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Primary Care

Rochester’s health care community has received one of the country’s largest grants to transform the way primary care is delivered in the region. The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency says the $26.6 million dollar grant will create several new Care Manager positions at primary care offices across the region. WXXI’s LeShea Agnew reports the goal is to establish a more community based approach to health care that will  significantly reduce hospital visits and unnecessary costs to patients and providers. 

One of Rochester's first medical home projects claims participating patients have dramatically improved their health in the first two years of the program.

The Rochester Medical Home Initiative's goal is to reduce emergency room visits and readmission rates by helping patients monitor and treat their chronic illnesses from home.