnauber, Vice President of Advocacy and Public Relations.
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