Glens Falls Family Health, Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s 22nd brick-and-mortar health center, is now open. Located at 38 Larose Street, Glens Falls Family Health has 18 exam rooms and a floor plan designed to support an integrated team care model with nurses, patient service assistants, behavioral health specialists, care managers, resident physicians, advanced practice providers and physicians working together. The center is also equipped with on-site lab services operated by Glens Falls Hospital.
“The establishment of Glens Falls Family Health has been a longtime community effort, with many details thoughtfully developed to improve health outcomes and patient experiences for years to come,” said Hudson Headwaters CEO Tucker Slingerland, M.D. “As a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center, Glens Falls Family Health expands access for all in our community, regardless of income or insurance. Thank you to our hard-working staff for making this milestone possible and for the support of our regional partners who share our vision of sustainable health care for everyone.”
The building was also designed with medical residents in mind and serves as a continuity site for residents physicians of the new Saratoga Hospital Family Medicine Residency, a collaboration with Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center. The inaugural class started in July 2023 and have traveled to Glens Falls from around the world.
“We are pleased to welcome residents to Glens Falls and offer a state-of-the-art facility as a backdrop for 21st-century family medicine education,” said Colleen Quinn, M.D., Hudson Headwaters’ chief of medical education and wellness. “Statistics show that the majority of resident physicians remain in the communities where they practice. Glens Falls Family Health offers a modern clinical training environment, along with close proximity to Women’s Health, Pediatric and Adolescent Health, Glens Falls Hospital and a variety of community services that emphasize a broader public health and community-oriented approach. It’s exciting to offer a facility with many unique opportunities for talented health care professionals.”
The new 30,000-square-foot building housing Glens Falls Family Health, a primary care health center, will also be home to PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) at Hudson Headwaters. Expected to open in 2024, PACE is a community-based alternative to nursing home care for qualifying individuals ages 55 and older with multiple chronic health conditions. PACE at Hudson Headwaters will become the 10th PACE program in New York State and the first in the state sponsored by a Federally Qualified Health Center. Learn more at www.pacehh.org.
More information about Glens Falls Family Health is available at https://www.hhhn.org