Helping Practices Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Categories: Client Spotlight

Among New York communities, Hempstead, on Long Island, has a relatively high poverty rate, 38 percent higher than the average for the state. As is often the case, this has led to a large population of people and families who are utilizing state-based assistance plans such as Medicaid to cover their medical expenses. For practices …

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Transforming Primary Care in the Big Easy

Categories: Client Spotlight

Before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, New Orleans already had some of the worst health care statistics in the country, with high rates of infant mortality and chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. The hurricane shattered New Orleans’ already weak safety net, forcing clinics and hospitals to close, and dislocating some 4,500 physicians. …

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After Hospital’s Fall, a Health Center Grows in Harlem

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment

When North General Hospital went bankrupt in 2010, it could have been a devastating blow to the Harlem community. But, thanks to the rapid response by the entrepreneurial Institute for Family Health (IFH) and PCDC’s New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) program, Harlem now has a vibrant 37,000 square foot health center instead of a vacant …

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Hundreds of Rural Providers Adopt EHRS and Health Exchange

Categories: Client Spotlight

With support from a HEAL 10 grant, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, which serves patients in rural communities in Northern New York is working with PCDC to help practices adopt electronic health records (EHR); achieve NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition; achieve “meaningful use” of EHR certification; and exchange health information across provider settings. …

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New Markets Loan for Monticello Primary Care Expansion

Categories: Client Spotlight

“A key challenge of expanding primary care is access to affordable capital financing, even for well-run, high-quality health center networks like Hudson River HealthCare,” said Ronda Kotelchuck, PCDC Executive Director. “That’s why we are thrilled that this loan will have such a direct impact on patients by helping Hudson River HealthCare expand much needed primary …

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