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Committee Approves Supermajority Change

Full Legislature To Discuss Amendment Wednesday

February 22, 2013

MAYVILLE — Some legislators are preparing to change the rules in order to sell the Chautauqua County Nursing Home....

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Feb-24-13 8:52 AM

Wow you guys are brutal.Sueanne, Brent, and Kabob I understand your frustration, but man you're mean. If this facility is not sold, it will close. Plain and simple. If another buyer was interested they would have come forth when the RFP was advertised. Truth is, there were many stipulations. He agreed to them and we have to trust that he will do what he agreed to do.We can 't afford not to. The price seems a little low for such a beautiful piece of prpopery, so I hope Avi will spend some money to improve the facility.

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Feb-23-13 5:28 PM

Thats the best snowshoe can do, more deceiving, misleading BS. We are smarter than that. What kind of person would intentionally mislead us trying to say eric is william, what a evil liar. What a despicable waste of skin snowshoe and cornell are.

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Feb-23-13 5:11 PM

Although Ms Cornell is entitled to her opinions, I feel she has made herself an insignificant member of this legisture, as has the other 2 naysayers. But I would like to commend this committe that brought this recommendation to remove this ridiculous supermajority law. Especially the 2 dems DeJoy and Erlandson who might have gone against their party for the betterment of the citizens. Keep up the good work, and get this house sold.

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Feb-23-13 10:16 AM

CSEA really runs the home and they know how to exploit an open checkbook when they see one. They do it at all levels of public service. They have a more powerful voice than the silent majority of taxpayers who have o bend over. NYS needs to pass right to work and no collective barganing laws for public employees in order to survive.

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Feb-23-13 9:50 AM

snowshoe: read the article and it is all clear! It is run by Edward's appointees! And we wonder why it's losing money?

Perhaps some new administration, and the threat of no more financial support if they don't manage their money better would help. Why can't the county require that the home manage it's money, or else? Why is it only the county that can help them financially? Privately owned businesses have to manage their money......and owners don't just dump their own money into ventures, so why is the county the only source of revenue for the home? Is it NYS laws?

If your child spends their allowance, do you just give them more money?

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Feb-23-13 1:25 AM

Once again snowshoe, you are posting things about Eric Rothner. The CCH is being sold to William Rothner and Altitude Health Services.

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Feb-22-13 10:30 PM

Chicago Tribune April 16, 2012: “Rainbow Beach Nursing and Rehab Center... The facility's ownership company is now managed by two of Eric Rothner's relatives for the benefit of a private trust. Rothner received roughly $8 million per year from Medicaid during five years 2006 to 2010 and reported profits of $2 million per year while paying $3.8 million in dividends or distributions to owners. The home additionally paid companies associated with Rothner or his family for services ranging from clerical work to consulting, as well as more than $1.5 million in annual rent to a land company managed by Rothner, land records and facility costs reports show." Rainbow Beach repeatedly cited by state for abuse and neglect. Just the right kind of absentee landlord this county is looking for.

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Feb-22-13 8:19 PM

google: Buffalo Indy Media See Jamestown in the Buffalo News --the little town that cut off its fingers and toes in anticipation of cutting off its legs and arms.....

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Feb-22-13 6:53 PM

I think we should make the same (so called mistake) that Arizona and Nebraska made and improve the care in Dunkirk from a one star to a four star quality home.

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Feb-22-13 6:28 PM

Its so clear and I have never seen so much unity in Chautauqua county ( voters) concerning the sale of the county home to Mr Wm Rothner who has greatly improved the care from 1 star to 4 star according to unbiased groups who rate nursing homes in both Neb or Az to help consumers decide where is the best for their loved ones and not the rouge poster who claims different. Who would you as a smart consumer choose? Do you want your Mom in a 1 star or Rothners 4 star?

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Feb-22-13 5:50 PM

Ill bet the creepy union is involved here also, isnt whitney associated with the union? Instead of the union spreading their rabid lies, they use their agents like hoyer,whitney and cornell who cant be sued. Isnt it amazing what can be uncovered about these reprobates. History will show their corruption, their legacy will be legislators who have deceived, mislead, lied, corrupt without character. How can you sleep at night.

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Feb-22-13 5:46 PM

Do not be fooled by everything you read. Rothner was given 1 mil. by our County to remodel the facility which he did. He also had many other issues which cost us dearly and were awarded, to say, w/o real good thought given to them. A good showing now but still does not excuse the things that happened to the many elderly they have harmed over the years in business. This does not change overnight nor do I feel they will keep up the so called "good work". This will only be told by time and they have plenty of it. Do not make the same mistakes Nebraska and Arizona did. Listen to those who oppose this sale as they due have their facts in line.

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Feb-22-13 5:24 PM

Reported in the "Journal Star, Hunter Management got the public apology it wanted Tuesday from one of its harshest critics: a labor union that opposed the company's efforts to buy Lancaster Manor.

Pam Ray, a representative of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees International, based in Washington, D.C., apologized during a Lancaster County Board meeting.The public apology was part of a defamation lawsuit settlement among the international union.

And Best of all the union had to pay Rothner $10,000....

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Feb-22-13 5:15 PM

Check out the Better Business Bureau, they rate the Lancaster Manor Rehabilitation Center,LLC in Nebraska owned by Wm Rothner "A+" which is the highest rating they have, zero complaints..

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Feb-22-13 1:59 PM

1 star is the lowest unless there is a no star rating, Dunkirk is also a 1 star rated facility also. Those against the sale don't care about patient care. I want to see Dunkirk a 4 star home.

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Feb-22-13 1:51 PM

I just checked out the site "Skillednursingfacilitiesdotorg" (notice Not from a politician), Az nursing home "currently" rated 4 stars which rates Health inspection, Nursing staff, RN staff and Quality measures on a 1 to 5 star rating.

Before rothner purchased it from the government it was rated a pitiful 1 star, yes thats one star..

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Feb-22-13 1:20 PM

I pushed the button too fast. I heard the information about the Nebraska facility from Mr. Horrigan.

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Feb-22-13 1:18 PM

I heard it from Mr. Horrigan.

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Feb-22-13 1:13 PM

Kramer, We need to know the truth, please tell us where we can confirm the info you claim, otherwise its just BS.

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Feb-22-13 12:58 PM

Cornell is crazy as a bed bug. I hope that she is voted out in November. The money she has cost Chautauqua county residents is beyond belief

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Feb-22-13 12:50 PM

Kramer, let us know your source for that info?

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Feb-22-13 12:35 PM

I was told that the Pima County, Arizona home purchased by Rothner has a quadriplegic wing that is a big money loser because of the vast amount of patient care needed. Rothner expanded the services after his purchase to serve even more people. What an uncaring and evil man!!

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Feb-22-13 12:32 PM

Your right KabobBilly.

I cant understand why anyone can support cornell on this issue having the facts and proving she is a liar.

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Feb-22-13 12:12 PM

I believe that a legislator can say anything when it concerns county business and have legal immunity.

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Feb-22-13 12:04 PM

I wonder what it would cost to bring a legal suit against cornell and would it be worth it to shut her lying mouth.

Court appearances, legal fees, etc.

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