Local Nursing Home Operator Criticizes Gov. Cuomo’s Policy on Nursing Homes

Local Nursing Home Operator Criticizes Gov. Cuomo’s Policy on Nursing Homes

‘We need humanity brought back into health care,’ he says By Steve Yablonski Joseph Murabito, president of Elemental Management Group, which operates The Gardens and Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego and other two nursing homes in Rochester and Mohawk Valley. An elderly woman died alone, in an unfamiliar facility due to Albany bureaucracy, according to Joseph Murabito, president of Elemental Management Group, which operates The Gardens and Morningstar Residential Care Center in Oswego and other two nursing homes in Rochester and Mohawk Valley. “I think the subject is important and timely. We need checks and balances back in place. We need legislative process back in place. We need emergency powers revoked. We need our clinicians able and comfortable making clinical decisions and judgments in alignment with guidelines, rather than being sidelined waiting for department of Health/Albany to make decisions at a granular level. We need the humanity brought back into health care,” he said. The tragedy was caused by the ongoing heavy hand and blind eye of our New York State Department of Health and Gov. Cuomo, according to Murabito. “The incident here is fairly representative of what’s happening all across the state,” he said. An 84-year-old woman passed away in an

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