Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy Tours HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center in

Coram, NY – On Friday, August 3, Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R) toured the Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram, operated by Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare). Led by HRHCare CEO and President Anne Kauffman Nolon, the tour gave the Legislator a chance to see the state-of-the-art facility and learn more about the high-quality primary and preventive health services that HRHCare delivers at Elsie Owens and across its nine sites throughout the region.

“I was pleased to join Anne Nolon and her staff to tour the HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram,” said Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy. “Investing in community-based care ensures that our residents receive the best healthcare services they possibly can in a convenient setting, without having to make a trip the emergency room, at greater cost and risk. I am pleased that our local government and HRHCare have continued to collaborate to preserve and enhance primary care access for our residents.”

HRHCare’s Elsie Owens Health Center was the first health center formerly run by Suffolk County, to be transitioned to HRHCare’s operations. Services offered include primary and preventive medical care, dentistry, women’s health and behavioral health services, nutrition counseling, connections to substance use disorder treatment programs, and medical transportation. Additionally, HRHCare and Suffolk County partner to offer a number of services together including referral to public health nurses, immunization programs, WIC services, TB referrals to the chest unit, and STI testing. The stalwart partnership between HRHCare and Stony Brook Medicine further perpetuates continuity of care.

“This health center provides Coram residents with an array of comprehensive health care services under one roof, all of which is made possible through our partnership with Suffolk County,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, CEO and President of HRHCare. “Our thanks to Legislator Kennedy for recognizing the importance of this relationship and working with us to keep Coram in good health by facilitating access to high-quality care for all.”

HRHCare, a community health network stretching across the Hudson Valley and Long Island, has operated the Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram since 2012. Other Suffolk County HRHCare locations include health centers in Amityville, Brentwood, Coram, Greenport, Huntington, Patchogue, Riverhead, Shirley, Wyandanch, and a new mobile health center van traveling throughout the county to connect individuals to healthcare. While HRHCare had 50,000 patients in Suffolk County in 2012, they now care for over 73,000 patients in the county.

About Hudson River Health Care

Founded over 40 years ago as a Federally Qualified Health Center, Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is one of the nation’s largest community health providers. The HRHCare network of 29 health centers, nine of which are in Suffolk County, provides affordable, accessible care to over 185,000 patients through more than 820,000 visits annually. The more than 350 primary care practitioners and 700 specialists and support staff have made HRHCare a destination for convenient, high-quality care for all.

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