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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2007

Schumer And Clinton Announce Nearly $1.5 Million For Cvph Medical Center Included In Omnibus Bill

Funding Will Go toward Construction of New Laboratories, Expansion of Facilities and a New Surgical Services Department

Schumer, Clinton Pushed to Secure Funding, Included in Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Expected to Pass the House Tonight and the Senate Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, DC—Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that $1,436,459 for the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh will be included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The omnibus bill, which includes 11 appropriations bills, is expected to pass the House tonight and the Senate tomorrow, before being sent to the President for his signature.


 “CVPH is a sophisticated, advanced medical center and a valuable resource in North Country,” said Senator Schumer. “In order to continue providing top notch care, CVPH must stay on the cutting edge of medical science.  These federal funds will help CVPH continue to be a center of both high technology and warm care.”


“This announcement is great news for CVPH and the North Country,” said Senator Clinton.  “CVPH stands out for its high quality of care, and this wise investment of federal funding will allow the clinic to maintain that standard with new and modern equipment and facilities.”


The CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, NY will use this federal funding for the construction of two expanded angioplasty and cardiac catheterization laboratories, an open-heart surgery suite, and a new ten-OR surgical services department.  CVPH is one of only two rural open heart/angioplasty centers in New York StateCVPH Medical Center serves a rural Adirondack population of 171,000 in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and parts of St. Lawrence counties in the northeastern corner of New York.


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