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Media Alert: Celebration for the People Inc. Health Services Building

September 13, 2021 -- MEDIA ADVISORY: People Inc. Announces Celebration of Expanded Health Services Building with Evergreen Health and Community Partners September 14 -- Expanded medical care options for patients, specializing in services for people with developmental disabilities

When: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Advance Media Tours: 10:15 a.m./Program with Speakers: 11 a.m. approximately

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting: Completion of program, followed by guided tours for dignitaries and guests. COVID-19 precautions in place. All guests are required to wear a mask.

Where: 800 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY (corner of Elmwood and Hertel Avenues, enter from Hertel Avenue, parking in lot)

Who: Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown; U.S. Congressmember Brian Higgins; U.S. Congressmember Chris Jacobs; NYS Senator Sean Ryan; NYS Assemblymember Bill Conrad; Buffalo Councilmember Joseph Golombek; People Inc. President and CEO Rhonda Frederick; Evergreen Health President and CEO Raymond Ganoe and Dr. Elizabeth Kapral, MS, DDS, director of Special Needs Dentistry, ECMC will provide brief remarks. Members of the Project Development Team, funding partners and community leaders will also be in attendance.

Why: People Inc. is pleased to open its newly-constructed Health Services Building, a $10 million medical center and 32,000 square feet facility, at 800 Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, NY. Known for its innovative services, People Inc. is moving its patient-base from its affiliate, the Elmwood Health Center, to the new building and is proud to embark on a new partnership with Evergreen Heath. Primary healthcare (Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Gynecology, Podiatry and Neurology Services) will be transitioned to Evergreen in its new Article 28 licensed clinic at the new location. Evergreen will move to the new location on October 1 and begin seeing patients there on October 4.   There will be no interruption in the delivery of patient care, as the Elmwood Health Center medical providers will become Evergreen providers. Rehab Services (Article 16 Clinic), formerly Elmwood Health Center Rehab, will also be offered at this new building through People Inc. Rehabilitative Health Services.

Effective October 4, People Inc. Rehabilitative Health Services and Evergreen will begin providing their services. Pharmacy services through Evergreen will be offered at a later date. The new building will continue to be owned by People Inc., with the primary care clinic and pharmacy operated by Evergreen. The building will include: People Inc. Rehabilitative Health Services and Counseling Services, as well as People First Mobility, a medical business providing durable medical equipment and wheelchairs. Additionally, ECMC Dental is part of the expanded health services, offering dental services opening later this year.

The People Inc. Health Services Building project is funded by: NYS Department of Health, U.S. Congressman Chris Jacobs NYS Senate Funding, People Inc. Foundation, First Niagara Foundation, John R. Oishei Foundation, B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, Independent Health Foundation, KeyBank, M&T Bank Foundation, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, James H. Cummings Foundation, Garman Family Foundation, J. M. McDonald Foundation, Maria Love Convalescent Foundation and Josephine Goodyear Foundation.

People Inc., a multispecialty non-profit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to more than 10,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, special needs, families and older adults throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted people to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. With nearly 4,000 employees, People Inc. is one of the region’s largest employers. To learn more, visit, follow People Inc. on Facebook or Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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