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RPCN Ready to Enroll People in the NYS Health Plan Marketplace

ROCHESTER, NY – January 17, 2014 – Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) health centers are now enrolling people in the New York State Health Plan Marketplace, NY State of Health.

RPCN Social Workers have been trained by the state and are prepared to provide education about NY State of Health, as well as outreach and enrollment activities. Residents in the greater Rochester area can call the Center closest to them to make an appointment for assistance in finding the right coverage to fit their needs and budget:

  • LIVINGSTON Affordable Care Line: 585-243-7847
  • ROCHESTER Affordable Care Line: 585-328-7000
  • RUSHVILLE Affordable Care Line: 585-554-4400 | 315-279-6705 x7165

NY State of Health is a new way for consumers to find and purchase health insurance coverage at an affordable rate that resulted from President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. For more information on the NYS Health Plan Marketplace, visit its official website at http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/.

RPCN’s Utica Community Health Center began providing education and enrollment in November, 2013. For assistance in the Utica area, call 315-793-7600 x7226 or x7281.

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 three sites, prepared by HBT Architects, 16 South Main Street, Pittsford, New York 14534.

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

There will be a pre-bid meeting on January 17, 2014, 9:30 am at the Wayne County Health Services Building located at 1519 Nye Road, Lyons, NY 14489.

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. February 4, 2014, 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 Any bid may be withdrawn at any time prior to closing time for the receipt of bids.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 January 15, 2014 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 F. W. Dodge/McGraw Hill, 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:  January 7, 2014

UCHC Ready to Enroll People in the NYS Health Plan Marketplace

UTICA, NY – November 7, 2013 – Utica Community Health Center (UCHC), one of four Regional Primary Care Network health centers, is ready to enroll people in the New York State Health Plan Marketplace, NY State of Health.

UCHC Social Workers have been trained by the state and are prepared to provide education about NY State of Health, as well as outreach and enrollment activities. Residents in the Utica area can call 315-793-7600 x7226 to make an appointment for assistance in finding the right coverage to fit their needs and budget.

NY State of Health is a new way for consumers to find and purchase health insurance coverage at an affordable rate that resulted from President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. For more information on the NYS Health Plan Marketplace, visit its official website at http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/.

RPCN’s other health centers are gearing up for the same training and will be ready to begin education and enrollment within the next month.

Notice to Bidders

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Regional Primary Care Network has had to temporarily suspend the bidding process.  Please check back for updates in the days ahead.

Unfortunately, the bidders conference scheduled for October 8 in Lyons, New York has been canceled. More information will be posted on this web page as soon as it is available.  

 

LIVINGSTON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER AWARDED AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SAMUEL D. HARRIS GRANT TO HELP IMPROVE CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH

Mt. Morris, NY – August 21, 2013 – Livingston Community Health Center (LCHC) can help improve children’s dental care in Livingston County thanks to an award of $5000.00 from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF)’s Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health.

The proposed project will target pre-natal and post-natal participants of the Women Infant and Children’s Program (WIC) in New York’s Livingston and Wyoming counties. Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) considers the WIC program a vital partner in attaining the best overall health across the communities served. The newly funded program will educate WIC participants on the importance of oral health and preventing early childhood caries. LCHC’s pediatric dentist will hold an in-service oral health educational program for WIC staff, which will then then incorporate the oral-health component into their education curriculum. To complement this education, WIC participants will also receive an oral health tool-kit, which includes an infant toothbrush, a toddler toothbrush, an adult toothbrush, and a pamphlet that serves as a visual aid to reinforce the oral health strategies taught in the program.

“We are pleased to have been selected from among more than 90 worthy applicants to receive this funding from the ADA Foundation’s Samuel Harris Fund,” says Sherilee Callahan, LCHC Practice Manager “We look forward to partnering with WIC to build an even stronger program that will help improve the dental health of children in our community.”

About the ADA Foundation Samuel Harris Fund

The ADA Foundation is dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization that makes grants available in the areas of dental research, education, access to care, and charitable assistance for dentists and their dependents. The ADA Foundation created the Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health in 1999 through a permanent endowment established through a generous gift by Dr. Samuel D. Harris, with the goal of supporting community dental programs. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded through a competitive process to educational and preventive programs that set goals to help improve children’s dental health. In 2013, the ADA Foundation received more than 90 applications, from among which 24 programs were selected to receive a total of more than $114,000 in grants.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the ADA Foundation, please visit www.adafoundation.org or call 312.440.2547.


About Livingston Community Health Center

Livingston Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary dental care.  Most insurances are accepted and for individuals without insurance, a sliding fee scale is available based on household size and income.

RPCN Announces Network-Wide Staffing Changes

Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN) announced several staffing updates across its network of Community Health Centers.

Dr. Melissa Copella, a dentist at its Rushville Community Health Center (RCHC), has taken on the additional responsibility of RPCN Dental Director. In this capacity, she will provide leadership and supervision to all dental staff, work with senior management to develop appropriate clinical policies and procedures and ensure the dental department is meeting the diverse health and social needs of our patient population.

Sherilee Callahan, who has been the lead dental assistant since Livingston Community Health Center (LCHC) opened in 2010, has been promoted to Practice Manager.  Ms. Callahan is committed to providing the highest quality of service to patients and the RPCN administrative team.

At Utica Community Health Center (UCHC), Nicole Cocomazzi has moved into the role of Practice Manager, while Dianne DiMeo is now Practice Transformation Lead. Ms. Cocomazzi has been UCHC’s Patient Access Manager of Utica Community Health Center since it opened in 2010. She was instrumental in the planning and opening of the Center and continues to be vital to its ongoing success. As Practice Transformation Lead, Ms. DiMeo will help RPCN earn the distinction of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and carry out implementation of the model.

PCMH is an approach to organizing and delivering primary care that improves the experience of care, health of populations, and the cost of health care. A medical home achieves these goals by adopting new technologies, working in teams, and building relationships with patients and their families that encourages care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and easily understood.

UCHC Stocks Food Pantry Shelves

Utica Community Health Center’s (UCHC) parent organization, Regional Primary Care Network (RPCN), held a network-wide contest to provide the communities it serves with much needed food for the holiday season—and UCHC came out on top.

UCHC enlisted the help of its community partner, United Healthcare Community Program, to collect 1,022 pounds of food—the largest donation of all RPCN centers. These donations provided complete thanksgiving meals for 31 UCHC patients and the rest stocked the shelves of the Veteran’s Outreach Center food pantry. Also, because UCHC won the contest, it will receive an additional 51 pounds of food collected from its administrative location in Rochester, NY. These winnings will also be donated to the Veteran’s Outreach Center food pantry.

Rushville Community Health Center donated 67 pounds of food and toiletries to the Friendship House in Middlesex, NY, and Livingston Community Health Center collected 25 pounds to date and will continue collecting to provide Christmas dinners to Catholic Charities of Livingston County.

Dr. Anne Corbett Joins Rushville Community Health Center

Rushville Community Health Center (RCHC) announced today that Anne Corbett, M.D., will join the practice later this fall. Dr. Corbett replaces Dr. Renee Wheeler, who after more than five years of providing compassionate care for many patients in our community, has moved out of state.

A native of the Washington, DC area, Dr. Corbett has most recently worked at Highland Family Medicine while completing her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Board eligible in Family Medicine, she received her Doctor of Medicine Degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA.

As a family medicine specialist, Dr. Corbett provides primary care for patients of all ages and has special training and interests in women's health. Preventive care is one of her areas of focus.

RCHC is located at 2 Rubin Drive, in Rushville, NY, where primary medical and dental services are available. New patients are welcome and all insurances are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for those who qualify.