St. Ann’s Community celebrated the groundbreaking last month as part of a $75 million strategic plan that includes renovations to current facilities as well as two new buildings. Local community officials including Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, New York State Assemblyman Joe Morelle and New York State Senator Joe Robach participated in the ceremony along with current residents of St. Ann’s. With construction underway, the new building on St. Ann’s Irondequoit campus will house a transitional care center with 72 beds and a palliative care center with 10 beds. A new building on St. Ann’s Cherry Ridge campus in Webster will house a long term care center with 60 beds and a transitional care center with 12 beds. The construction is expected to be completed and the buildings occupied by March 2012.
“Over the past several years the Board of Directors and Leadership of St. Ann’s Community have come together to set a new direction. We launched ‘Caring for the Most Important People on Earth,’ a campaign focused on updating our Person-Centered model of care, while building new, state-of-art skilled nursing facilities both in Irondequoit and Webster. These skilled nursing centers will not only enable us to provide more comfortable and sophisticated care, but care where the patients and residents are served in an atmosphere which creates a sense of home. Country kitchens will be on each floor, as will hearths and large common areas. They will resemble homes that you or I live in,” said Betty Mullin-DiProsa, President and CEO of St. Ann’s Community.