SPRINGVILLE —The Springville Primary Care Center, located at 27 Franklin St., will merge its services with the Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care Center, located within the hospital at 222-224 East Main St.
Joe McDonald, President and CEO of Catholic Health said that, “Catholic Health and Bertrand Chaffee Hospital have shared an affiliation agreement since 2009, enabling our organizations to collaborate on programs and services that benefit patients throughout southern Erie and northern Cattaraugus County and enhance care, throughout the region,”
The Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care recently added Dr. Edwin Heidelberger to its medical staff, which will enable Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care to serve more patients, throughout the area.
“Bertrand Chaffee and Catholic Health share a common goal–to ensure that area residents continue to have access to high-quality health services,” said Timothy Horner, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Board president. “We will work hand-in-hand with Catholic Health to make this transition as smooth as possible, for everyone involved.”
Catholic Health will continue to operate a community-based outpatient clinic for the Veterans Administration at the Franklin Street site.
All non-VA-affiliated patients at Springville Primary Care will be given the opportunity to transfer their care to the Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care Center or another provider of their choice.
“Because of our close working relationship with Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, this transition is a natural fit,” said Catholic Health Senior Vice President of Service Lines Richard Ruh.
“Families throughout Springville and the Southern Tier will continue to receive uninterrupted primary care services, in their own community, while we focus our efforts on improving access to specialty services, within Catholic Health, to improve the overall health of this community.”