Our Work in Action


Lowville Medical Associates Receive NYS PCMH 2017 Annual Recognition

On November 13, 2019, Lowville Medical Associates received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice at the 2017 standard, the most recent standard available. This recognition is given to practices in NYS that meet a rigorous set of qualifications within six concept areas: Team-Based Care and Practice Organization Knowing and […]


NCI Presents at Public Comment Forum for Continuation of DSRIP

On Wednesday, October 30th, FDRHPO/NCI Director Erika Flint and Director of Provider Strategy Joanna Loomis traveled to Syracuse to participate in the Public Comment Forum, representing our PPS. This forum was held to offer an opportunity for Central New York PPSs, their partners and beneficiaries, to advocate for the continuation of the Medicaid Section 1115 Waiver, better known as DSRIP, […]


Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Primary Care Clinics Receive NYS PCMH 2017 Annual Recognition

On October 15, 2019, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center primary care clinics received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a NYS Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice at the 2017 standard, the most recent standard available. This recognition is given to practices in NYS that meet a rigorous set of qualifications within six concept areas: Team-Based Care and Practice […]


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Independent Evaluation: North Country Patients Have Benefited From DSRIP Program

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY EVALUATES NORTH COUNTRY INITIATIVE-LED EFFORTS, FINDS POSITIVE RESULTS WATERTOWN – A recent independent evaluation of statewide health care reform validates work being done locally by the North Country Initiative. The survey, conducted by the University at Albany’s Center for Human Services Research, assessed the performance of the North Country Initiative in the first three years of New York’s Delivery System […]


Care Manager of the Month: Netty Diaz

Every month, NCI profiles a local care manager to help the community learn more about the valuable role they play in our region’s healthcare system. The “Care Manager of the Month” for November 2017 is Netty Diaz! Netty has worked for St. Lawrence County Community Services as a Case Manager for the past eleven years. To get to know her better, we […]

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Care Manager of the Month: Barbara Breski

Every month, NCI profiles a local care manager to help the community learn more about the valuable role they play in our region’s healthcare system. The “Care Manager of the Month” for October 2017 is Barbara Breski! Barbara has worked for the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center as an Intensive Case Manager for the past seven years. The Intensive Case Management […]


Care Manager of the Month: Elizabeth Kelley

Every month, NCI profiles a local care manager to help the community learn more about the valuable role they play in our region’s healthcare system. The “Care Manager of the Month” for September 2017 is Elizabeth Kelley! Elizabeth has worked for Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center for five years and currently serves as the Chronic Care Coordinator for the Claxton-Hepburn Health Centers. […]

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Care Manager of the Month: Tammy Potter

Every month, NCI profiles a local care manager to help the community learn more about the valuable role they play in our region’s healthcare system. The “Care Manager of the Month” for August 2017 is Tammy Potter! Tammy has worked in the healthcare field for nearly 30 years and currently serves as a Chronic Care Manager and Depression Care Manager […]


Care Manager of the Month: Christine Roberts

Every month, NCI profiles a local care manager to help the community learn more about the valuable role they play in our region’s healthcare system. The “Care Manager of the Month” for July 2017 is Christine Roberts! Christine is a care manager at the Children’s Home of Jefferson County, in Watertown, NY. She was nominated by the Children’s Home’s Adult […]

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Care Manager of the Month: Jennifer Meny

Every month, NCI profiles a local care manager to help the community learn more about the valuable role they play in our region’s healthcare system. The “Care Manager of the Month” for June 2017 is Jennifer Meny! Jen is the Depression Care and Chronic Care Manager for Howard T. Meny MD, PC in Lowville, NY. She is also a newly-certified […]