Schuyler Hospital and Schuyler Ambulance Receive Generous Donations from Watkins Glen Elks Club

December 29, 2020 Montour Falls, NY – Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Health (CH) officials received a handsome check today of $4,000 for the Schuyler Hospital Foundation from the Watkins Glen Elks Club in front of Schuyler Hospital this afternoon. Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association also received a $1,500 check from the Elks Club.

“We are grateful for and humbled by this donation from the Watkins Glen Elks Club and for the continuous support of our community during this time, and always,” states Rebecca Gould, President & CFO of Schuyler Hospital. “Additional PPE for staff will be very beneficial as we continue to fight this pandemic to keep our community and the residents of Seneca View safe.”

The donations stem from a grant initiated by Tom Phillips, retired Watkins Glen School District Superintendent and new Schuyler Health Foundation Board Member as of November 2020. The grant for Schuyler Hospital was written for additional PPE for frontline workers in Schuyler
Hospital and at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. The grant for Schuyler Ambulance was written for additional PPE, to support the volunteers and help keep the community safe and healthy. The Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546 grant passed through the national Elks association, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A.

“Thank you for the generous support from the Watkins Glen Elks Club in support of our mission,” states Brenda Warren-Fitch, Schuyler Health Foundation Chair. “The Foundation’s goal is to create and maintain a steady, dependable stream of funds to accomplish the Hospital’s mission of delivering the highest quality health care in partnership with our community, one person at a time.”


Contact: Michelle Benjamin, Executive Director, Community Relations Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, New York (607) 210-1950

John Turner, Vice President for Public Relations (607) 274-4498 Cayuga Health

Tom Phillips, Member or Chuck Franzese, Secretary (607) 535-2150 Watkins Glen Elks Lodge

Patti Miller, Director of Operations Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association (607) 535-7273


About Schuyler Hospital Schuyler Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital, with a 120-bed skilled nursing facility attached. Schuyler Hospital’s main campus – overlooking Seneca Lake – is located in Montour Falls, New York. For 100 years, Schuyler Hospital has been the primary healthcare provider in and around Schuyler County. They have evolved over the years into a network of providers, programs, and services that reaches throughout Schuyler County and into neighboring counties to meet the healthcare needs of a population of over 32,000 residents.

About Benevolant and Protective Order of Elks of the USA This Fraternal Order was founded “To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship.” The Order is a non-political, non-sectarian and strictly American fraternity. The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans’ works, a national “Hoop Shoot” free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.

About Schuyler Health Foundation The Schuyler Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization made up of a volunteer Board of Directors who govern all operations of the Foundation. The Foundation has a full-time Director to provide strategic direction and execute operations, based in Schuyler Hospital. The Foundation’s goal is to create and maintain a steady, dependable stream of funds to accomplish the Hospital’s mission. Since 1987, the Schuyler Health Foundation has provided funds to Schuyler Hospital and its related medical facilities, including the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, through major gifts and fundraising events. The Foundation has a strong focus on community integration.

About Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association is based in Watkins Glen, NY and was founded in 1968 to support volunteer ambulance service to Watkins Glen and surrounding communities.

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