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October 12, 2017

 

 

 

CRMC gets federal funds for new generator

HARRIS – The Federal Emergency Management Administration will foot much of the $2.3 million bill to provide a new generator for Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris.

The hospital had been seeking money to upgrade its emergency generator since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Congressman John Faso (R, NY-19) said on Wednesday that he “prodded state and federal officials to cut the red tape and finally award this essential funding. We cannot afford for our rural hospitals to be stranded without power because of a hurricane, a winter storm or any other emergency.” He said a hospital’s “life-saving medical equipment is dependent on electricity, and it is critical that our rural hospitals have capable generators.”

“Given the technological advancements that we’ve made using high-tech equipment that requires more power, our new generator will replace our old 800 megawatt generator with a 1,200 megawatt generator,” said CRMC CEO Jonathan Schiller. “It will be state-of-the-art, fuel efficient and able to meet our power needs for many years to come. Having this new generator means that we’ll always have reliable back up power for critical, life-saving equipment and services in the event of a total hospital power failure.”


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