SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $750,000 COMING TO STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY'S LONG ISLAND STATE VETERANS HOME TO RENOVATE BUILDINGS AND SERVICES FOR VETERANS
Funds Will Go Towards Electronic Medical Record System, Improvements to Nurse Training/ Education Center, and Enhancement of Resident Communications Systems Schumer: Providing Funds for Stony Brook Veterans Home is a 'No-Brainer'
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Today, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has allocated $753, 448 to Stony Brook University's Long Island State Veterans Home under the VA Construction Act. The funds will help develop an electronic medical record system that includes a Computerized Physician Order Entry System (CPOE), technological improvements to the Nurse Training / Education Center, including new audio/visual technology and web conferencing capabilities, and enhancement of resident information and communications systems. This includes new fiber optic cabling, a new phone switch, digital display signage and closed circuit TV system for resident communications, and an inhouse wireless phone system. The grants were awarded through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
"Men and women who risk their lives overseas to serve and protect America deserve the absolute best care possible," Schumer said. "With this new funding, the outstanding veteran's home at Stony Brook University will be able to provide its veterans with outstanding facilities and updated technological ability that will truly enhance many lives. Funding for veterans facilities is a nobrainer and I will continue to do everything in my power to see that Long Island veterans get their fair share."
The Long Island State Veterans Home opened its doors to its first residents on October 25th, 1991, after more than twelve years of intensive planning and building. Located on the gold coast of Long Island, on the campus of Stony Brook University, the Veterans Home is a 350bed skilled nursing facility that provides roundtheclock nursing and subacute care, and Adult Day Health Care to veterans of the United States armed forces.
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