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New Head Appointed For Broome County’s Public Nursing Home

Consultants have recommended closing Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal, New York, but now it’s close to having another permanent director. Broome County Executive Jason Garner appointed Ryan LaClair on Tuesday. LaClair was most recently at the Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage. In his time at that facility, he improved the quality to a five-star rating based on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Measures. Willow Point has been without a permanent leader for four months now. The county-run nursing home had a budget in the red for years.

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The Head Of Broome’s Public Nursing Home Resigns

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.