NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) announced the opening of the first AdvantageCare Physicians Express, located on Duane Street, in lower Manhattan. To commemorate this event, Emblem, and ACPNY’s medical leadership along with City and Union leaders, spoke at a ribbon cutting ceremony about the importance of providing City workers convenient, affordable, high-quality health care. Speakers included, Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth; Melissa Mark-Viverto, Speaker of the City Council; Bob Linn, City of New York Commissioner of Labor Relations; Harry Nespoli, Chair of the Municipal Labor Committee and President of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association; and Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, Interim President and Chief Medical Officer of AdvantageCare Physicians.
“Today, EmblemHealth expands its commitment to the city of New York by working with AdvantageCare Physicians to bring convenient and accessible health care services to the men and women who keep the City strong,” said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth. “This new center, is close to numerous City agencies as well as over 20 major labor unions, and will enable City workers to access care when they need it.”
ACPNY, a partner of Emblem, is one of the area’s largest multispecialty practices, serving half a million patients at 36 locations in the New York metropolitan area. ACPNY Express was created to serve Emblem’s City of New York members, and provides the latest in cutting edge technology, and certain programs and services will be delivered by Emblem and others by ACPNY. Appointment and walk-in visits are welcome, educational seminars, wellness programs and support groups– such as the Emblem nationally recognized Care for the Family Caregiver initiative will be offered.
Services and programs offered at ACPNY Express include:
“The doctors, nurses and care teams at AdvantageCare Physicians are honored to serve City workers here, at Duane Street and throughout the AdvantageCare Physician system,” said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, Interim Chief Medical Officer of AdvantageCare Physicians.
ACPNY Express, located at 52 Duane Street between Lafayette and Broadway, offers convenient hours Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Visit ACPNY.com/Express to schedule an online appointment today.
EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health plans, serves 3.1 million people who live and work across the New York tristate area. The company offers quality, affordable health benefits to consumers, employers and government purchasers as well as coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care. EmblemHealth utilizes a choice of quality networks to deliver personalized, coordinated care while leading the market in value-based delivery. For more information, visit Emblemhealth.com.
About AdvantageCare Physicians
AdvantageCare Physicians, a partner of EmblemHealth, is one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, serving half a million patients at 36 locations throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Over 400 primary care and specialist physicians and 165 Care Teams provide high-quality, team-based, coordinated care by focusing on the needs of our patients and partnering with them in their pursuit of better health. AdvantageCare Physicians’ focus is to improve the patient experience and satisfaction by offering New Yorkers convenient, connected, compassionate care. For more information, visit ACPNY.com.