Schuyler Hospital Receives Generous Donation from National Elks, Grand Lodge

Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Health (CH) officials received a handsome donation today of $4,000 for the Schuyler Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a cancer infusion chair to be located at Schuyler Hospital.

“Once again, we are grateful for and humbled by the support we continue to receive from our local and National Elks organizations. Watkins Glen Elks Club has always supported our community and our hospital.” states Rebecca Gould, President & CFO of Schuyler Hospital. “Having a new cancer infusion chair will enhance our ability to serve local cancer patients by making treatment available, comfortable, and convenient for them at Schuyler Hospital.  The donation helps us to continue to enhance our technology and treatment facilities.”

The donation stems from a grant initiated by Tom Phillips, retired Watkins Glen School District Superintendent, Schuyler Health Foundation Board Member and Treasurer of the Watkins Glen Elks Club, written by The Watkins Glen Elks Lodge #1546 and passed through the National Elks Association, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A., known as the Grand Lodge.

“This is the third consecutive year the Watkins Glen Elks 1546 has recognized the importance of supporting Schuyler Hospital as a critical asset in our community,” stated Philips. “With this year’s donation the Watkins Glen Elks has donated a total of $12,000 over the past 3 years. None of this would be possible without the Leadership of Secretary Charles Franzeese and Exulted Ruler Lou Debolt. Thank you to the Elks National Foundation for recognizing and supporting Watkins Glen Elks 1546 in our effort to support out community.”


About Schuyler Hospital

Schuyler Hospital, part of Cayuga Health, is a 16-bed critical access hospital, with a 120-bed skilled nursing facility attached. Schuyler Hospital’s main campus – on over-50-acre facilities overlooking breathtaking Seneca Lake – is in Montour Falls, New York. For over 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 Benevolent 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.

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