Connecting Patients with Primary Care
Partners is working to ensure that patients get the right care at the right place. Since October 2005, hospital staff have worked with patients who come through our emergency and other hospital departments to connect them to community-based primary care providers who ensure they receive ongoing comprehensive care.
To date, more than 8,900 patients have been connected to primary care through the work of staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and North Shore Medical Center.
“When I can place a patient in a primary care setting when they need it, at the time they need it, and in a language that they can understand — that’s my best day.”
- Josefina Roques, a primary care access coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).
“Being able to assist patients from every ethnicity, socioeconomic status and cultural background, to find a primary care physician they are comfortable with, makes doing this work a pleasure more than a task.”
- Bernice McField-Avila, primary care access coordinator at Mass General Hospital (MGH)
Read more about how Partners is working to ensure patients get the right care at the right place from this Bay State Banner story.
Contact: Kim Simonian MPH, Associate Director, Patient Access, Community Benefit Programs, Partners HealthCare
Community Health Centers
Partners has a deep commitment to community health centers. Since its founding in 1994, Partners and its hospitals have provided more than $83M to ensure that health centers have the space and technology they need to provide patients with excellent care.
Click below to find a list of all the community health centers operated by or affiliated with Partners.
Community Health Partnerships
Partners HealthCare and its hospitals work with many community organizations to make measurable and sustainable improvements in the health status of underserved populations.
Find out more about Partners' Community Partnerships by clicking the link below.
Community Health Reports
Our annual reports contain information about Partners Community Benefit programs and priorities, in addition to the substantial community work accomplished by our hospitals.