The Family Health Center that opened in Plattsburgh, New York about a year ago is one of 19 being operated by Hudson Headwaters Health Network, throughout the Adirondacks, providing patients with primary care. A growing number of HHHN’s health centers are in locations that are shared with other healthcare providers, like the UVM Health Network’s CVPH campus in Plattsburgh, that offer other health and medical services in the same building. Hudson Headwaters CEO, Dr. Tucker Slingerland, says access to primary care has been a critical concern in the North Country for years, with providers taking on more responsibility to help patients navigate the healthcare system. In the year HHHN’s Plattsburgh Health Center has been open, they have seen more than 5-thousand patients. Hudson Headwaters also operates a similar primary care health center that opened in Champlain, New York, two years ago. CVPH offers lab and radiology services at the same location.
The partnership with the UVM Health Network also extends to Ticonderoga, New York, where HHHN and Elizabethtown Community Hospital are in the midst of building a new medical campus on the site of the former Moses Ludington Hospital. The hospital has built a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department, with lab, x-ray, and physical therapy all part of the same complex. This fall Hudson Headwaters will open a new primary care health center that’s currently under construction one floor below the new ER. It will more than double the size of Hudson Headwaters current health center that’s already serving about 5-thousand patients. Learn more: www.hhhn.org