After Hiatus, New Medical Practice To Open In Berne In December

The Altamont Enterprise

BERNE — Jill Martin, a nurse practitioner who made it her mission to bring medical care back to the Hilltowns, announced this week that her practice, Hilltown Healthcare, PLLC, will open its doors on Dec. 2, 2019.

Martin is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and as of now is the sole certified medical practitioner at Hilltown Healthcare. She told The Enterprise in an email that she has been interviewing candidates interested in joining the team and plans to make a hiring decision “in the near future.”…

… The Health Resources and Services Administration website ranks the number of physicians as the highest-impact condition. Poverty, infant health, senior citizens, and travel time to the nearest source of care are all equal below that.

Hammond wrote that the Hilltowns submitted its application on Aug. 1. Because the Center for Health Workforce Studies requested, on behalf of the state’s health department, that the federal Health Resources and Services Administration expedite the application, it was approved on Oct. 2, just two months later. The designation does not need to be renewed.

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