A recent federal grant will mean easier access to better care for
communities in New York - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports
The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center is expanding - opening
two facilities - the first in one of the many so-called "isolated"
Hudson Valley Communities - a full healthcare center in Highland Falls
as well as a new health center at 290 Broadway in Newburgh.
Health Center President and CEO Linda Muller says both centers will be
funded by a 650-thousand dollar federal grant from the Health Resources
and Services Administration.
The Newburgh site will primarily serve the homeless population. Highland
Falls will offer family-style care, including OB/GYN, pediatrics and
Muller says groundbreaking for Highland Falls is expected to take place
in August and the facility should be open by November.
Highland Falls is a federally designated Health Professional Shortage
Area where residents have difficulty accessing quality health care
services. Village Mayor Joseph D'Onofrio played a key role in securing the funding.
Highland Falls neighbors West Point. Linda Muller says the community can
avail themselves of care at the new facility.
Muller affirms the new access points reflect a growth trend for
community health centers across New York State.