Governor Hochul Announces $40 Million Renovation of Central New York Psychiatric Center in Oneida County


Upgrades to Improve 100,000 Square Feet of the Inpatient Facility in Marcy  

Overhaul Will Modernize Infrastructure of the State Office of Mental Health Facility

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of a $40 million modernization of the Office of Mental Health's Central New York Psychiatric Center and Secure Treatment and Rehabilitation Center campus in the Oneida County town of Marcy. The project undertaken by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York will overhaul 100,000 square feet of the facility, including its infrastructure.

"We have an obligation to ensure that all state-run facilities are meeting the needs of the New Yorkers they serve," Governor Hochul said. "By investing in this critical infrastructure update, we will ensure these facilities can continue to safely and more adequately serve both the workforce employed at this campus and the individuals housed there well into the future."

Building 77 and the Building 39 Medical Suite will be renovated, including the campus pharmacy and kitchen. The project will include upgrades to the electrical, lighting, data, and security systems, HVAC replacement, selective demolition, and asbestos and PCB abatement.

The work includes the renovation of approximately 100,000 square feet, including the installation of new boilers, chillers, pumps, and a new chilled water and heating water distribution system. Both buildings will be occupied through the duration of construction.

The Central New York Psychiatric Center provides inpatient services for inmates in custody of the state Department of Corrections and Community Services and pre-trial detainees from 25 upstate county jails, as well as restoration services for individuals found unfit to stand trial. The Secure Treatment and Rehabilitation Center provides residential treatment to individuals ordered confined under New York's Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act.

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York President & CEO Reuben R. McDaniel III, said, "DASNY is proud to partner with OMH to develop critical mental health facilities and to provide construction expertise to specialized facilities. Our work together provides facilities that are essential for those with mental health challenges and the public at large." 

Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan said, "These much-needed renovations will ensure that individuals in the justice system who need mental health services can get the treatment they need in a safe and secure therapeutic environment. When individuals are treated in a supportive and healing environment, we know that they are more likely to do well, not return to prison, and become productive members of their community upon release." 

Senator Joseph A. Griffo said, "Ongoing investments are critical for ensuring that the Central New York Psychiatric Center is the safest and most modern environment possible for employees, patients and their families. These upgrades will enhance and strengthen an institution that is important for the public safety of the community and region." 

Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon said, "Mental Health issues are an ongoing concern in the state of New York. Forensic evaluations and treatment programs that are offered at the Central New York Psychiatric Center identify and supervise those that suffer from mental illness to ensure our public safety. These much-needed upgrades to this outdated facility will protect the employees that provide services to the residents in this facility. The employees and residents deserve to work and live in a safe and updated environment."