Bradford Dental Center of Bradford Regional Medical Center Earns Designation as a National Health Service Corporation Site
Posted on: 03/07/2011
BRADFORD, PA – The Bradford Dental Center, a department of Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC), has been officially designated as a National Health Service Corporation (NHSC) service site, the hospital announced today. With this designation, the Bradford Dental Center becomes federally qualified for recruitment and retention services of eligible health care clinicians.
“As an NHSC service site, the Bradford Dental Center will receive increased access to dentists and dental hygienists that will provide comprehensive, high-quality health and dental care to patients,” said Timothy J. Finan, President and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital.
The NHSC provides scholarship opportunities to students applying for various different medical programs. In turn, the students are required to serve for two to four years in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) following graduation. The program also allows dentists and dental hygienists the opportunity to receive student loan repayment by working at an NHSC approved site. The Bradford Dental Center of BRMC now has the ability to recruit such clinicians, gaining full access to a national dental recruitment database. Additionally, the center is now able to network with other designated NHSC sites.
“We are very pleased that we met all of the requirements for approval in the application process,” said David Kobis, BRMC Chief Operating Officer. “This designation allows us to take yet another step in providing the community best-in-class dental healthcare and treatment.”
Eligibility requirements for NHSC site approval include HPSA designation, the ability for the dental center to treat all patients—regardless of their ability to pay—as well as patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid or a Children’s Health Insurance Program, discounted fees and absence of discrimination for services, and a supportive work environment that fosters clinician retention.
The Bradford Dental Center of Bradford Regional Medical Center is located at 600 Chestnut Street. For more information or to make an appointment, call 814.362.8478.
Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital are members of Upper Allegheny Health System. For more information about Bradford Regional Medical Center, visit www.brmc.com.
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