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August 6, 2013

CVPH Health Center moving downtown

PLATTSBURGH — The CVPH Health Center will be relocating to downtown Plattsburgh in an effort to add more space to the practice and provide improved and convenient care for patients.

The Health Center, which has been on the second floor of the physicians building at 206 Cornelia St. since first opening in 1992, will move to the William H. Beaumont Health Arts Building at 159 Margaret St. beginning Monday, Aug. 19.

“This is going to be a beautiful facility,” said Charleen Tuthill, director of clinical services for the Health Center, as she toured the new space recently. “We are all very excited about coming down here.”

FORMER PEDIATRICS

The center will be placed in the offices formerly operated by Plattsburgh Primary Care Pediatrics and Mountain View Pediatrics. Having the center relocate to facilities that were previously used for health care was an added bonus, Tuthill noted.

“We have handicapped access to our door, which is so important for many of our patients,” she said. “We have plenty of space in both of our waiting rooms. We want our patients to be comfortable while they’re here.”

The new facility will also initiate a preregistration process for patients, which will help streamline the admissions process and get patients into their providers quicker and more efficiently, Tuthill said.

The center will feature 21 exam rooms, an increase from the 15 or 16 rooms available at the current site. There will also be office space for Medical Home and Health Home representatives to ensure that patients are seeing a continuum of care beyond their doctor visits.

“The Medical Home is a program that provides patients with specialized nursing care to all chronically ill patients,” said Amanda Gooley, clinical supervisor for the center. “It provides long-term patient management for patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), CHF (congestive heart failure) and diabetes.”

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