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Cornwall Manor Donates Nursing Home Equipment and Furniture

Dec. 31, 2015

Cornwall Manor recently opened a new skilled nursing center, and one international and several local charitable organizations are benefiting from hundreds of items that Cornwall Manor has donated from their old skilled nursing facility building.

Charities receiving furnishings and equipment include the Lebanon Rescue Mission/Agape Shelter, Lebanon County Christian Ministries, Philhaven, Habitat for Humanity, Lebanon Catholic School, Lebanon County Career and Technology Center and the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. These organizations are receiving items such as patient room furnishings, cabinetry, bedside tables, hospital-type electric beds, dining tables and chairs and commercial and residential kitchen equipment.

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS’ Warehouse Manager Betsy Dorsey is coordinating the moving and packing of Cornwall Manor’s bedside tables and hospital beds. Dorsey stated, “These items will be packed in containers and shipped to maternity wards and clinics in Kenya and Uganda. Receiving these donated items from Cornwall Manor will make a significant difference in the quality of care given to men, women and children in various parts of Africa. Many of these individuals receive medical care on the dirt ground and not in hospital beds.”

Ministries run by the Lebanon Rescue Mission will also benefit. Items like lamps, dressers, end tables, armoires, dining chairs, commercial microwave and refrigerators from Cornwall Manor’s old Health Center filled a large moving truck. These furnishings will be used in the Men’s Shelter, bedrooms and dining room at the Agape Family Shelter and in the waiting and exam rooms at the Lebanon Free Clinic. Executive Director Susan Spahr said, “we are enormously grateful that Cornwall Manor reached out to us and donated these items. The caliber of these donated items is something that we would not be able to afford and will have a huge positive impact all the ministries run by the Lebanon Rescue Mission.”

Lebanon County Christian Ministries (LCCM) received many pieces of commercial kitchen equipment. These items will replace many worn items at LCCM as well as benefit the Lebanon HOPES (Helping Others by Providing Emergency Shelter) Resource Center, which is a combined service of Jubilee Ministries and LCCM. Dan Landes, Development Manager said, “there is a real need for these items which are very costly, so receiving them as a donation from Cornwall Manor is a huge savings for us.” LCCM Client Service Manager Wenda Dinatale was also helping to move items out of the old health center kitchen to take back to LCCM. She said, “this is like Christmas! All of these items – from the large commercial refrigerators to the smaller blenders and coffee pots will make a huge impact on the services we provide.”

Cornwall Manor opened their new 96-bed skilled nursing facility in mid-December. The new building features private rooms and bathrooms in a homelike environment. Ed Peiffer, Cornwall Manor’s Vice President for Operations, stated “we are so grateful to have a brand new building for our residents that matches the quality of our care. While planning for the new skilled nursing facility, we decided to donate the equipment and furnishings instead of auctioning or selling them. We are pleased to know that these items will be used for a good purpose and will further the mission of these important organizations.”

Phase II of the Cornwall Manor health center construction is set to begin in the new year. This phase includes the demolition of the old health center (once all the equipment and furnishings have been cleared from the old building) and the construction of a new roadway, parking spaces and main entrance into the new health center (anticipated completion date is summer 2016). A ribbon-cutting and dedication will take place after Phase II is completed.