Sale of Summit Park Hospital Terminated

According to Rockland County officials the sale of the Summit Park Nursing Home has been terminated by the buyer. Sympaticare LLC was set to finalize the purchase for $32 million on Wednesday, but instead County Executive Ed Day announced at a press conference that the sale would not be going through. Day released a statement informing residents, “We had hoped Sympaticare would play a role in stabilizing the financial future of Rockland County by acquiring Summit Park and investing millions of dollars to upgrade its services, provide care and keep jobs in Rockland County. Things did not work out the way we had hoped.” The company, owned by Shalom Braunstein of Monsey, released statement through their lawyers that the sale was terminated due to pending litigation and the LDC’s failure to meet conditions in the final agreement. The county is now working to come up with a plan to transfer 182 patients to another facility before December 31, which is when Summit Park, is now expected to close. Despite the need to close the hospital, legislator Chairman Alden Wolfe stated in a press release on Wednesday that Braunstein notified members of the Legislature via email and informed them that there is still a possibility of the sale being completed, he just needs more time and was “willing to negotiate a new closing date but the county refused to negotiate.” Wolfe urged that the Executive and Legislative branch must remain united to ensure the purchase goes through. According to officials Sympaticare must pay a $4 million termination fee.

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