ALBANY, N.Y. (July 27, 2017) – Eddie Polanco, speaking to a room of healthcare professionals and community leaders on Tuesday, said he owns a suit, but doesn’t typically wear it to his job.
Instead, he usually wears what he wore on Tuesday: a gray Chicago Bulls hat with a red bill, a black T-shirt and ripped jeans. He proudly displayed his tattoos.
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 27, 2017) – The City of Amsterdam’s 2017 Summer Camp will run for six and a half weeks starting July 5 and ending Aug 18.
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 22, 2017) – Members of the New York State Assembly and Senate have unanimously passed legislation in each house (A7922 and S6689) requiring Medicaid managed care providers who provide coverage for prescription drugs to include not-for-profit pharmacies operated by institutions of higher education in the provider's pharmacy network.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (June 15, 2017) — Community partners, business leaders and board members gathered Thursday, June 15 at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Hometown Health Centers (HHC), Schenectady County’s only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (March 27, 2017) — In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Hometown Health Centers (HHC) will team up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to host a Colon Cancer Awareness Day Weds., March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HHC’s Schenectady facility, which is located at 1044 State Street, Schenectady.
March 13, 2017
Recently Hometown Health Centers received the "Give Kids A Smile" award from the New York State Dental Foundation. The funds received from this award goes right back into the community we serve by helping us to expand our Dental Outreach team who provides dental screenings, treatments, and sealants to kids in the Schenectady School District. Thank you to the New York State Dental Foundation for recognizing the important work that we're doing. We are honored to receive this award!
Award Presentation: (left to right) Justin Hurlburt, DMD - HHC Cheif Dental Officer, Dr. G. Kirk Gleason, NYS Dental Foundation, Joe Gambino, CEO HHC, Laura Clark Leon, Exective Director, NYS Dental Foundation, Lynn Martin, Executive Director, Fourth District Dental Society.
February 2, 2017
Please enjoy the Winter edition of the Hometown Health Centers Newsletter. There is a lot of great information to share with you.
Download Winter 2017 Newsletter here
December 1, 2016 (Times Union)
THE ISSUE: Programs in Troy and Schenectady are targeting poverty.
THE STAKES: Their success warrants continued state funding for "community schools" and similar efforts.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2016) — Hometown Health Centers (HHC) is now offering thousands of Schenectady middle and high school students a convenient healthcare option. The county’s only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center, has partnered with the Schenectady City School District to open the county’s first school-based health centers (SBHC).
NEW.... Vision Department!
Hometown Health Centers Vision Provider:
We have a NEW Vision Department at Hometown Health! Hometown patients now have access to an on-site Optometrist, Victor Vuong, for routine eye exams, diabetic eye exams, and referrals to eye specialists. Ask your Hometown Primary Care Provider for more information.
SCHENECTADY, NY (August 1, 2016) — In celebration of National Health Center Week (Aug. 7-13), Hometown Health Centers (HHC), the only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center in Schenectady County, will host its annual HealthFest Friday, Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m.
SCHENECTADY, NY (July 12, 2016) -- We are delighted to partner this summer with 15-LOVE, a free local program that not only teaches tennis fundamentals to Capital Region youth, but also uses the sport to educate youngsters about life skills ranging from good nutrition and money management to recycling and good manners.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (June 14, 2016) — Hometown Health Centers (HHC), a nationally recognized primary care and dental practice, is pleased to announce that Paul Jesep, chief ethics and compliance officer, will serve as interim chief administrative officer and general counsel in addition to his role as chief ethics and compliance officer.
SCHENECTADY, NY (April 8, 2016) — Local residents unable to grow their own fruits and vegetables or easily make it to a supermarket can still be assured of obtaining the freshest produce, thanks to a new partnership between Hometown Health Centers (HHC) and Troy-based Capital Roots.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (March 30, 2016) — Regional civic and business leaders gathered today with political figures, including Congressman Paul Tonko, for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of College Hometown Pharmacy at Hometown Health Centers (HHC), a nationally recognized primary care and dental practice located at 1044 State Street, Schenectady, NY.
Hometown Health Centers CEO Joe Gambino spoke with Ann Parillo on yesterday's Schenectady Today Show about College Hometown Pharmacy, HHC's new student-operated pharmacy that will be opening shortly and run by students from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
View video: https://youtu.be/YjMsLNWCqUw
In this short video, Joe Gambino, CEO, Hometown Health Centers (HHC) and Dr. Greg Dewey, president, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS), discuss the innovative partnership between HHC and ACPHS in which ACPHS students will run HHC’s full-service, in-house pharmacy.
In this video, Joe Gambino, CEO, Hometown Health Centers (HHC) and Dr. Greg Dewey, president, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS), explain the launch of College Hometown Pharmacy, a first-of-a kind alliance for the Capital Region, in which ACPHS students will run HHC’s full-service, in-house pharmacy.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) — In a first-of-a kind alliance for the Capital Region, Hometown Centers (HHC), the county’s only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center, and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), have signed an agreement for ACPHS to run HHC’s full-service, in-house pharmacy. Officials expect the program to be up and running in early 2016 following the successful completion of the pharmacy license registration and inspection process.
November 3, 2015
Open enrollment through the NY State of Health started on 11/1/15.
You may qualify for the new "Essential Plan" through New York State of Health, making your health plan more affordable. Our enrollment specialists can help you understand if you are eligible, call to speak with one of our specialists, (518) 370-1441 x4708.
Click on the link to watch the video about "Essie", the new Essential Plan through New York State of Health: http://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/EssentialPlanVideo
By Zachary Matson, The Daily Gazette, October 24, 2015
SCHENECTADY — Students at Mont Pleasant Middle School and Schenectady High School will soon be able to get their primary care, immunizations and urgent treatment without ever leaving school.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (Oct. 13, 2015) — In an effort to further improve the lives of underserved residents living in Schenectady County, Hometown Health Centers (HHC) — the county’s only not-for-profit, federally qualified health center — is readying for an ambitious two phase, multi-million dollar development program.
October 1, 2015
HHC Goes Pink!! October 1st is the kick off to a month-long national breast cancer awareness campaign.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (September 30, 2015) — To better serve dental patients at Hometown Health's State Street location, hours will be extended in the department, effective October 5, 2015.
The new hours are: Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 7 pm, Friday 7 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. The department will be closed on Sunday.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (May 11, 2015) — Hometown Health Centers, one of the region’s top-rated medical and dental facilities, is pleased to announce that Eric Burton of Glens Falls has been promoted to chief operating officer.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (April 27, 2015) — Kathleen Malizia, RN, was one of 10 Capital Region nurses recently tapped by the Albany Times Union for its prestigious “Salute to Nurses” award.
AMSTERDAM, NY (March 11, 2015) — Regional civic and business leaders gathered today with political figures, including Congressman Paul Tonko, for a ribbon cutting/grand opening for Hometown Health Centers’ 5,000-square-foot primary care medical facility at 67 Division Street.