MVP Health Care, one of the region’s largest health insurers, has named the Warrensburg Health Center a winner of its 2016 Core Award, given to a small number of practices engaged in value-based care programs. Value-based care is a broad term applied to improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction, doing a better job of coordinating care and holding the line on costs. Under the terms of MVP’s award program, only one of Hudson Headwaters health centers could be nominated.
Efforts at the Warrensburg Health Center have lowered emergency room use by 10% between 2015 and 2016, improved outcomes in preventive screenings for breast and cervical cancer, improved patient satisfaction and improved treatment of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes. “It takes a team effort to improve care, and we have a great team in Warrensburg,” said Suzanne Bergin, DO, the health center’s lead provider.
Hudson Headwaters is a not-for-profit, community-based network of 17 health centers serving the Adirondack North Country and Glens Falls Region since 1981. Its services include comprehensive primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health, care management, dentistry, lab and imaging. More than 1,000 people a day are served by Hudson Headwaters.