Construction underway for a new health facility

LATHAM, NY (NEWS10) – A new, state-of-the-art medical arts complex is coming to Latham. Community Care Partners has partnered with CDPHP to create ‘Wellness Way’, the largest private healthcare facility in the Capital Region. Representatives from Community Care Physicians PLLC (CCP), CDPHP, City of Colony and Columbia Development Companies held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, three-story, 263,000 square foot medical facility located at 6 Autopark Drive to Latham.

This installation is the new headquarters of the CCP and the CDPHP. CCP plans to move into the building in stages. The project aims to complete all phases by early 2024.

CCP will be the facility’s anchor tenant and will relocate all clinical services currently offered at the Capital Region Health Park two miles to Autopark Drive, which will be renamed Wellness Way to reflect the services offered. Wellness Way will provide additional specialty care services including rheumatology, an expanded AAAASF procedure space and an expanded cancer care program. It will also provide better access to timely, cost-effective, quality care for patients and growth for CCP. “…It’s so accessible for all counties,” said Dr. Shirish Parikh, president and CEO of Community Care Physicians.

Proposed main entrance. 6 Wellness Way, Latham NY

“[This will be] a place where people will get comprehensive services at the outpatient level…everything from primary care, specialty services, imaging, laboratory to outpatient procedures. They will also be able to sort out their insurance issues and navigate the system at the same time,” said Dr. John Bennett, President and CEO of CDPHP.

The facility is also the next step in the integration of services between CCP and CDPHP, which recently announced a partnership to form a management services organization to support all non-clinical functions of the CCP practice family.

CCP is made up of 1,800 people, including more than 420 providers, all sharing a common goal: creating healthy communities, one patient at a time. When completed, the building will not only house the CCP, the largest independent multi-specialist practice in the region, but will also be the largest outpatient medical center in the Capital District. The Wellness Way complex will be visible from the Northway and is designed with the patient experience in mind, with on-site cafes, more green spaces, electric car charging stations, heated sidewalks, multiple points of access for patient filing and greater ability for specialties to collaborate on patient care, regardless of insurance plan.

The CDPHP was established in 1984. It is a physician-founded, member-driven, community-based, not-for-profit health plan that provides affordable, high-quality health insurance plans to members from 29 New York counties.

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