Cayuga Health officially cut the ribbon on its brand-new physical therapy facility in the City of Cortland on Wednesday.
Located at 2 N. Main St. in downtown Cortland, the new 2,000-square-foot facility replaces the previous PT facility on Commons Avenue.
“We are delighted to be extending our services, particularly in an area where we are distinctively strong, such as physical therapy. We think the residents of Cortland and the surrounding areas deserve high-level services,” said Dr. Martin Stallone, president & CEO of Cayuga Health.
For Brian Lee, director of Cayuga Physical Therapy, he used one word for the unveiling of the new facility: Finally.
“(The Commons Avenue location) was a small space. Urgent care had one room dedicated to PT,” he said, noting his staff was at that location for 10 years. “We now have five times the same here (2 N. Main St.). It allows me to bring more (physical) therapists and more specialists out here,”
Lee noted alongside physical therapy, the facility offers occupational therapy services, adding it includes more equipment on top of the increase in space.
“This allows us a broader range of the population, much more conveniently,” he said, noting the extensive amount of parking in the front and back of the facility. “I’m excited to be able to better serve the Cortland community.”
With Vine Health and Fitness reopened next door to the PT facility, and the downtown area currently under renovation, Lee noted the “universe guided us with this timing.”
For Stallone, the facility is an “investment in the local business community.”
“We are sitting in a renovated, great-looking space in the Main Street area,” he said. “This is what local healthcare delivery is about. It not only provides great care, but there’s an economic benefit to the community.”