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Walmart awards Oswego Health Foundation $5K for new mental-health facility

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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Michele Hourigan (left), director of business and community development for the Oswego Health Foundation, and Ken Cook, manager of the Oswego Walmart location, hold a $5,000 check that Walmart donated to the Oswego Health Foundation from its Local Community Grant program. The grant funding will help Oswego Health pay for its upcoming Lakeview Center for Mental Health and Wellness in Oswego. (Photo credit: Oswego Health)

OSWEGO, N.Y. — The Oswego Health Foundation will use a $5,000 grant award to help pay for the upcoming Oswego Health Lakeview Center for Mental Health and Wellness in Oswego.

The new mental health and wellness facility, which is under construction on East Cayuga Street in Oswego, is set to open early this year, Oswego Health said.

Walmart’s Local Community Grant program awarded the funding. Oswego Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Oswego Health.

“Walmart is happy to help support this important expansion in our city,” Ken Cook, manager of the Oswego Walmart store, said in a statement. “This is something that will help a lot of people who may not have been able to receive care without this program.”

In addition to this grant, Walmart has previously provided the Oswego Health Foundation with in-kind gifts and support of yearly events, the organization said.

 

About the Lakeview Center

As “the only” behavioral-health services inpatient and outpatient provider in Oswego County, Oswego Health has built its facility specifically to provide this specialized care.

The health system has renovated 42,000 square feet of the former Oswego Price Chopper location to include 32 inpatient beds.

The new location includes secure outdoor spaces, comfortable interior areas, and a kitchen area. In addition, Oswego Health will also provide primary-care services onsite to help those that use the facility “become healthier overall.”

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