A local healthcare provider and a major regional insurer have settled a contract dispute that threatened to disrupt health services for hundreds of area residents.
Three years after the state adopted a law enabling the use of medical marijuana, some 900 doctors are prescribing cannabis oil to more than 5,000 patients. But state health officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say that more can — and should — be done to make the treatment more widely available.
Some people, by the very nature of their professions, cross paths regularly with the despondent en route to harming themselves, and have thus acquired some useful intervention skills that they can share with others. One such person will be coming to SUNY New Paltz on Tuesday, April 4.
Against a backdrop of confusion, doubt and controversy surrounding the future of healthcare in America, HealthAlliance of Ulster County is hoping to break ground in June on almost $90 million worth of new construction at its Mary’s Avenue and Broadway campuses.
Stats provided by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team show 134 total overdoses last year: 26 fatal and 108 non-fatal.
A standoff between a major insurer and a local healthcare network could leave hundreds of Hudson Valley residents scrambling to find new providers for hospital and home care services.
“This is a fundamental issue of public health,” said Hein. “We need to be able to make sure there’s clear testimony on the impact of ACA repeal.”
“I went through the gamut of what to do for my child,” said Sharon Manner, whose now 25-year-old daughter Kerri has autism. “After she was hospitalized twice, I realized Western medicine was not working. I went back to my yoga roots to explore how to help her.”
About 75 local health care professionals have signed a letter to Congressman John Faso, asking him to make sure Americans’ health care needs are met effectively, even though he voted in favor of the Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Officials at HealthAlliance of Hudson Valley say that new technology will help fill gaps in critically needed specialties and save precious minutes when dealing with strokes and other neurological emergencies.