2010 Year in Review
Report to the HHC Board of Directors
The modernization project at Gouverneur is also continuing. This project entails a significant renovation of the existing building and construction of a 108,000 square-foot addition for ambulatory services. When it is completed in 2013, Gouverneur will not only offer expanded comprehensive primary and specialty care services, but also improved services to residents of the skilled nursing facility. These state-of-the-art services will be offered in an environment designed to be as home-like as possible.
Of course, all of this work continues at the same time as we have had to comply with further targeted reductions to our capital program for fiscal years 2011 through 2021. These most recent targeted reductions of about 10% are in addition to the 30% reductions we made last year. We have worked closely with OMB to preserve the most essential components of our capital program, and to secure the funding necessary to protect and maintain our existing infrastructure.
With all of the challenges and changes happening within HHC, in December we took the time to celebrate the hard work our 37,000 staff members do every day, and to build awareness and funding for HHC facilities. The HHC Foundation sponsored a weeklong series of music and arts events in all five boroughs called STAT! For NYC’s Public Hospitals. Staff attendance and appreciation were high, and we received significant community support, as well as support from New York City. At the press conference launching the events, Mayor Bloomberg presented us with a proclamation declaring the week of December 5-12, 2010 STAT! Week.
The STAT! events brought staff, community members, politicians and celebrities together. You can soon see photographs on the STAT! Website (www.stathhc.org), where you will be able to buy your 2011 STAT! tickets early.