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Community General unveils plans for $7.6 million Center

Community General Hospital announced that construction will begin immediately on its $7.6 million Center for Orthopedics. The center is scheduled to open in January 2010, and will occupy the hospital's sixth floor.

Community General Hospital's Center for Orthopedics will provide patients with specialized care in a state-of-the art facility, where they can begin their recuperation in a modern, comfortable space that offers the newest equipment with spacious, private rooms.

-The latest in hospital patient beds complete with Tempur-Pedic mattresses

-Flat screen TVs in every patient room

-Private shower facilities in each room

-Three nursing pods complete

-Free Wi-Fi available throughout the center

-High-tech hand-held call system for nurses

-Beautifully decorated with soft, comfortable furnishings with hotel-like amenities

-Spacious physical therapy gym with commanding views of the city -- making it the perfect location for knee, hip and spine surgery patients to recover

"Community General Hospital is a leading provider of orthopedic service in New York, and the new orthopedic center will benefit patients throughout and well beyond Central New York," said President and CEO Tom Quinn. "The hospital's orthopedics health care team has built a reputation for excellence and this new center will further enhance its ability to provide exceptional patient care."

The new Center for Orthopedics has been made possible through state and federal grants. A major component of funding is a New York State HEAL grant (Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law), which provides funding for key health care initiatives around the State.

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