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NYCM Insurance donates $100K to UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital capital campaign

By Eric Reinhardt


NYCM Insurance has committed $100,000 to support UHS Chenango Memorial’s 2019 Chenango Medical Neighborhood Campaign. Pictured (from left to right) are Michael Perrino, first senior VP at NYCM Insurance; V. Daniel Robinson, president & CEO of NYCM Insurance; Cheryl Robinson, NYCM’s executive VP & COO; NYCM board member Albert Pylinski; and Martin Dietrich, who chairs the capital campaign. (Photo credit: UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital)

NORWICH, N.Y. — NYCM Insurance announced it has donated $100,000 to the capital campaign at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.

Officials from NYCM Insurance presented a ceremonial check in that amount to campaign leaders at the Norwich hospital on Tuesday.

UHS Chenango Memorial is hoping to raise a “minimum” of $3.5 million in the capital campaign, Melissa Stagnaro, director of fundraising and business development at UHS Chenango Memorial, tells CNYBJ.

Headquartered in Edmeston in Otsego County, NYCM Insurance is a property and casualty insurer that employs 850 people regionally.

Dr. Drake Lamen, president and CEO of UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, says that funds raised through the capital campaign will support construction of a new emergency room and walk-in center, as well as strategic investments in diagnostic imaging and infrastructure to support the growth of future services at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital.

The work is part of the first phase of the hospital’s Chenango Medical Neighborhood Plan.

“This is the largest concentrated investment in our hospital in 50 years, and only the fourth time in our history that we’ve reached out to the community with a capital campaign,” Lamen said in a statement. “The response has been humbling, and we’re very grateful to NYCM Insurance and all those who have stepped forward to generously support this fundraising effort.”

The hospital will continue to solicit support for the 2019 Chenango Medical Neighborhood Capital Campaign through the end of the year, he added.

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