Large Percentage of Medicaid Put Into Summit Park Nursing Home

After a review of the sale of the Summit Park Nursing Home records show that 16.57 million dollars of the 87 million dollars in Medicaid funds the county receives is put into the nursing home, and the Summit Park Hospital only received $491,000. The next largest amount of Medicaid was 16.54 million dollars received by Northern Manor Geriatric Center in Nanuet, which is owned by Northern Services, one of the companies that bid in the sale of the nursing home. Northern Services Group and Rockland Civil Service Employees Association recently filed suits attempting to block the sale to one of the companies, stating that the county should not be able to put the hospital up for auction along with the nursing home, leading to that company backing out. Northern Services also owns Northern Review Health Care Center in Haverstraw, which obtained 11.3 million dollars in Medicaid in the last year. THe company’s Attorney stated that the facilities take in patients that for-profit nursing homes wouldn’t, and they grew into one of the largest employers in Rockland over the past thirty years. According to Susan Sherwood, Chairwoman of the Rockland County Health Facilities Corp. who is in charge of the sale of Summit Park, the LDC met Friday and an agreement may be found today, though she could not expand on the statement.

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