Emerson Young Clinic Reopens
A celebration ensued this past week, as the Sheehan Health Network Emerson Young Clinic reopened their doors.
Mayor Byron Brown was on hand at the reopening saying, "The community health collaboration is a very creative and critically important partnership that will provide significantly improved health care services to many â€˜at-riskâ€™ residents in Buffalo."
The Emerson Young Clinic, located at 305 Perry Street in the Commodore Perry Housing Complex, is a vital step in the quest for better health care delivery in the Perry Street neighborhood.
The clinic is a medical facility that provides quality healthcare to a community that, in the past, has not received the services they need. Furthermore, the clinic will offer education, wellness, and outreach programs to the local community. "The clinic is very important as it serves a population of Buffalo that needs these services. A population with an income level that results in less mobility, making them in need of something that is close by and reliable," Family Nurse Practitioner Joseph Ndongwa stated.
Through the help of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, the clinic is equipped with state of the art medical equipment and experienced medical providers, all in a comfortable and modern environment. The collaboration of BlueCross BlueShield and the Sheehan Health Network in reopening the clinic marks the first time BlueCross BlueShield has directly supported a clinic offering primary medical care services. Their partnership is estimated at $500,000.
As for the future of the clinic, it's clear the Perry Street neighborhood is in good hands. "We will work hard to make sure this clinic stays open as we try to bridge the gap that exists between people with low income and the middle class who have more mobility. We need to bridge this gap to help the city," Ndongwa explained.