STATEMENT OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY ON SYMPATICARE, LLC LICENSE APPROVALS

Thursday’s actions by the New York State Department of Health represent a giant step toward the successful sale of Summit Park. Now that Sympaticare’s licenses have been approved for both the hospital and the nursing care center, the Rockland County Health Facilities Corporation (the LDC) is free to move forward with the Purchase and Sale Agreement, leading to an imminent transfer of ownership. The ultimate sale of Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center remains a critical element in the county’s economic turnaround. Great thanks are owed to LDC Chairwoman Sue Sherwood, along with Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa, Deputy Commissioner of Hospitals Dr. David Freed and our County Attorney Thomas Humbach, for their tireless efforts to finalize this extremely complex transaction.