SULLIVAN COUNTY – Last week U.S. Senator Charles Schumer met with top leadership from the Center for Discovery, a major research and human service center in Sullivan County. Schumer explained that the Center for Discovery is one of the leading providers of health care and educational services for children and adults with complex medical conditions and autism spectrum disorders. Currently, the organization is constructing a brand new, Children’s Specialty Hospital in Sullivan County, scheduled to open next year. The hospital will be the first short-term inpatient assessment program for children with complex developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and medical frailties, in New York State. Schumer received positive updates on the Center for Discovery’s work on this desperately needed facility and vowed to help as it seeks to expand federal partnerships with agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Finally, Schumer thanked the Center for Discovery for its unyielding commitment to serving individuals with complex developmental disabilities in Upstate New York.
“As a repeat visitor to their amazing operation in Sullivan County, I was thrilled to have leadership from the Center for Discovery come down to Washington and update me on the progress of its first-of-its-kind specialty children’s hospital. This world-class organization’s mission of serving and improving the lives of individuals with complex disabilities is an honorable one that I’m going to support through every means possible. I look forward to continue working hand-in-hand with the Center for Discovery to improve educational and health care services for the individuals who need them most in Sullivan County and across Upstate New York,” said Senator Schumer.