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Oswego Health Helps Improve Primary Care in Rural Areas

The shortage of primary care providers and healthcare facilities in rural areas makes it challenging to keep these residents healthy. To address this primary care need in Oswego County, Oswego Health partnered with two former competitors, Northern Oswego County Health Services Inc. and Oswego County Opportunities, to develop a more efficient and sustainable primary care infrastructure.

This collaborative effort has improved physician recruitment, retention, and healthcare facilities in Oswego County. Now it has not one, but six Federally Qualified Health Centers to serve its rural residents.