Schuyler Hospital Spreads the Holiday Spirit

Schuyler Hospital and members of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary and Seneca View Skilled Nursing lit a tree to spread some holiday cheer among Seneca View residents and in honor of longtime volunteers and contributors Leonard (Len) and Shirley Salvatore.

Over the years, the Salvatores have spent countless hours donating, creating materials, and volunteering their time for annual fundraising events and initiatives. The 20-foot Norway spruce was donated to the Auxiliary by Marty Wojcik of Watkins Glen and planted in the couple’s honor in 2019. It was decorated with lights and lit up for the holiday season yesterday afternoon. Len attended the tree lighting along with his daughter Sharon Malick on behalf of her mother who had recently passed. Malick is a past president of the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary.

In addition to the tree lighting, a commemorative stone was donated and will be placed near the tree and will soon have a plaque honoring the couple’s generosity and kindness to Schuyler Hospital and the community. The stone was donated by Forkers Construction of Montour Falls.

Shallenberger continued, “this is something special for the Seneca View residents and the community.” Schuyler Hospital is a member of Cayuga Health.

For more information about the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, call (607) 535-7121, visit or email


About Schuyler Hospital
Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health, 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 Cayuga Health

Cayuga Health (CH) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,500 employees. CH is clinically linked to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for cancer services, and the University of Rochester for neurosciences. Visit

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