RUSHVILLE (August 18, 2015) - Rep. Tom Reed met last Wednesday with leaders of rural health care centers who want to remind him and other elected officials of the critical needs they meet in their communities, and their concerns about changes in federal funding structures that will impact the way they care for patients.
Mary Zelazny, CEO of Finger Lakes Community Health, says the meeting, held at Rushville Health Center, was important because it gave the group an opportunity to help Reed understand why federal funding is important. “And it’s not just that it’s important to the health centers, it’s important to the community,” she said, noting that the Yates County community is fortunate to have two rural health care providers that receive federal funds. “That money is spent in Yates County,” she says, adding, “Not only do we provide health care at a much more reasonable cost than a private doctor or a hospital, but we also buy locally. We contribute to our own communities.” read full press release >>