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Hometown Health Centers Holds Grand Opening For New Amsterdam Primary Care Facility

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.

ribbon cuttingHometown, which is nationally recognized for providing high-quality primary care, has experienced a steady flow of patients since opening its doors Oct. 22, following a $350,000 rehabilitation project to transform the vacant building into a state-of-the-art medical practice.

“We are thrilled to be in Amsterdam to help meet the demand for quality healthcare in this growing community”, said Hometown Health Centers CEO Joe Gambino.

The facility, which is conveniently located and close to public housing, offers primary and preventative care for children and families.  Dental care is offered at Hometown Health’s main office at 1044 State St., Schenectady, which is just 19 miles away.

“We are delighted to be able to bring high-quality, cost-effective healthcare to the city’s medically underserved population,” said Hometown Health Centers Medical Director David Skory, M.D.  “We are equipped to serve anyone in need of first-rate primary care services.”

In the interest of improving regional healthcare and providing a bridge to other community services, the Schenectady-based health provider has signed a services agreement with St. Mary’s Healthcare at Amsterdam to refer obstetrics patients to the hospital.  Further collaborative services such as diagnostic laboratory, x-ray, cancer screening, mental health services and occupational health are expected to be added in the coming months.

A nurse practioner and six bi-lingual support staff are currently employed at Hometown Health’s state-of-the-art facility, which features 10 exam rooms. Company officials expect the downtown office to swell to around five multi-cultural providers and 15 support staff at its peak, providing regional residents with valuable employment opportunities.

“The expansion of Hometown Health Centers in Amsterdam presents an incredible opportunity for the city and its residents,” said U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam.  “Increased affordable health care for the medically underserved in our community will ensure families can stay healthy without breaking the bank. Judging from the great work this team has done in Schenectady throughout its more than 40-year history, I am certain the partnership between Amsterdam and this health center will be incredibly beneficial for the region.”

Hometown Health provides scheduled appointments, as well as walk in and same day appointments.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Patients are seen regardless of their ability to pay.  The health provider offers a sliding fee scale based upon income and family size.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (518) 627-2110.


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