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Sky View Health Care Center Under State Review

December 1, 2006

On Tuesday, November 28, 2006, the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century released its recommendations, found on the Greater New York Hospital Association website, for hospital and nursing home restructuring and closures. In the report were the conclusions and recommended actions for nursing homes and hospitals throughout New York State and included an assessment of the Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

The commission describes Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center as “a 192-bed proprietary residential health care facility that provides baseline services in Westchester County. It had an occupancy rate of 93 in 2004. Skyview faces quality and viability issues.”

And after its review, the commission “recommended that Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center close, downsize or convert, contingent on the determination of the Commissioner of Health, after a comprehensive review of the facility in light of the Commission’s analytic framework, that such closure, downsizing or conversion would be consistent with the mandate and other recommendations of the Commission.”

According to the commission report, the Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center “was identified as a facility of interest based on the Commission’s criteria. The Regional Advisory Committee and Commission repeatedly contacted the administrator of this facility, but have received no response to date. Given the facility’s location in the well-served northwest of Westchester, closure, downsizing or conversion may be warranted. The Commissioner’s review should be completed by June 30, 2007 and any closure, downsizing or conversion should be completed by June 30, 2008.”



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