Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Listen to the latest episode of the Honestly From HVCS podcast!

Monday, March 7th, 2022

In this episode, host Andrew Reid talks with Noelle Ziemans, MSN, FNP-BC, the Chief of Urgent Care at Cornerstone Family Healthcare’s Kaplan Family Pavilion in Newburgh, NY. They discuss what was like working in Urgent Care during the COVID-19 pandemic, staying motivated, and what the future may hold. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your favorite podcasts!

Get To Know Cornerstone: Part 4

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
CFH staff with boxes of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

As we’ve been saying this week, HVCS is now a division of Cornerstone Family Healthcare. You may be wondering about Cornerstone’s history.

For more than 50 years Cornerstone has been responsive to meeting the needs of the communities in Orange, Sullivan, Rockland and Broome counties. They have focused on the underserved and those without access to health care. Cornerstone’s roots date back to 1967 when four AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, led by a passionate and outspoken civil rights activist, established a small health clinic for migrant farm workers housed in the Black Dirt Region of Orange County. Like the produce migrant workers helped grow, the then Pine Island Migrant Family Health Clinic grew strong roots, and has since evolved into a mature, cutting-edge healthcare system now known as Cornerstone Family Healthcare.

Dr, Avi Silber, Chief Medical Officer, with a brand-new Cornerstone patient.

For more information about Cornerstone, visit or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Get To Know Cornerstone: Part 3

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Even before merging, HVCS and Cornerstone Family Healthcare (CFH) worked together as community partners. We frequently make referrals back and forth to ensure that clients have optimal healthcare and the best possible quality of life. In our Drug User Health Hub, serving clients with opioid use disorder in Orange and Sullivan counties, a Cornerstone Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner sees clients and writes Suboxone prescriptions.

A group shot of Cornerstone employees with CEO Linda Muller (front center).

Since the merger, two CFH programs became HVCS programs:
Positive Choices Center: HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment (moved to Client Services department)
HIPS and PrEP (moved to Community Education and Prevention department with HVCS)
For more information about Cornerstone, visit or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Get to Know Cornerstone: Part 2

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Greater Hudson Valley Health Dentist Clinic

HVCS is now a division of Cornerstone Family Healthcare, a not-for-profit serving a large section of HVCS’ territory with the addition of Broome County, NY. Cornerstone offers many additional preventative and support services in addition to primary medical care. Services include:
• Dental Services
• Behavioral health
• Substance use treatment including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Out Patient Rehabilitation
• Infectious Disease treatment
• Nutrition
• WIC (Woman, Infants, and Children Services)
• SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
• Kaplan Family Pavilion in City of Newburgh: Urgent Care, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology
• Homeless Support through Harper Health
• 4 Mobile Health Vans

For more information about Cornerstone, visit or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Get To Know Cornerstone: Part 1

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Now that HVCS and Cornerstone Family Healthcare have merged, we want to tell you more about Cornerstone as an organization and what they do. This merger is intended to improve services for all clients and patients, and we’ll be able to connect them to better care and make more referrals with ease. First of all, what services does Cornerstone offer?

Cornerstone Family Healthcare's Kaplan Family Pavilion in Newburgh

Cornerstone offers comprehensive primary medical and dental services, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, and specialty care including podiatry, audiology, endocrinology, cardiology, and optometry.

Cornerstone is, like HVCS, a not-for-profit organization. A significant proportion of patients are enrolled in federal or state health insurance programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, or Family or Child Health Plus. A large number of patients who utilize services have their own medical insurance.

If a patient is not enrolled or does not have insurance, they offer a sliding scale based on a patient’s income. Health centers offer a sliding fee scale for those who are uninsured or underinsured. How much you will pay for a visit depends on your proven income and assets.

For more information about Cornerstone, visit or find them on Facebook and Instagram.