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Ellis Medicine Unveils New Medical Home

Ellis Medicine unveiled its new primary care and preventive medicine program at Ellis Health Center, 600 McClellan St., Schenectady, on Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.

The Medical Home will provide care to those in the city of Schenectady that are under insured, uninsured, and do not have primary health services; providing help to families and community members in the area.

\Our responsibility is to reach out to our community, said Registered Nurse and Health Service Manager Margaret Roger-Meagher. "In particular to that population that lack primary care services."

The Medical Home will provide help through a variety of programs including primary health care, pediatric, family care, dental care,an imaging center and an adolescent mental health care system to create a "one stop shopping" situation for services, according to Roger-Meagher.

"I have been so impressed by all the help of our community members," said VP of Operations of Ellis Medicine Patti Hammond. "Everyone stepped up to the plate and asked how they can help."

Community programs, including the Salvation Army and the YMCA/YWCA, will be involved in helping to get those who need help into the Medical Home for assistance. A shuttle to and from Ellis Hospital will bring those in need of care from seven different locations across the city and the medical home will provide a token to return the patients to their location of choice.

"It's a great assett to the community," said Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees for Ellis Medicine Chris Cioffi, "We have many people in our community who are disadvantaged, we're giving them a place to do everythging in one place." Cioffi stressed the quality of care associated with the home and that members of the community now need access to that care and that the medical home will help the community in that way. "The Ellis Medicine board is proud of our work today and we look forward to our work in the future," she said.

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