Jericho Road has announced the official opening of its new Community Health Center, located at 182 Breckenridge Street on the city’s West Side. The new medical center is made possible thanks to a mutually beneficial partnership with the University at Buffalo.
In 2019, the UB Family Medicine Residency Program first engaged with Jericho Road, starting with four physicians at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. Today, that residency track has grown to encompass 12 family medicine providers who treat outpatients, as well as Jericho Road patients admitted to Buffalo General Medical Center.
What is especially important about this program is that it provides care for the underserved and marginalized communities (mainly refugees) that are under the auspices of Jericho Road.
“This partnership with UB is really big for us,” says Dr. Myron Glick, Jericho Road’s founder and CEO. “As Jericho Road has grown, we’ve put a lot of priority on not only advancing quality and affordable patient care, but also training, equipping, and investing in the next generation of family physicians. Our purpose is certainly to sustain the mission of Jericho Road, but, more so, to build a better healthcare system overall. Without UB’s commitment alongside us, we would not be nearly as able to inspire new medical providers to spend their careers in safety-net medicine, serving patients who are often not cared for elsewhere.”
“Jericho Road is a sought after training location for UB residents and students,” said Roseanne C. Berger, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and associate professor of family medicine in the Jacobs School. “Their work fulfills the desire to provide humanistic care and make a difference. “
The new two-floor clinic features 10 exam rooms for primary care, women’s healthcare, maternity care, and classroom space for continuing resident education. While the family medicine resident physicians handle the day to day patient schedules and treatment plans, they also engage with attending physicians Dr. James Stoltzfus and Dr. Elizabeth Harding, who oversee the residency track at Jericho Road. Needless to say, the integral relationship has been beneficial to both parties.
“The partnership between the UB Family Medicine Residency Program and Jericho Road has been an important step toward providing healthcare for some of the most vulnerable communities in Western New York,” says Dr. Jennifer Corliss, UB’s Family Medicine Residency Program Director and physician with UBMD Family Medicine. “In 2019, the UB Family Medicine Residency Program expanded to include a residency training track at Jericho Road Community Health Center. The residents at Jericho Road are trained in full-spectrum family medicine, which includes care for patients of all ages in both clinics and hospitals, with a special focus on refugee and underserved patient populations.
“There is a primary care physician shortage both locally and nationally. As of June 2022, four residents per year will graduate from this training track. We are delighted to hear that the majority of residents training at Jericho Road plan to remain within the community after completion of their training. These physician graduates will make a direct and immediate impact by providing quality healthcare and expanding access to care for patients in Western New York.”
Lead image: Dr. Myron Glick – Jericho Road founder and CEO, Dr. Naung Mon (Norman) Maran – Third-year family medicine resident at Jericho Road, Dr. James Stoltzfus – Jericho Road family medicine physician and associate director of family medicine residency track at Jericho Road, Dr. Jennifer Corliss – University at Buffalo Family Medicine Residency Program Director and physician with UBMD Family Medicine