New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
Sound Shore Health System Hospitals – Sound Shore Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital, are pleased to be founding members of and provider hospitals for Hudson Valley Care Coalition (HVCC) led by Open Door Family Medical Centers – one of only three provider organizations selected by the New York State Department of Health to function as a Medicaid Health Home in the Hudson Valley. The collaborative effort started last year in Westchester by Hudson Health Plan and now encompasses countless organizations in six counties in the Hudson Valley region.
Today, HVCC is an impressive network of institutions and providers working together to improve healthcare for a segment of Medicaid recipients with multiple chronic conditions – or at risk for developing more than one. As a Medicaid Health Home, HVCC delivers leading‐edge care, functions as a Think Tank and engages individuals with serious medical and behavioral health issues by addressing their health needs as well as their social and environmental concerns – such as food and shelter. This is accomplished through comprehensive care management, health promotion, transition care, patient and family support, referral to community and social support services and linking services through Health Information Technology. With the goal of engaging the population to stay in care, access services needed and manage diseases, HVCC is on track to lessen the drain on healthcare resources and reduce healthcare costs.
President and CEO of Sound Shore Medical Center, John R. Spicer, said, “Harnessing resources and engaging individuals with multiple chronic medical and behavioral conditions, optimizing care and reducing healthcare costs is the goal of Hudson Valley Care Coalition. Sound Shore Medical Center is pleased to be a founding member of this dynamic collaborative.”
For more information, contact Sound Shore Medical Center Senior Vice President for Clinical Systems Development, Rosemary Martino at 914-365-3710 or rmartino(at)sshsw(dot)org.
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Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is a 252-bed, community based, teaching hospital located at 16 Guion Place in New Rochelle, NY. Since its founding in 1892, SSMC has served the diverse medical needs of the surrounding community and region, including orthopedic doctors and orthopedic surgeons. It is a major teaching affiliate of New York Medical College, member of Sound Shore Health System and is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. On its campus is the 150-bed Schaffer Extended Care Center, which provides 50 beds for short-term rehabilitation patients and 100 for long-term residents. For more information visit their website at http://www.ssmc.org.