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Committee Approves Supermajority Change

Full Legislature To Discuss Amendment Wednesday

February 22, 2013

MAYVILLE — Some legislators are preparing to change the rules in order to sell the Chautauqua County Nursing Home....

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Feb-22-13 9:40 AM

Cornell is a liar, rothner (the buyer) has a great record and his homes are rated higher than the county (1 star) home. Shame on you cornell and i cant wait till we all get to vote against you for county clerk, if you run.

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Feb-22-13 9:44 AM

Cornell continues to tell the lies about Mr. Rothner even though she has been proven wrong many times by other legislators research. Quit trying to please everyone and do what your constituents want, SELL THE HOME!

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Feb-22-13 10:00 AM

Lori Cornell is so wrong, what kind of person lies? What kind of a person intentally misleads, Is this person trustworthy with taxpayers hard earned money? This is a person who can not be trusted, How could anyone support this person?

As Kabob mentioned, Cornell was PROVEN WRONG. she still continues to lie. I dont believe she can help it, she is sick.

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Feb-22-13 10:57 AM

If Ms. Cornell's public comments are false Mr. Rothner could fix this by suing Ms. Cornell for defamation and loss of reputation

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Feb-22-13 11:51 AM

Vince Horrigan shares his findings from months of discussions with people who oversee other nursing homes Rothner has purchased. Horrigan finds the quality of care at Rothner's five nursing homes generally increases after the sale, contrary to what has been claimed by sale opponents. Rather than a mass firing of employees, many of the nursing home employees have remained on the job. Most of the residents at a Rothner nursing home report no decline in care, no change in the attitudes of the staff who care for them and, in most cases, an investment in the facility to make it a more pleasant place to live. Horrigan says he finds no reason not to sell the home to Rothner

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Feb-22-13 11:55 AM

Vince Horrigan pointed out that other homes owned by Rothner have improved in ratings since being taken over. Horrigan took it upon himself to contact facilities in Arizona and Nebraska, which are currently owned by Rothner. In the cases of these two homes, Horrigan said, the ratings rose from one star to four and three stars, respectively.

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Feb-22-13 12:03 PM

Since purchasing the Lincoln, Nebraska facility, Mr. Rothner has spent millions of dollars on renovations increasing the tax base even more. Why would someone wanting to run a facility poorly only to turn a profit invest millions of dollars in a recently purchased facility?

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Feb-22-13 12:04 PM

I wonder what it would cost to bring a legal suit against cornell and would it be worth it to shut her lying mouth.

Court appearances, legal fees, etc.

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Feb-22-13 12:12 PM

I believe that a legislator can say anything when it concerns county business and have legal immunity.

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Feb-22-13 12:32 PM

Your right KabobBilly.

I cant understand why anyone can support cornell on this issue having the facts and proving she is a liar.

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Feb-22-13 12:35 PM

I was told that the Pima County, Arizona home purchased by Rothner has a quadriplegic wing that is a big money loser because of the vast amount of patient care needed. Rothner expanded the services after his purchase to serve even more people. What an uncaring and evil man!!

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Feb-22-13 12:50 PM

Kramer, let us know your source for that info?

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Feb-22-13 12:58 PM

Cornell is crazy as a bed bug. I hope that she is voted out in November. The money she has cost Chautauqua county residents is beyond belief

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Feb-22-13 1:13 PM

Kramer, We need to know the truth, please tell us where we can confirm the info you claim, otherwise its just BS.

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Feb-22-13 1:18 PM

I heard it from Mr. Horrigan.

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Feb-22-13 1:20 PM

I pushed the button too fast. I heard the information about the Nebraska facility from Mr. Horrigan.

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Feb-22-13 1:51 PM

I just checked out the site "Skillednursingfacilitiesdotorg" (notice Not from a politician), Az nursing home "currently" rated 4 stars which rates Health inspection, Nursing staff, RN staff and Quality measures on a 1 to 5 star rating.

Before rothner purchased it from the government it was rated a pitiful 1 star, yes thats one star..

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Feb-22-13 1:59 PM

1 star is the lowest unless there is a no star rating, Dunkirk is also a 1 star rated facility also. Those against the sale don't care about patient care. I want to see Dunkirk a 4 star home.

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Feb-22-13 5:15 PM

Check out the Better Business Bureau, they rate the Lancaster Manor Rehabilitation Center,LLC in Nebraska owned by Wm Rothner "A+" which is the highest rating they have, zero complaints..

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Feb-22-13 5:24 PM

Reported in the "Journal Star, Hunter Management got the public apology it wanted Tuesday from one of its harshest critics: a labor union that opposed the company's efforts to buy Lancaster Manor.

Pam Ray, a representative of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees International, based in Washington, D.C., apologized during a Lancaster County Board meeting.The public apology was part of a defamation lawsuit settlement among the international union.

And Best of all the union had to pay Rothner $10,000....

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Feb-22-13 5:46 PM

Do not be fooled by everything you read. Rothner was given 1 mil. by our County to remodel the facility which he did. He also had many other issues which cost us dearly and were awarded, to say, w/o real good thought given to them. A good showing now but still does not excuse the things that happened to the many elderly they have harmed over the years in business. This does not change overnight nor do I feel they will keep up the so called "good work". This will only be told by time and they have plenty of it. Do not make the same mistakes Nebraska and Arizona did. Listen to those who oppose this sale as they due have their facts in line.

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Feb-22-13 5:50 PM

Ill bet the creepy union is involved here also, isnt whitney associated with the union? Instead of the union spreading their rabid lies, they use their agents like hoyer,whitney and cornell who cant be sued. Isnt it amazing what can be uncovered about these reprobates. History will show their corruption, their legacy will be legislators who have deceived, mislead, lied, corrupt without character. How can you sleep at night.

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Feb-22-13 6:28 PM

Its so clear and I have never seen so much unity in Chautauqua county ( voters) concerning the sale of the county home to Mr Wm Rothner who has greatly improved the care from 1 star to 4 star according to unbiased groups who rate nursing homes in both Neb or Az to help consumers decide where is the best for their loved ones and not the rouge poster who claims different. Who would you as a smart consumer choose? Do you want your Mom in a 1 star or Rothners 4 star?

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Feb-22-13 6:53 PM

I think we should make the same (so called mistake) that Arizona and Nebraska made and improve the care in Dunkirk from a one star to a four star quality home.

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Feb-22-13 8:19 PM

google: Buffalo Indy Media See Jamestown in the Buffalo News --the little town that cut off its fingers and toes in anticipation of cutting off its legs and arms.....

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