The Institute Awarded Over $15 Million in NYS Funding for Capital Projects
New York, NY (March 9, 2016) – The Institute for Family Health was awarded over $15 million in new capital funding by New York State. The funding will support the renovation or expansion of three community health center sites in Manhattan, the Bronx and Kingston, NY. The Institute received the awards as the result of a highly-competitive, statewide application process associated with New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), the centerpiece of its health care reform efforts.
“I could not be prouder to announce this tremendous investment in health care access to our patients and the communities we serve,” said Dr. Neil Calman, the Institute’s co-founder, president and CEO. “Our 95,000-plus patients know that the Institute has always done a lot with limited resources. We are incredibly grateful to New York State and the Governor’s office for providing us this opportunity to build state-of-the-art community health centers that will serve their communities for generations.”
The Institute’s DSRIP capital awards include:
- $13,412,311 to expand medical and behavioral health capacity for the services now provided by the Sidney Hillman / Phillips Family Practice, located in Union Square in Manhattan, which provides care to patients from throughout New York City;
- $989,678 to build an immediate care suite at the Stevenson Family Health Center, which serves the Soundview section of the Bronx;
- $437,384 to establish the Pine Street Family Health Center, an integrated primary care and behavioral health care site in Kingston, NY.
The Institute will also participate in an additional DSRIP capital project, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s $88 million award to create a “medical village” in Kingston, NY.
In a statement announcing the awards, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “”We have a responsibility to continue to make critical capital and infrastructure improvements that transform our health care system. This funding … is yet another example of how New York is leading the nation in adapting to meet 21st century health care needs.”
The goals of the DSRIP program include reducing health care costs, improving the health of New Yorkers, reducing avoidable hospital admissions and emergency room visits by 25 percent by 2020, and ensuring the financial sustainability of safety net health care providers. The Institute’s awarded capital projects will further all of these goals by expanding its outstanding, primary care, dental care, behavioral health care and preventive health care services to New York State residents of all ages.