State Health Department Awards $2.05 Million to Meet the Need for Physicians in Underserved Areas

Doctors Across New York Funding Assists in Recruitment and Retention of Physicians

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 30, 2012) – State Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., announced today $2,052,383 in awards to 21 hospitals, health centers, medical practices, and physicians to address the need for qualified health care providers in underserved communities.

The grants were awarded under the Doctors Across New York (DANY) program, which assists in the training and placement of physicians in rural and inner-city areas where a shortage of health care providers has been identified.

"Many communities in New York face challenges in finding and retaining qualified health care providers," Commissioner Shah said. "These awards are the latest investment under the Doctors Across New York program to bolster health care services in rural and inner-city areas to ensure that residents in these communities have access to quality care."

Under the Physician Practice Support program, applicants are eligible for grants of up to $100,000 over a two-year period. The grants will help hospitals and health care facilities recruit new physicians and assist physicians in designated communities to establish or join practices in underserved areas. In addition, awards were made to physicians practicing in rural or inner-city areas to assist them with repayment of their educational loans.

Awards require a two-year service commitment from physicians to practice in the underserved community. Grant recipients were selected through a Request for Applications.

The following is a list of the 21 awardees, county, and award total:

Jericho Road Family Practice, Myron L. Glick, M.D., (Erie) $100,000
St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx) $100,000
The Woman's Christian Association (Chautauqua) $200,000 (2 awards)
Champlain Valley Physician Hospital Medical Center (Clinton) $100,000
Essen Medical Associates, P.C. (Bronx) $100,000
Inwood Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc. (Manhattan) $100,000
Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Chemung) $100,000
Delaware Valley Hospital, Inc. (Delaware) $100,000
Bianca D. Van Kust, M.D. (Manhattan) $ 65,377
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center (St. Lawrence) $ 88,900
Geneva General Hospital (Ontario) $100,000
Open Door Family Medical Center, Inc. (Westchester) $100,000
Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital (Allegany) $100,000
Adirondack Medical Center (Essex) $100,000
Auburn Community Hospital (Cayuga) $100,000
Oneida Health Systems, Inc. (Oneida) $100,000
Anthony L. Jordan Health Center (Monroe) $100,000
Adirondack Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, P.C. (Franklin) $ 98,106
The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc. (Orange) $100,000
Union Community Health Center (Bronx) $100,000

For more information about New York's DANY program, please visit