Montefiore SLCH to create primary care center in Cornwall

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Rendering of the soon-to-be developed Cornwall campus immediate care center

CORNWALL – Adding to its outpatient care, which includes pain management, sleep medicine, dialysis and oncology services, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall announced Monday it was getting $11.9 million in state funding for an Open Access Primary Care Center on the Cornwall campus. 

“The community has gone through a lot with this campus over the years, and it hasn’t always been positive,” said state Sen. James Skoufis, of the 39th state senatorial district. “People can walk in without an appointment and get the care that they need,” he said. “This campus will be transformed into a thriving facility where it hasn’t been seen for many, many years, maybe even decades.”

The center will be located in a former emergency room facing Route 9W, and it will allow patients to get the immediate care they are seeking. The state funding will also allow the hospital to expand its blood bank, specialized labs, imaging services, and physician office space.

When the hospital shut down the inpatient services at Cornwall because of budgetary concerns, Skoufis led the charge lobbying to keep it open.