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Utica Community Health Center embarking on expansion

UTICA — Plans to expand the Utica Community Health Center in Cornhill include the transformation of the former Manny’s Cheesecake site into a parking lot for staff and patients.

The Oneida Street health center’s multi-phase expansion also will involve a 3,800-square-foot extension of its current facility to grow the center’s social work and behavioral health programs as well as the relocation of its dentistry program to the Parkside Court medical office park in South Utica, said Mike Leary, CEO of the center’s Rochester-based parent organization Regional Primary Care Network.

Read the full Observer-Dispatch story

NEW CAMPAIGN FOCUSED ON BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH LAUNCHES IN MOHAWK VALLEY AND THE FINGER LAKES

Educates friends, family members and co-workers how to spot warning signs of a mental health issue and how they can speak up

ROCHESTER AND UTICA, NY – Behavioral and mental health issues have the potential to affect anyone at any time. Over the holidays and throughout the winter months, these issues can be more pronounced. However, the holiday season might also mean more time spent with friends and family, offering more opportunities to recognize that something might be going on.

Thanks to grant funds from United Health Foundation, Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) has developed and implemented an integrated behavioral health program that increases behavioral health access at the Rushville Family Health Center.

As part of this grant, RPCN is launching a multi-media messaging campaign called #SpeakTheUnspeakable. The goals of the campaign are to help people recognize potential signs of behavioral or mental health issues in someone close to them, to begin a conversation, and connect them to support.

The campaign aims to educate community members on possible warning signs of a behavioral or mental health concern, such as a change in mood or behavior, increased substance use, and social withdrawal. The campaign’s website, www.SpeakTheUnspeakable.org, also provides tips on how to begin a conversation with someone they are concerned about. While a conversation is a good first step, the ultimate goal of the campaign is to inform the public that contacting their primary care provider can be a good first step in accessing the support behavioral and mental health supports they need.

“Behavioral and mental health should really be seen as part of our overall health which is why we’re encouraging people to discuss these with a primary care provider. More conversations at home and work are a great first step, but our hope is that it also results in more people tapping into the diverse care that’s available to them through their primary care provider,” explained Michael Leary, Chief Executive Officer at Regional Primary Care Network. Leary added, “RPCN is here to help if someone in need doesn’t have a primary care provider to turn to.”

The #SpeakTheUnspeakable campaign launches in mid-December and will run through the holiday season and into 2019. Community members will see the campaign out in the community, hear it on local radio stations, and experience it on social media.

For more information visit SpeakTheUnspeakable.org.

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Notice To Bidders

Nelson Associates Architectural Engineering
One North Park Row
Clinton, NY 13323

Regional Primary Care Network
259 Monroe Ave., Level B
Rochester, NY 14607

You are invited to Bid on a Contract for the Addition and Alterations to Utica Community Health Center, Parkside Court, Utica, NY. The project consists of an addition of approximately 312 square feet and alterations to an existing building of approximately 5,600 square feet at the RPCN Utica Community Health Center, 3 Parkside Court, Utica, NY.  The purpose of this construction is to create an Article 28 dental facility. Work includes site work, structural work, general construction, plumbing construction, sprinkler construction, HVAC construction, fire alarm construction, and electrical construction, as outlined herein and in the Construction Documents.

The Owner(s) will receive Bids at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018.  Deliver Bids to Nelson Associates Architectural Engineering, 1 North Park Row, Clinton, NY 13323.  Bids will be privately opened at the convenience of the Owner(s).

The Owner, above named, reserves the right to waive any informalities in, or to reject any or all Bids.

No Bidder may withdraw his/her Bid within sixty (60) days after the date set for opening thereof.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the project site, 3 Parkside Court, Utica, NY 13501.

Any Bidder interested in obtaining online access to the Construction Documents through the Nelson Associates Architectural Engineering extranet may express their interest by email to Nelson Associates Architectural Engineering (NAAE) at kputney@nelsonae.com.  The Bidder will be sent an Online Documents Agreement which must be signed by an authorized agent of the company and returned to NAAE to obtain a password to access the website.  The Bidder will be responsible for any and all printing of plans and specifications as deemed necessary in order to prepare their Bid.

END OF ADVERTISEMENT TO BID

Linda Jones, RN, MS, FNP Joins Valley Family Health Center

ILION, NY – March 6, 2018 – Valley Family Health Center (VFHC) announced today that Linda Jones, RN, MS, FNP, joined the practice.

Linda Jones earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the State University of New York Institute of Technology in Utica, NY. She has experience working with a wide range of patient needs, including primary care, urgent care, gastroenterology, and psychiatric. Most recently, she worked at Mohawk Valley Health System Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy. 

After more than forty years away, Ms. Jones recently returned home to Ilion, New York where she resides with her husband. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, especially her children and grandchildren, and weekends at camp relaxing on the boat.

VFHC is located at 55 Central Plaza, Suite B, Ilion, NY 13357, where primary care medical services are available. Ms. Jones is welcoming new patients of all ages.

Valley Family Health Center Recognized as Patient Centered Medical Home

ILION, NY – February 5, 2018 – Valley Family Health Center, the newest Center opened by Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) in Ilion in the spring of 2016, earned national recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home in December, 2017.

Like the rest of RPCN’s network of health centers, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized Valley Family Health Center (VFHC) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home— the top award for delivery of comprehensive, high-quality care and service. The PCMH care delivery model strengthens the patient-physician relationship by focusing on preventive care rather than reactive care. And the designation is earned when practices use evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly-coordinated care and long-term relationships between clinicians and patients.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Valley Family Health Center has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org.

RPCN Community Health Centers in the Mohawk Valley to Celebrate National Health Center Week

Utica, NY – July 26, 2017 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) will celebrate National Health Center Week by hosting Community Wellness Fairs at its locations in the Mohawk Valley Region.

Valley Family Health Center: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm

55 Central Plaza Ilion, NY 13357

Event: 2nd Annual Community Wellness Fair

Enjoy:

  • Live Radio Remote with V97.5 FM
  • Zoo Mobile and Coco the Clown
  • FREE Backpack and school supply giveaway (kids must be present and of school age)
  • Back-to-school hair cuts
  • Snow cones and popcorn

Vendors include:

  • Herkimer Health Net
  • Office of the Aging
  • Fidelis Care
  • Ilion Fire Department
  • Resource Center for Independent Living
  • Ilion Community Church
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Catholic Charities
  • WIC
  • Parkway Senior Center
  • TRAID Program
  • Herkimer BOCES
  • ACR Health
  • Neighborhood Center
  • Healthy Families New York

Utica Community Health Center: Friday, August 11, 2017
12pam - 3pm

At the Parkway Recreation Center
220 Memorial Parkway Utica, NY 13501

Event: 4th Annual Community Wellness Fair (Community Safety)

Enjoy:

  • Live Radio Remote with Lite 98.7
  • Coco the Clown
  • Utica Zoo Mobile
  • A photo booth
  • Food Trucks
  • FREE Ice-Cream
  • Henna Tattoos

Vendors include:

  • Utica Police Department
  • Oneida County Sheriff’s Department
  • Kunkel Ambulance
  • United Health care
  • Fidelis
  • Food Bank CNY
  • Neighborhood Center
  • Core Life Eatery
  • Eat Smart CNY
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Redpine Rehab and Nursing
  • Healthplex
  • The Grand at Rome
  • Bethany Gardens
  • Waterville Residential Center

Mayor Robert M. Palmieri, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, and Oneida County Executive, Anthony J Picente, Jr. will be in attendance.

Community Health Centers serve as the primary medical home for more than 25 million people in 9,800 rural and urban communities across America today. Patients choose health centers like RPCN’s because they are convenient, affordable, and offer a range of medical, dental, and behavioral health care services from a team of caring professionals. What’s more, patients are served whether they have insurance coverage or not. To learn more about Community Health Centers visit the National Association of Community Health Centers website: www.nachc.org.

To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit: www.healthcenterweek.org.

 

RPCN Community Health Centers to Celebrate National Health Center Week in the Finger Lakes Region

Rochester, NY – July 26, 2017 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) will celebrate National Health Center Week by hosting Community Wellness Fairs at its locations in the Finger Lakes Region.

Rushville Family Health Center: Friday, August 4th (During Rushville Community Days)
9am-2pm
2 Rubin Drive
Rushville, NY 14544

Event: 5th Annual Community Wellness Fair

Vendors include:

  • Safe Harbor of the Finger Lakes
  • SPCC-WIC
  • Lifespan
  • Eat Smart NY
  • S2AY Rural Health Network
  • Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
  • Lakeview Health Services
  • MVP
  • Yates Workforce Development
  • Tobacco Action of the Finger Lakes
  • Ontario County Public Health
  • Child and Family Resources/Healthy Families

WFLR will be broadcasting live from 11am-1pm and they will bring their money machine. There will also be a backpack and school supply giveaway, bike and helmet raffle, basket raffles, kid’s games, airbrush tattoos, and a photo booth.

Wayne Community Health Center: Thursday, August 10, 2017
12pm-3pm 
1519 Nye Road (behind the health services building)
Lyons, NY 14489

Event: 3rd Annual Wellness Fair (Step Up to Wellness)

Vendors include:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthplex
  • S2ay Rural Health Network
  • WXXI
  • Thompson Health Navigator Program
  • Wayne County Aging and Youth
  • Wayne County Rural Health Network
  • Youth and Family Intervention Program (Wayne CAP)
  • WIC
  • Wayne CAP-Parent Education Program
  • Wayne County Sheriff’s Department

WFLK will be broadcasting live from 12pm-2pm and they will bring their money machine.

Enjoy giveaways, community resources, kid’s activities, and more!

Livingston Community Health Center: Friday, August 11, 2017
11am-2pm
Al Lorenz Park 6 Murray Hill Drive
Mt Morris, NY 14510

Event: 5th Annual Back to School Wellness Fair

Vendors include:

  • WIC
  • Fidelis
  • Healthplex
  • United Health Care
  • Office for the Aging
  • Catholic Charities
  • Livingston County Mental Health
  • Compeer
  • Path Stone
  • Air Brush Tattoos
  • Mr. Scribbles

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

  • FREE Backpack and school supply giveaway (kids must be present)
  • FREE Dental Hygiene Kits and education
  • FREE Monks Bread donated by Abbey of the Genesee

Senator Catharine Young will attend.

Community Health Centers serve as the primary medical home for more than 25 million people in 9,800 rural and urban communities across America today. Patients choose health centers like RPCN’s because they are convenient, affordable, and offer a range of medical, dental, and behavioral health care services from a team of caring professionals. What’s more, patients are served whether they have insurance coverage or not. To learn more about Community Health Centers visit the National Association of Community Health Centers website: www.nachc.org.

To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit: www.healthcenterweek.org

RPCN Sponsors the Utica Heart Run and Walk

Utica, NY – March 6, 2017 – For the third year in a row, RPCN sponsored the America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk, which was held at Utica College on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The annual sponsorship included a table at the Registration Expo on Friday, a television ad featuring Dr. Cynthia Jones (Utica Community Health Center) and Family Nurse Practitioner, Kim Henry (Valley Family Health Center), and the team walk on Saturday.

RPCN Community Health Centers to Celebrate National Health Center Week

Rochester, NY – August 2, 2016 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) will celebrate National Health Center Week August 6-13 by hosting Community Wellness Fairs at its locations in the Finger Lakes and Mohawk Valley Regions. 

Rushville Family Health Center: Saturday, August 6th 9am-1pm
(During Rushville Community Days)
2 Rubin Drive
Rushville, NY 14544

 Event: Back to School Wellness Fair

Vendors Include:
S2ay Rural Health Network, Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Ontario County Public Health, Tobacco Coalition of the Finger Lakes, Yates County OFA, MVP, The Partnership of Ontario County, SPCC-WIC, Finger lakes Eat Smart New York, and Wildlife Defenders/Petting Zoo.

WFLR will be broadcasting live from 10am-noon and they will bring their money machine. There will be a backpack and school supply giveaway…and YourCare will sponsor a reading tent with a storyteller and books donated by the Rochester Public Library.

Wayne Community Health Center: Monday, August 8th 11am-3pm 
1519 Nye Road
Lyons, NY 14489

Event: Back to School Wellness Fair

Vendors Include:
Fidelis Care, United Healthcare, Healthplex, WXXI, The Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes, Wayne County Public Health, Cancer Services, Headstart-Wayne County, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., Care Net: Pregnancy Center of Wayne County Youth & Family Intervention Program, Wayne County Rural Health Network, S2AY Rural Health Network, Thomas Health Navigator Program, Council on Alcoholism, WIC, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wayne CAP, Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Department, and Wildlife Defenders/Petting Zoo.

There will be a backpack and school supply giveaway.

Livingston Community Health Center: Friday, August 12th 11am-3pm
Al Lorenz Park
6 Murray Hill Drive
Mt Morris, NY 14510

Event: Back to School Wellness Fair

Vendors Include:
Catholic Charities, Hairstylists, WIC, WXXI, Mt. Morris Ambulance, Noyes Hospital, Compeer of Livingston County, Tobacco-Free GLOW, Mental Health Association of Livingston County, DentaQuest, Healthplex, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Wildlife Defenders/Petting Zoo.

There will be a backpack and school supply giveaway and free back-to-school haircuts.

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan’s representative, Annie Chwiecko, will attend.
Congressman Collins’ representative, Bryan Piligra, will attend.

Utica Community Health Center: Friday, August 12th 9am - 3pm
1651 Oneida Street
Utica, NY 13501

Event: Wellness Fair

Vendors Include:
Eat Smart New York, Center Family Life and Recovery, CareNet, United Healthcare, Food Bank of CNY, ACR Health, Neighborhood Center, Cancer Services Program, Zoo mobile, and the Sheriff Department.

97.9 Kiss FM will be broadcasting live from 10am-2pm. Other entertainment will include Jeff the Magic Man, Cocoa the Clown, a psychic, and arts and crafts.

 

Community Health Centers serve more than 23 million people nationwide, and are increasingly becoming the trusted provider of choice for many families, whether they have insurance coverage or not. Patients choose health centers like RPCN’s because they are convenient, affordable, and offer a range of primary medical and dental care services from a team of caring professionals. To learn more about Community Health Centers visit the National Association of Community Health Centers website: www.nachc.org

To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit: www.healthcenterweek.org.

Eric M. Holmes, D.D.S. Joins Wayne Community Health Center

LYONS, NY – June 30, 2016 – Wayne Community Health Center (WCHC) announced today that Eric M. Holmes, D.D.S., has joined the practice.

Dr. Holmes earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from Howard University, College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. After obtaining his doctorate degree, he completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also completed post-doctorate studies in geriatric dentistry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, also in Brooklyn. Dr. Holmes obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Howard University cum laude. Most recently, he worked as a dentist in the practice of Alvin Holmes D.D.S. General Dentistry and Syracuse Community Health Center in Syracuse, New York. 

Dr. Holmes currently resides in Syracuse, New York and enjoys participating in dental outreach activities and travelling with his family.

WCHC is located at 1519 Nye Road, in Lyons, NY, where primary care dental services are available. Dr. Holmes is welcoming new patients of all ages.

RPCN Announces Staffing Changes in the Mohawk Valley Region

Utica, NY – March 29, 2016 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) announced staffing updates across its network of Community Health Centers in the Mohawk Valley Region.

George Markwardt, DNP, RN, BC, FNP-C has joined RPCN as its Clinical Director. George has worked as a nurse, administrator, nurse practitioner, teacher, and most recently, county legislator. With more than 25 years of healthcare experience and a longstanding commitment to rural and urban underserved populations, he is currently helping to get the Network’s newest site, Valley Family Health Center, in Ilion, NY, ready to open. Valley Family Health Center will offer medical services to all ages, with special emphasis on much-needed women’s services for southern Herkimer County. In his new role, Dr. Markwardt will help develop policies, procedures, and strategic planning initiatives. He will help develop the incentive plan and prepare staff for the new medical world in which payments for medical services will be based upon value (quality and price), rather than numbers of visits. Dr. Markwardt completed his Master’s Degree as a nurse practitioner at Stony Brook University and his doctoral work with Chatham University of Pittsburgh, PA.

Jasmina Miljkovic, who began as a Patient Access Associate in 2014 and was most recently Operations Coordinator, has been promoted to Practice Manager at Valley Family Health Center, in Ilion, NY.

A resident of New Hartford, NY, Miljkovic is looking forward to working in Ilion, NY and happy to have the opportunity to help serve Herkimer County. She is very excited to open a new health center, especially knowing how much the community needs it. Miljkovic is eager to put her management experience to use. She earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Care Administration from Utica School of Commerce in Utica, NY. She brings strong skills to the organization from her past management work history.

Notice To Bidders

 

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids are sought and requested by Rochester Primary Care Network, Rochester, New York, according to plans and specifications for interior renovations at the Livingston Community Health Center, prepared by HBT Architects, 2 Elton Street, Rochester, New York 14607.

A single prime bid will be accepted for the following contract: General Construction.

There will be a pre-bid meeting on March 16, 2016, 9:30 am at the Livingston Community Health Center located at 1 Murray Hill Drive, Building 1, Room 140 Mt. Morris, New York 14510.

Sealed bids will be received by the owner’s representative at Rochester Primary Care Network administrative offices, 259 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.  Bids are due by 2:00 p.m. April 7, 2016, at which time all bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.  No electronically submitted bids of any kind will be accepted.

Proposals shall be accompanied by a certified check made payable to Rochester Primary Care Network for a bid bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid.  No bidder may withdraw his or her bid within forty-five (45) calendar days after the date set for opening thereof. Any bid may be withdrawn at any time prior to closing time for the receipt of bids.

Contract Documents and Drawings may be obtained on or after March 14, 2016 through the Rotolite-Elliott Corporation, 1 Grove Street, Pittsford, NY 14534, (585)385-1463, upon payment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per set, payable to HBT Architects.  Any Contractor returning their set within thirty (30) days of the bid opening date and in good condition will be refunded the full deposit. Prospective bidders may pick up Bidding Documents at Rotolite-Elliott, or they may ask to have the documents shipped by UPS or Federal Express on their own account number.

When requesting Bidding Documents, prospective bidders must include a letter stating their name, the firm’s name, shipping address (no PO box numbers), telephone number, fax number, and the amount of check or money order.  Prospective bidders having Bidding Documents shipped on their own account number (UPS or FedEx) must also include their account number, desired method of shipping, and a statement permitting Rotolite-Elliott to use their account number to ship documents to them.

Drawings and Contract Documents may be examined at Data Flow, 320 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14607, and Builder’s Exchange, 180 Linden Oaks, Rochester, New York 14625.

Bidders shall not include sales and compensating use taxes in the cost of materials that are to be incorporated into this project.  All work under this Contract shall comply with all applicable ordinances, regulations, codes, and laws, and with all rules of the State of New York Department of Labor.  Portions of this project are subject to State of New York “Prevailing Wage Rates.”

The owner reserves the right to waive any informality in bids, or to reject any or all bids.

Contractor’s Qualification Statement, included with the Contract Documents, must be submitted with each bid.

By order of Rochester Primary Care Network
Dated:  March 1, 2016

RPCN Announces Network-Wide Staffing Changes in the Finger Lakes Region

ROCHESTER, NY – January 20, 2016 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) announced staffing updates across its network of Community Health Centers in the Finger Lakes Region.

Jason Macartney, who has been Practice Manager at RPCN’s Livingston Community Health Center (LCHC) since 2014 and began as a Social Work Care Navigator just one year earlier, is now Practice Manager at Rushville Community Health Center (RCHC) in Rushville, NY. Macartney said he was attracted to RPCN for many reasons, but its mission and values helped him to know that it was truly the right place for him. “One of my main objectives is to see the Center expand upon existing services and become even more community-focused. I am passionate about providing access to quality health care for everyone in this community—especially those who struggle with financial, cultural, or social barriers. I will continue to make improvements so our patients have a wonderful experience here in Rushville.”

RPCN is pleased to introduce Sarah Simons as the new Practice Manager at Livingston Community Health Center (LCHC) in Mt. Morris, NY. Sarah comes with 12 years of experience working at a local hospital and in an orthotic and prosthetic office. Sarah earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from University of Phoenix and has been a resident of Steuben County for more than 14 years. According to Simons, “I’m excited to be a part of an organization that helps educate the community on the importance of dental health all of the local wellness resources that are available.”

Wayne Community Health Center in Lyons, NY, welcomes Brittany N. Jensen as Practice Manager. Ms. Jensen is dedicated to improving the patient experience, building relationships with patients and their families, and educating the community on the importance of dental health. “I’m happy to be a part of a growing organization that is diligently working on its vision to meet the individual needs of each community it serves.” Ms. Jensen holds B.S. in Health Care Studies with a focus on Community Health from Daemen College and is currently working towards her M.S. in Health Care Administration at Utica College. 

Sarah Russell DNP, APRN, FNP-C Joins Rushville Community Health Center

RUSHVILLE, NY – September 24, 2015 – Rushville Community Health Center (RCHC) announced today that Sarah Russell DNP, APRN, FNP-C, has joined the practice. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Russell provides primary care for patients of all ages and has completed additional training in developmental pediatrics. Sarah previously worked at F.F. Thompson Hospital for more than 18 years on the Birthing Center, Cardiac, Medical and surgical units.  

Sarah earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Finger Lakes Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Keuka College, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner track from St. John Fisher College. She additionally completed Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disability (LEND), and an advanced Autism Fellowship in the Kirch Clinic through the University of Rochester at Strong Memorial Hospital.

“I’m very excited to be caring for individuals in my community, and support children and their families with special needs,” said Sarah.

A native of Rochester, NY, Sarah Russell now lives in Canandaigua with her husband and four children.

RCHC is located at 2 Rubin Drive, in Rushville, NY, where primary medical and dental services are available. Sarah Russell is welcoming new patients of all ages.

Utica Community Health Center to Celebrate National Health Center Week

Utica, NY – August 5, 2015 – Utica Community Health Center (UCHC) will celebrate National Health Center Week, which is observed August 9-15, by hosting daily events Monday through Friday at its 1651 Oneida Street location in Utica.

Monday, August 10th

  • Non-profit organizations from 9:00am – 3:00pm, including:
    • Fidelis
    • United Health Care
    • Oneida County Health Dept.
    • Utica Safe Schools/Healthy Student Partnership Inc.
    • Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc.
    • Care Net Pregnancy 
    • Cornell Cooperative Extension – SNAP – ED Program
    • Early Recognition
    • Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network
    • YWCA
    • The Neighborhood Center
  • Ribbon cutting for the Mural at 10am 
  • Hand print painting below the Mural
  • Arts and Crafts (Coloring, Making visors, play-dough, Chalk Drawing)
  • Limbo 

Tuesday, August 11th

  • Art/Crafts 9am – 3pm 
  • Utica Zoo – Zoo mobile Booth 11am – 1pm
  • Limbo

Wednesday August 12th

  • Activities 9am – 3pm
  • Jeff the Magic Man – Balloons & Magic 10am-1pm  
  • Games 

Thursday August 13th

  • Dental Education 10am – 12pm
  • Activities 9am – 3pm 
  • Medical Education 1pm – 3pm 
  • Games 

Friday August 14th

  • Non-profit organizations from 9:00am – 3:00pm, including:
    • Oneida County Health Dept.
    • Utica Safe Schools/Healthy Student Partnership Inc.
    • Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc.
    • Care Net Pregnancy 
    • Cornell Cooperative Extension – SNAP – ED Program
    • Early Recognition
    • Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network
    • YWCA
    • The Neighborhood Center
    • Office for the Aging and Continuing Care
    • Center for Family Life and Recovery
  • Law enforcement (Sheriff’s Department) 10am – 12pm
  • Coco the Clown – Face painting/Balloons 12pm – 3pm 
  • Activities 
  • Games 

Community Health Centers serve more than 22 million people nationwide, and are increasingly becoming the trusted provider of choice for many families, whether they have insurance coverage or not. Patients choose health centers like UCHC because they are convenient, affordable, and offer a range of primary medical and dental care services from a team of caring professionals. To learn more about Community Health Centers visit the National Association of Community Health Centers website: www.nachc.org.

To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit: www.healthcenterweek.org

RPCN Community Health Centers to Celebrate National Health Center Week

Rochester, NY – July 28, 2015 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) will celebrate National Health Center Week, which is observed August 9-15, by hosting Community Wellness Fairs at its locations in the Finger Lakes Region during the first two weeks of August.

Rushville CHC Community Health Fair Saturday, August 1  10am – 1pm
2 Rubin Drive Rushville, NY 14544

Activities include a community art project, face painting, a back pack give away, bike and helmet drawings—and Mini Ark Farms petting zoo and animal education.

Vendors include:

  • LIVE remote with Lucas from WFLR
  • Money machine
  • Safe Harbor of the Finger Lakes
  • FLACRA
  • Say2 Rural Network
  • Fidelis
  • Yates County Sherriff Department drug take back
  • Yates County Public Health
  • Ontario County Public Health
  • DSS
  • Various local fire departments
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center of Penn Yan
  • Yates County youth Bureau
  • Breast Feeding partnership of the Finger Lakes
  • Cancer Services Program of Ontario, Seneca, and Yates Counties
  • Lakeview Health Services


Wayne CHC Health and Wellness Fair Tuesday, August 4 11am – 3pm
1519 Nye Road Lyons, NY 14489 – tours of the Center will be available

Assemblymen Robert Oaks will be in attendance for the event-opening ribbon cutting ceremony. Activities include face painting, back pack and school supply giveaways—and Wowee Wildlife petting zoo and animal education.

Vendors include:

  • Fidelis Care
  • Cancer Services Program of Wayne County
  • United Healthcare
  • Sheriff Department
  • NAMI Rochester
  • WXXI
  • Wayne County Public Health
  • Wayne County Head Start
  • Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Care Net: Pregnancy Center of Wayne County
  • Youth & Family Intervention Program
  • Wayne County Rural Health Network
  • S2AY Rural Health Network
  • Thomas Health Navigator Program 
  • Wayne County Aging & Youth


Livingston CHC Health and Wellness Fair Friday, August 14  11am – 3pm
Al Lorenz Park Pavilion #4 6 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris, NY 14510

Assemblymen Bill Nojay will be in attendance for the event-opening ribbon cutting ceremony and Senator Gallivan’s community representative, Annie Chwiecko, will be bringing us a National Health Center Week proclamation.  Activities include children’s haircuts, face painting, back pack and school supply giveaways—and Wowee Wildlife petting zoo and animal education.

Vendors include:

  • Catholic Charities
  • GVHP Safe Community Committee
  • Fidelis Care
  • Hairstylist(s)
  • WIC
  • Cornell Co-Op
  • LCHC
  • WXXI
  • Mt. Morris Ambulance
  • Noyes Hospital
  • Livingston County Department of Health 
  • Compeer of Livingston County
  • Tobacco-Free GLOW
  • Coordinated Care Services - NYSOH Navigator

Community Health Centers serve more than 22 million people nationwide, and are increasingly becoming the trusted provider of choice for many families, whether they have insurance coverage or not. Patients choose health centers like RPCN’s because they are convenient, affordable, and offer a range of primary medical and dental care services from a team of caring professionals. To learn more about Community Health Centers visit the National Association of Community Health Centers website: www.nachc.org.

To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit: www.healthcenterweek.org.

RPCN Awarded United Health Foundation Behavioral Health Integration Grant

Rochester, NY – January 12, 2015 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) will improve access to care for individuals in need of behavioral health services at three of its Community Health Centers thanks to a three-year $1,430,707 grant from United Health Foundation.

Through this project, RPCN’s Rushville Community Health Center, Utica Community Health Center, and its sub-recipient, Genesee Health Service, will be able to deliver fully-integrated behavioral health services to better assist patients in a primary care setting. Staff will soon include licensed behavioral health providers and dedicated behavioral health care managers. Quality improvement activities will be put in place, all staff will be trained extensively, and a HIPAA-compliant teleconferencing network will be installed for communication between the Centers and the psychiatrist at Rochester Regional Health System.

“We look forward to being able to better serve our communities by integrating behavioral health into our health centers,” says Michael Leary, RPCN President and CEO. “We have spent the last couple of years transforming our medical and dental practices to meet the demands of health care reform, we added diabetes and asthma programs, implemented an electronic health record, our providers have become meaningful users of this health record, and we have achieved the highest level of recognition as Patient Centered Medical Homes. I believe we are now in the perfect position to add behavioral health services and to continue to improve the overall health of the communities we serve.”

Louise Slaughter Receives NACHC 2014 Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award from Regional Primary Care Network

ROCHESTER, NY – Today, Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) honored Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) 2014 Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award for her continued support of Community Health Centers and her commitment to improving access to quality, affordable primary health care for the uninsured and underserved population in the Greater Rochester area. Earlier this term, Rep. Slaughter announced a $2.5 million grant for RPCN to provide health care in addition to $180,000 in federal money to help local residents sign up for affordable healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

“I’m honored to receive this award – but it is the people that make up these institutions who deserve the lion’s share of the praise,” Rep. Slaughter said. “Day in and day out, they embody our commitment to affordable health care for every American. They have worked tirelessly to provide our friends and neighbors with critical health care in times of real need. I’m proud to support their efforts in Congress and as long as I have a vote, I will continue to do so.”

“Congresswoman Slaughter’s longstanding support of community health centers is well known and greatly appreciated by our patients, Board and staff,” said Michael Leary, President and CEO of Regional Primary Care Network. “We look forward to working with her and her staff as future health center funding comes before the Congress. RPCN thanks the Congresswoman for her support and guidance in this challenging budgetary environment.

Regional Primary Care Network is committed to the mission of providing access to compassionate, individualized health care and wellness-related education for everyone, regardless of financial, cultural, or social barriers. It is the vision of RPCN to create healthy communities in which health disparities are diminished and there is access to care for all.

“Congresswoman Slaughter’s tireless advocacy has played a direct role in our ability to provide exceptional comprehensive care to the underserved patients of our region,” said Bridgette Wiefling, MD, senior vice president of medical groups for Rochester Regional Health System. “We are enormously grateful for her support of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and for her commitment – shared by all of us at Rochester Regional Health System – to ensure that every member of our community enjoys a lifetime of good health.”
 
Founded in 1973, Genesee Health Service (GHS) is part of Rochester General Medical Group, an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health System. GHS serves over 25,000 patients with adult, child and women’s health services, as well as specialized services for diabetes, allergy, rheumatology and endocrinology.

RPCN Centers Recognized as Patient Centered Medical Homes

ROCHESTER, NY – June 19, 2014 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) has earned national recognition for providing a new model of more personal and efficient primary care at its two medical facilities.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized Rushville Community Health Center (RCHC) and Utica Community Health Center (UCHC) as Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes— the top award for delivery of comprehensive, high-quality care and service.

The PCMH care delivery model is designed to strengthen the patient-physician relationship by practicing preventive care rather than reactive care. Physician-led care teams facilitate an ongoing relationship for wellness and long-term healing. What’s more, NCQA-recognized PCMH practices like RCHC and UCHC are known for providing:
-Increased access to care beyond normal business hours
-Proactive, evidence-based preventive care
-Enhanced patient-provider communication access through an online Patient Portal
-Advanced scheduling capabilities through the Patient Portal
-Access to a care team of nurses and other health care professionals, allowing more coordinated patient care
-Improved patient self-care management support and education

According to RPCN CEO Mike Leary, “Since we implemented the PCMH model, our Centers have improved their quality of care. Our care teams are doing a more thorough job discussing and documenting a patient’s health and wellbeing and the delivery of care is more patient and family focused.”