On Friday, October 25th, the Cortland Regional Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Center celebrated
twenty years of caring. The facility first opened its doors in 1993 and
was then known to the community as Cortland Memorial Nursing Facility.
“Our Adult Day Health Care program opened just two months later on
December 31, 1993,” shared Mary Wright, Vice President of Long Term
Care Services. “And we started offering short-term rehabilitation
services in 1997”. Wright added. She has been with the organization
since it opened.
Some of the residents that were part of the celebration have been part
of the community for a long time as well. “I’ve been here
for 13 years.” Shared Christine Parmiter as she sat at the table
preparing to celebrate. She and her friend and fellow resident Letha Reader
had the honor of blowing out the candles and cutting the cake. Reader
has been a resident for 18 years and is 107 years old this year.
When the nursing and rehabilitation center opened twenty years ago, it
furthered Cortland Regional Medical Center’s mission to provide
services along the full continuum of care. The 80-bed facility offers
the community four levels of care in a relaxed and comfortable setting.