Summit Park Sale

County Executive Ed Day stated at a press conference on Wednesday that the sale of the Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center will officially give the county $10 million, which will go towards the deficit. The $36 million earned from the sale will be split to pay off various costs including $12 million in health care coverage and leave due to county employees who are leaving the payroll, $4 million to move the county Medical Examiner’s Office, clinics, and the Department of General Services, and $2 million for closing costs. The remaining $10 million will be put towards the $30 million deficit. According to the new owner Shalom Braunstein of Monsey, who runs Sympaticare LLC., his first step as the new administrator will be to meet the patients and get to know them, stating at the conference, “It’s 321 residents, this is their home and it’s about understanding their home and working with them to make sure their home is something they love.” The transfer of ownership is waiting on approvals from the state Health Department. Currently there are two lawsuits attempting to block the sale, the first filed by Northern Services Group, another buyer. The second was filed by the Rockland Civil Service Employees Association, stating it was to protect jobs and benefits for the workers who are being offered the opportunity to apply for positions with the new owner.

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