The Head Of Broome’s Public Nursing Home Resigns


Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Vestal, NY.

Kevin Carey is resigning from his position as administrator for Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a public service that’s become a source of tension in Broome County.

When Carey came to lead Willow Point in 2014, the nursing home was projected to be a few million dollars in the red.

Consultants have recommended selling or closing Willow Point. But, Carey has said, no matter what the county decided, he’d run the place efficiently.

“Kevin has worked hard to help Willow Point through some difficult years,” said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar in a statement.

In 2016, the nursing home broke even. But this year, the Republican majority legislature cut a chunk of the budget.

Before joining Willow Point, Kevin Carey was a New York City Police officer then headed up nursing homes in Suffolk County.

Carey’s resignation is effective June 2. The county says it’s already looking for Carey’s replacement.