Power Authority Announces $50,000 Donation to Massena Hospital

Carol Simpson
315-764-0226, ext. 304

December 23, 2003


MASSENA—Randy D. Crissman, the New York Power Authority’s Regional Manager of Northern New York, announced Monday that the Power Authority is donating $50,000 to the Massena Memorial Hospital’s current building project.

 “We are constantly reminded how fortunate we are to have a healthcare facility like Massena Memorial,” said Crissman. “The Power Authority, its staff at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project and all our friends and neighbors rely on the hospital for the top-notch care it provides. That is why I am especially pleased to announce this donation to the building fund.”

Crissman, who will take on new duties Jan. 5 when he becomes regional manager for Western New York at the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston, is a member of the Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation. He will be leaving the foundation at the end of the year.

The fund drive, “It’s All About getting Better,” is a $10.5 million project that includes about 29,000 square feet in new construction and extensive renovation in current space. It will address critical needs in the Intensive Care/Coronary Care unit, the laboratory area, physical therapy facilities, respiratory therapy, medical imaging and the pharmacy.  In addition there will be renovations to the front entrance of the hospital, the registration area and the North Country Veterans Clinic.

In a letter to potential donors, Ross Violi, chairman of the major gifts committee, said, “This project will improve the quality of patient care by providing up-to-date facilities in a more streamlined, efficient use of space.”