Cayuga County legislature considering nursing home merger
CAYUGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Cayuga County legislature is considering merging two medical facilities.
On the table is a plan to merge the Cayuga County Nursing Home with Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center.
According to County Administrator Thomas Squires, Mercy and the county are waiting on the state to issue a grant disbursement agreement totaling nearly $20 million before any decisions are made. That money would move 63 of the county beds to Mercy to total 300 beds. The majority of it, however, would go to renovating the Mercy facility.
Squires hopes to hear from the state within the next 30 days about the disbursement agreement and then the county can make a decision.