This just in from Helen of Bronxville:
Further, it would be nice if the DailyVoice would do some fact checking.
The hospital has said the project will cost $39.2 million -- 34 is an obsolete
number. This updated figure includes upward of $1 million for infrastructure
that will allow for future expansion of this wing to 6 floors (from basement
plus two levels plus roof penthouse/equipment). The figure does NOT include HVAC and roof mechanicals, likely to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
(cf LHC filing with NY State Department of Health).
Oh, and Paul...the next time you are invited by LHC to cover a land use board meeting you should consider speaking with the loyal opposition. One realizes that LHC provides advertising dollars to your site but it might be nice to even feign interest in the opinions of the people on the other side of this story. No one from the Daily Voice has bothered to cover this story over the last several months so your appearance at the ZBA meeting was suspect at best.
There is little question that the Bronxville Planning Board will approve this "big project". The neighbors were told as much before these proceedings even began. The fix was in all along and the taxpayers on the west side were thrown under the bus per usual. No surprises here just more of the same crap we've come to expect from the Village of Bronxville. View Comment
Even though the expansion has been in the bag for two years " the planning board loves the project and it's a fait accompli" LHC was unable to retain one of it's best physicians Dr. Helen Pass.
STAMFORD, CT - Stamford Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Helen A. Pass has been named Director, Division of Breast Surgery, and Co-Director of the Women’s Breast Center.
Dr. Pass has been recognized nationally as a leader in breast surgery, and is the immediate past chairman and a past president of the Board of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors and Member Executive Committee of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and a member of the international committee of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. She has consistently received both national and regional recognition as a “Top Doctor” and is widely published.
Just reviewed Consumer Reports Safety Ratings for New York-area hospitals. There ratings are based on four key measures of hospital safety including; hospital infections, readmissions, discharge instructions and medication instructions. This information is based on data hospitals submit to NY State. Of the 81 area hospitals rated only 6 had a poorer rating than Lawrence Hospital Center.
Rather than concentrating on the proposed addition perhaps Mr. Dinan and his highly paid executive staff should consider improving patient safety in the facility they have at present.
Mr. Dinan continues to be financially rewarded by LHC's Board of Governors year after year, but one wonders what criteria they use to justify his 2010 compensation of $1.41 million dollars. It would appear by this report that patient safety is not at the top of their list.