Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center
In the midst of an economic recession, one rural community recognized the need to act and, with the help of HealthMatch, took a pro-active and innovative approach to recruit a much-needed physician for their small, rural hospital. As a community-based health recruitment program, HealthMatch launched a $200,000 community-wide economic development capital campaign in January 2010. This project raised $183,000 from local residents and businesses to provide financial incentives for potential physician candidates. In September 2013, a family physician was successfully recruited through the HealthMatch project, which provided her with a down payment to purchase a home in the community, as well as a grant to lower first-year mortgage payments.
If your community is in need of healthcare providers, or if you are a healthcare provider looking for a practice opportunity in New York State, call today to learn more about the unique services HealthMatch can offer you.
Catskill Hudson AHEC
(Area Health Education Center)
Partner of the New York State AHEC System
We are one of nine AHECs based in communities across New York State and are responsible for an eleven county region, which includes Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.
New York State suffers from both a drastic shortage and a serious lack of diversity in its health care workforce. The New York State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System is a workforce development initiative established in 1998 to find solutions to these problems.
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by Kathryn Reed, MHA, CMPE
Executive Director CHAHEC
Over the past decade, there has been a decline in the number of physicians choosing primary care (family practice, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) as a specialty.