Hudson River Healthcare (HRH) is well into the process of assuming ownership of all of Suffolk County’s Health Centers. The County’s system has been the trusted community provider of primary and specialty care for thousands of low-income and uninsured Suffolk residents for many years.
HRH is developing collaborations to enhance the connectedness of these centers with County leadership, Stony Brook University Hospital, other community hospitals, behavioral health agencies, and health home care management providers. As a non-profit FQHC (Federally qualified health center), HRH offers us a great opportunity to achieve the health care reform ”win-win-win” – known as the “Triple Aim” – expanded and higher quality care, outcomes of early intervention, and reduced acute care dispositions and stabilized public costs.
Such care transition is more than a demonstration program – it is fast becoming the new standard for public health care.