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Quality Care, Where You Live

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Medical care is advancing in new and exciting ways, across the country and right here in Greater Binghamton. Lives are being saved and the quality of life improved. Many therapies, medications and surgical approaches that were unheard of 30 years ago are commonplace today.

At UHS, we believe the advancement of healthcare should include not just new technologies, but new approaches to service and an ever-present commitment to the availability and accessibility of care. That means bringing more and more health services to you — at your home, school and place of work — and everywhere you go. It means reaching out to our community with new types of health and wellness programs and making it easier for you to get the care you need, when and where you need it.

For example, we offer primary and specialty care at more than 60 offices in Broome and surrounding counties. We have three walk-in centers, at Chenango Bridge, Endicott and Vestal. We provide emergency care at four hospital-based ERs — two in Broome County, one at UHS Chenango Memorial and one at UHS Delaware Valley. And recently, we’ve expanded our pharmacy services so that you can get prescriptions filled more quickly at more places around our region. 

Consider also the vast range of services available at one of the most central locations in all of the Southern Tier: UHS Vestal. At this convenient spot, you can find a walk-in center; primary care offices; practices specializing in pediatrics, rheumatology, cardiology, gynecology and breast care; and laboratory, imaging and pharmacy services. 

On the same campus, you can connect with outpatient physical therapy and sports medicine services, and, just down the road at 601 Riverside Drive, we’ve consolidated all of our home care services to care for patients in a four-county area.

We’re working hard to make sure our electronic medical record follows you everywhere you go, from your doctor’s office to pre-admission testing to your hospital room. And on our website, uhs.net, you can check the wait times at our walk-in centers, from home or your mobile device. 

As we enter a new age of healthcare, we’re proud to be a locally owned, community-benefit system, sharing with you an understanding of how we can make a positive difference in your life. This means expanding services when the need is great, and engaging in outreach when there is an opportunity to enhance the quality of care we provide. We’re committed to a mission of continuous improvement as we maintain the standard of excellence you’ve come to expect from us. 

 

Matthew J. Salanger
President and CEO of UHS