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Oswego Health to use $100K M&T gift for Lakeview Center for Mental Health & Wellness

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) has donated $100,000 to support Oswego Health’s newly opened Lakeview Center for Mental Health and Wellness. The gift represents “one of the largest corporate donations” to the Campaign for Oswego Health, the nonprofit health-care organization said. PHOTO CREDIT: OSWEGO HEALTH

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Oswego Health says M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) has donated $100,000 to support the newly opened Lakeview Center for Mental Health and Wellness.

It represents “one of the largest corporate donations” to the Campaign for Oswego Health and brings the nonprofit “one step closer to its fundraising goal.”

The new 42,000-square-foot facility provides 32 inpatient beds, outdoor spaces, comfortable interior areas, and a kitchen area. In addition, the Lakeview Center offers primary-care services onsite to help those who use its services “become healthier overall,” Oswego Health said.

Michael Harlovic, president & CEO of Oswego Health, calls the donation “generous and humbling.” 

“We are extremely grateful to M&T Bank for their support of our campaign and overall commitment to Oswego,” Harlovic said in a release. “Patient-centered care is the core of our mission at Oswego Health. Whether that means recruiting top medical professionals to meet the healthcare needs of our community, or purchasing state-of-the-art technology, we are making these investments, thanks to generous donors such as M&T Bank, to ensure the highest level of quality healthcare needed is provided right at home in Oswego County.”

Alissa Viti, M&T Bank community relations officer, added, “This new facility will play a vital role in the local community and have a significant positive impact on individuals and families throughout the area for many years to come.”

To date, community members, foundations, and corporations have contributed nearly $3 million toward the overall $3.5 million goal for the Campaign for Oswego Health, which focuses on improving health care for Oswego County residents.

M&T Bank — which recently opened a new regional headquarters in downtown Syracuse — has 45 offices and employs nearly 450 people in its Central New York region, covering Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Madison, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and Seneca counties.        

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