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New Catskill Regional facility breaks ground; Medical services near new casino

Posing are Luis Alvarez, Chairman of County Legislature, left; Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Joseph Loughlin, CRMC Chair; Dr. Gerard Galarneau,CRMC CEO & CMO; Darrell Supak, GHVHS; Senator John Bonacic, New York State Senator; Charles Degliomini, Executive Vice President, Empire Resorts; William Rieber, Town of Thompson Supervisor; Dr. James Oxley, President, GHVHS.

By Fritz Mayer

October 7, 2016

With the new hotel for the Adelaar Resort and Montreign Casino being erected nearby, hundreds of community leaders and residents turned out on October 5 for a ground-breaking ceremony for a new facility of the Catskill Regional Medical Group.

The building will be home to a new Urgent Care and Primary Care facility. The 11,000-square-foot building will also feature x-ray, ultrasound and CT scan technology as well as 12 exam/procedure rooms and laboratory services. It is expected to be completed in 2017.

Dr. Gerard Galarneau, CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center, said, “This building will be the first of many steps in working with our new neighbors in transforming healthcare in Sullivan County.”

Also speaking at the event was Charlie Degliomeni, executive vice president of Empire Resorts, which will operate the casino, tied the new medical facility to the resort. After making a joke about putting slot machines in the x-ray room he said, “This facility is going to serve the community and that’s most important. And for us it’s going to be serving the four million new visitations we are going to be creating to this region every year.”

Bill Rieber, supervisor of the Town of Thompson, said town officials received a site plan application for the building on January 15, and “we issued a work permit less than 120 days later,” which is very fast for a project of this scope.

The new Monticello location is the fourth for Catskill Regional Medical Group with existing offices in Harris, Livingston Manor and Callicoon.