Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks about healthcare during a July 30, 2018 presentation at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. (Photo: Kevin Coughlin/State of New York)
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Long Island gets $15.7 million to expand health care services

Ten Long Island health care providers will share $15.7 million in state funding to improve and expand their facilities and services.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that the state will provide funding for the 10 projects as part of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program. The program aims to expand access to various health care services and lower costs for New Yorkers. A total of $204 million is being allocated for 95 different projects throughout the state.

“Access to affordable, high-quality health care is a basic human right,” said Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in a statement. “This critical investment will improve access and deliver expanded medical services for every level of care.”

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness in Ronkonkoma will receive $869,993 to construct a new health and wellness resource center.

Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services in Hicksville will receive $1,228,605 to renovate and expand its main facility.

The Family and Children’s Association in Hempstead will receive $2,663,015 to retire debt and better position organization to preserve treatment services.

The Brentwood-based Federation of Organizations will receive $1,500,000 to acquire and renovate a new building for the Wyandanch Mental Health and Wellness Center, allowing the group to expand its scope of services.

The Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Long Beach will receive $1,500,000 to renovate its dementia unit and establish a new memory-care facility.

The Nassau County-based Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center will receive $3,066,000 to renovate two clinics and to purchase space it is currently leasing. The group also plans to acquire mobile vans to improve access to care for patients.

Long Island Select Healthcare, which provides primary and preventative care at several Suffolk County locations, will receive $655,392 to expand telehealth and remote patient monitoring for people with developmental disabilities.

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack will receive $352,391 to create an advanced care unit to provide services to patients with complex medical needs.

Oakdale-based Skills Unlimited will receive $289,428 to redesign and renovate clinic space to expand and integrate various health services.

The South Shore Child Guidance Association in Freeport will receive $3,570,000 to acquire property for adult mental health care services, substance use disorder treatment, primary care and pharmacy services.

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