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Crouse Health to expand into well-known building in town of Salina, create jobs

Crouse Health has plans to move into the building at 5404 South Bay Road in the town of Salina after property owner William Pomeroy donated the structure to the health-care organization. The building previously served as headquarters to CXtec and was once home to Switz’s craft and variety store as well. (Eric Reinhardt / CNYBJ)

SALINA, N.Y. — A well-known building in the town of Salina not far from Syracuse Hancock International Airport will soon have a new occupant.

Local entrepreneur and philanthropist William Pomeroy has donated his iconic 66,000-square-foot building at 5404 South Bay Road to Crouse Health. The health-care organization plans to use the site for clinical-care services and community health and wellness activities, per its Tuesday announcement.

The building, which includes a clock tower, most recently served as the headquarters of CXtec, an information-technology infrastructure company that now operates as a tenant in City Center in downtown Syracuse.


The building is also known as the old Switz’s craft and variety store, per the website Syracuse Nostalgia.

“I am thrilled to be able to offer the residents of the northern suburbs, as well as the entire Central New York region, easy and welcoming access to the first-class healthcare provided by Crouse,” Pomeroy said in the Crouse Health news release.

Crouse Health expects to create new jobs with the upcoming expansion, including doctors, clinical and nonclinical positions, Bob Allen, VP of communications & government affairs, tells CNYBJ in an email.

It will rename facility the Pomeroy Community & Wellness Center at Crouse Health when it begins operations there in the first quarter of 2024.

The building was assessed at $5.2 million for 2023, per its property record on the website of the Onondaga County Office of Real Property Services. In 2020, the building had a replacement value of $11.8 million, Crouse Health noted.

Pomeroy 5404 Associates LLC is listed as the building owner.

Pomeroy’s generosity will allow Crouse to enhance access and care for patients, Dr. Seth Kronenberg, president and CEO of Crouse Health, said in the news release.

“With this strategic expansion of Crouse services, we look forward to offering residents of the northern suburbs enhanced access to the high-quality healthcare for which Crouse is known throughout the region,” Kronenberg added.

He said the facility will offer clinical care that will include primary care and other medical and surgical specialties. The space will also provide community and professional-educational programming. That will include maternity and pregnancy classes, screenings focusing on diabetes, stroke, prenatal care, cardiac health and other community wellness activities, including Crouse’s well-known Visit to Hospital-Land program.

Crouse also plans to offer neighborhood organizations use of the facility’s large community room for events, art exhibitions and social and business gatherings, per its announcement.




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