Another Way Affordable Care Act Could Bring About Visual Change in Buffalo
Spectrum News | July 8, 2016
"We reach out to all of our members every month to try to touch base talk to them, get anything that they need. We also meet with them on a monthly basis at their home at their providers office. They come into the office, I talk their calls, whatever comes up we try to tackle it that day head on," said Bourque.
Since it was launched three years back, under the Affordable Care Act, GBUAHN helped match thousands of Buffalo and Erie County residents with health care services they need.
"In terms of our members, we're just short of 6,000 right now," said GBUAHN CEO Dr. Raul Vazquez, MD, who said its the 7th largest of its kind in the state. Vazquez says with 160 staff members already, GBUAHN is adding about 20 new people every month.
That's why GBUAHN is looking to expand. Vazquez wants to build a four-story, 40,000 square foot medical office on Seventh Street right behind the Urban Family Practice building on Niagara Street in Buffalo. Vazquez says the new building will allow consolidating all services under one roof.
Health Facility Proposed for West Side
The Buffalo News | September 4, 2013
A group of physicians plans to build a $2 million health center to provide comprehensive medical, dental and mental health services.
One goal of the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Health Network, a collaboration among eight physician practices, is to use the proposed 28,500-square-foot building off Niagara Street to centralize and expand its health home services.
The health home concept calls for a single organization to coordinate care, including follow-up after medical visits and referrals to social services, for expensive and difficult-to-treat patients.
The project requires approval by the city’s zoning and planning boards, as well as the Common Council. If all goes well, construction could start later this fall with completion in about a year, said Ralph Hernandez, provider relations director for the group.
Health Network Targets Site for West Side Medical Program
Buffalo Business First | July 17, 2013
The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network is building a medical practice space for its health home program.
Led by Urban Family Practice, the network filed plans for a two-story, 17,600-square-foot medical office at 501 Seventh St. between Jersey and Pennsylvania streets on Buffalo’s West Side.
The $2 million project calls for medical offices on the main floor, basement space for wellness programs and a kitchen for nutrition programs and diabetes counseling, with administrative offices, case management and a conference center on the second floor.
Dr. Raul Vazquez, CEO, said the facility will face the back side of Urban Family Practice’s building on Niagara Street.
“We’re trying to create this urban medical corridor,” he said.