Four of the Thirteen “Art From the Heart” 2017 Finalists Are From the Centers Health Care Family Statewide Art Competition Received 105 Submissions from 72 New York State Member Facilities - August 14, 2017 The Centers Health Care family is proud to announce that four of its’ residents have been chosen winners of the 2017 “Art From the Heart” annual statewide competition by the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL). On behalf of the Foundation for Quality Care (FQC), the NYSHFA/ NYSCAL selected 13 winners from among 105 submissions provided by nursing home and assisted living residents from across New York State. This year, a total of 72 member facilities participated in the program and entries were received from every NYSHFA/NYSCAL district. Of the 13 pieces of art chosen for publication in the 2018 Art From the Heart wall calendar, four were the work of residents of the Centers Health Care Family. They include: Claire Cardinale and Jean Pysnik, Focus Otsego Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Cooperstown, NY Elizabeth Lape, Steuben Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Bath, NY Binny Thomas, Richmond Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Healthcare, Staten Island, NY “We are very proud to have so many talented residents among us,” said Kenny Rozenberg, CEO of Centers Health Care. “And we’re especially proud of what this says about our recreation program. It truly demonstrates the strength of our recreation departments throughout our continuum of facilities, and the importance we place of creating active, vibrant lifestyles for all of our residents. Bringing out our residents’ hidden artistic talents and teaching new skills is all part of the program. Congratulations to each and every one of our recreation teams and to our four winners.” Individuals who submitted work that were not chosen as finalists all receive a certificate of recognition. The “Art From the Heart” Program was launched as a way to honor the vibrant contributions and creative spirit of residents. # # # About Centers Health Care Centers Health Care is one of the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuums in the northeast. The Centers Health Care family includes 42 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in NY, NJ and Rhode Island, as well as four home health care companies, New York State’s second-largest Managed Long Term Care company and a provider of durable medical goods. Centers facilities also operate eight fully accredited Adult Day Healthcare Centers, two state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Centers, three assisted living facilities and Centers Urgent Care providing walk-in medical care. More than 15,000 dedicated staffers and caregivers provide for the needs or over 7,500 long-and short-term residents throughout the Centers Health Care family. Centers facilities are well-known as innovators in the industry, pioneering new services and protocols to ensure their residents are not only medically cared for in a safe, clean and nurturing environment, but that they enjoy their lives to the fullest each day. Through their family of skilled nursing facilities, Centers Health Care offers acute and sub-acute care, welcoming patients with very diverse needs including those on ventilators, bariatric patients, and those suffering with heart failure, HIV, AIDS, dementia or in need of dialysis or specialized nutritional services including TPN.