Elected Officials Release Statement Confirming Nursing Home Closure
More now on the story we posted earlier this afternoon concerning the apparent demise of the Cabrini Nursing Home. Citing a source, EV Grieve reported the home would be closing in four or five months.
The following statement was just released by State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Tom Duane, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, Borough President Scott Stringer, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, and Councilmember Margaret Chin. Here’s the full text:
We are deeply disappointed that Cabrini will be shutting its doors after two decades of service to its patients and the Lower East Side community. We collectively and aggressively worked to encourage the parties to reach a better conclusion, and believe they should have reached an agreement to keep Cabrini open in its current location until a new site became available. This is a terrible loss for the Lower East Side, and for the greater New York City community. We’re committed to working with Cabrini and the community to ensure a smooth and dignified transition for patients, their families, and Cabrini employees.