Ellenville Regional Hospital Dedicates Neil S. Calman, MD Medical Arts Pavilion
Ellenville, NY (July 24, 2015) – On Wednesday, July 22, Ellenville Regional Hospital (ERH) hosted the grand opening of the Neil S. Calman, MD Medical Arts Pavilion: Specialty Services Center, a new building that connects the hospital with the Ellenville Family Health Center, located next to the hospital and operated by the Institute for Family Health. The new building was dedicated to Dr. Neil Calman, president and co-founder of the Institute for Family Health.
An invocation and remarks were presented by the Rev. Julius Collins, Chair of the hospital’s Board of Trustees. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein was the keynote speaker, who noted that ERH and the Institute are “two organizations with the exact same goal – community health – making sure people live happier healthier lives.” He complimented the people of Ellenville for standing shoulder to shoulder to solve problems, noting that Ellenville was “one of the strongest communities I’ve ever seen.” Hein also thanked Calman for “putting his shoulder to the grindstone… and contributing his intellect, ability and resources to the community.”
Steve Kelley, President and CEO of ERH, commented, “the new building is a bridge that represents the transformation of the health care system, one that connects primary care, specialty care, and in-patient services” to better serve the community.” ERH and the Institute have been partners since 2007 and have engaged in a number of shared service delivery initiatives, including sharing clinical staff, serving as an in-patient rotation for Institute family medicine residents, and utilizing an Internet based system to provide emergency room patients with next day primary care appointments.
Dr. Calman echoed Kelly’s sentiments, saying “the “connector” building has become the physical representation of our strong collaboration, and our shared commitment to the health of this rural community. We have combined the resources of our two organizations to increase the number of doctors available to the surrounding community and to make sure that the care provided is of the highest quality.”
The Pavilion houses the hospital’s new open bore MRI unit and the hospital’s new cardiac rehabilitation unit, the Health Quest Medical Practice Cardiology Suite. The hospital’s Specialty Provider Clinic has been relocated to the Medical Arts Pavilion, providing more clinical space and a better experience for patients seeking specialty service from podiatry to orthopedics to gastroenterology.