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Grand opening of clinic to commemorate World AIDS Day

12/7/2011, 4:46 p.m.
Grand opening of clinic to commemorate World AIDS Day

On Thursday, Dec. 1, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals' Center for Comprehensive Care (CCC) hosted the grand opening of their West 17th Street Clinic. This all-inclusive clinic provides HIV primary care, psychotherapy, case management, dental care and a full range of specialty services, including dermatology, cardiology, ob-gyn and an on-site pharmacy.

The clinic operates on a "medical home" model, where patients stay in one room while doctors, nurses and other caregivers come to their room in turn, tipped off by a multicolored flag system above each door. The process is overseen by a flow coordinator, who ensures each patient's visit is smooth and efficient, with minimal waiting time.

The grand opening event included a program that featured remarks by Dr. Monica Sweeney, assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control; Gail Donovan, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Continuum Health Partners; and Dr. Victoria Sharp, director of the CCC.

Before and after the remarks, CCC conducted tours of the new facility, where guests met the staff and learned about the site and CCC.