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Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Clinic Improves Health of Community

As part of its mission to serve the poor, Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center (MSMH) operates and subsidizes the Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) in the most challenged area of Niagara Falls. A clinic survey indicated that some patients had not seen a dentist for as many as 15 years due to limited finances, and no or poor insurance coverage.

The goal of the neighborhood clinic is to meet the health needs of this community by providing quality care and working toward systemic change to improve the daily lives of adults and children. MSMH has been collaborating with many others to provide dental services and supplies to families, change the attitudes of patients, and create systemic change to improve the health of people in their community.