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Commissioner of Health Presents Commissioner’s Grand Rounds at Ellenville Regional Hospital

On April 3, 2018 New York State Commissioner of Health Howard A. Zucker, MD, hosted his Commissioner’s Grand Rounds title The Future of Primary Care at Ellenville Regional Hospital. Presenters included Neil S. Calman, MD, President & CEO, The Institute for Family Health; Steven L. Kelley, FACHE, President & CEO, Ellenville Regional Hospital; Michaela Frazier, LMSW, CCM, Vice President of Social Support Services, The Institute for Family Health; and Sirene Garcia, Director of Special Programs, Finger Lakes Community Health Center.

The presentations provided information on and examples of collaborations between community health centers and hospitals, integrating social diagnosis into the patient encounter, and the emerging role of telehealth in primary care. This Grand Rounds session was a part of the NYS Department of Health’s celebration of National Public Health Week 2018 and its theme,“Changing Our Future Together.” It was also broadcast via live webinar and a recording is available on the New York State Department of Health website.

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Commissioner with students from Ulster Boces New Visions program (they conduct their on-site clinical education at Ellenville Regional Hospital)

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Commissioner and Presenters: from left: Steve L. Kelley, President & CEO, Ellenville  Regional Hospital; Neil S. Calman, MD, President & CEO, The Institute for Family Health; Michaela Frazier, LMSW, CCM, Vice President of Social Support Services, The Institute for Family Health; Sirene Garcia, Director of Special Programs, Finger Lakes Community Health Center; and Howard A. Zucker, MD, New York State Commissioner of Health

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Commissioner with Calman and Kelley, from left: Neil S. Calman, MD, President & CEO, The Institute for Family Health; Steve L. Kelley, President & CEO, Ellenville Regional Hospital; and Howard A. Zucker, MD, New York State Commissioner of Health