Corning, N.Y. – Efforts to build a new, state-of-the-art medical center for the Corning Region have reached another milestone as Guthrie's Corning Hospital Board of Directors filed a Certificate of Need (CON) Application with the New York State Department of Health late Friday, June 15.
The proposed hospital would replace the existing Corning Hospital, founded in 1900, and will be designed to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the greater Corning region by offering the latest in medical technology and equipment, increased recruitment of highly skilled physicians, and enhanced patient privacy and comfort.
“A state-of-the-art hospital will allow us to fulfill our mission to consistently provide top-quality healthcare to our patients and the Corning Region,” said Guthrie's Corning Hospital President Shirley Magana.
“Our current facility is outdated and cannot keep up with the evolving healthcare needs of this community. Submitting our CON application to the NY State Department of Health is an important step towards building the spacious and modern healthcare facility that our community needs and deserves.”
This significant milestone comes after months of collaboration with national planning experts and local community leaders to propose a hospital best suited for the region's needs today and built for growth as needs evolve.
About the New Corning Hospital
The proposed new Corning Hospital will be located off of I-86 at Exit 48 in the Town of Corning, and will be easier to access than the current site for most patients. The site is reachable by public transportation, and will include ample parking and numerous drop-off entrances for patient convenience.
The proposed hospital will be designed with patient comfort, privacy and safety in mind. It will have 65 beds and all-private patient rooms. To reflect the changing delivery landscape of healthcare, the new hospital will be designed to better accommodate same-day or “outpatient” services and shorter hospital stays.