Restore OBGYN and Dental services at the Burgdorf Clinic.
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It has come to our attention that Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center (SFH&MC) is eliminating Gynecological and Dental medical services in the North-end of Hartford at the Burgdorf Health Center. As you may know, the Burgdorf Health Center is the “medical home” to thousands of African American, West Indian and Hispanic Hartford pediatric, youth and adult residents. The elimination of crucial medical services, in a time when we as a society are steadily trying to ensure health insurance coverage for Americans who historically have been under or uninsured, is detrimental to the wellness of the affected community.
Thousands of Hartford residents within the 06112 and 06120 zip codes will be denied access to quality health care as decisions are constantly being made to eliminate services at the one facility they have known to be their” medical home.” This community has been disproportionately affected by a myriad of social determinants of health such as poverty, low educational attainment, co-occurring disorders, and multiple medical ailments. The Burgdorf Health Center, when fully operational, served over 40 thousand people who predominately resided in the north-end of Hartford.
The failure of SFH&MC to engage and notify the patient population of the current and potential future elimination of medical services illustrates poor principles of practice. The workforce at the Burgdorf Health Center location has been whittled to a skeleton crew and scheduling of appointments has been a nightmare; thus, compromising the health and wellbeing of thousands of Hartford residents.
This community is normally last to know anything and/or be able to address anything. We need your help!!!
We, the underserved, thank you in advance for your immediate attention and assistance in this very important matter.
By signing this letter, you are urging St. Francis Hospital to review and diligently re-examine this situation and to restore all services to the Burgdorf Clinic.
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