PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL AND DENTAL HEALTHCARE
For nearly 40 years, Hometown Health Centers (HHC) has proudly been the primary care provider of choice for more than 15,000 local children and families.
Hometown Health started with humble beginnings. It was the vision of Hendrik Rozendaal, M.D., a local physician who in 1970 began volunteering his services in the community. Dr. Rozendaal would provide basic primary healthcare services out of a single room at the Carver Community Center. For many local residents, this was their only opportunity to receive medical care.
On December 11, 1972, the practice was granted an operating certificate by the New York State Department of Health and formally named the Carver Community Health Center. As word spread about the availability of affordable, quality healthcare in Schenectady, the center experienced significant increases in its patient population. Providing care for the uninsured and underserved proved to be quite a challenge through the years, but with dedication and determination, in 1979 the health center was awarded its first Federal Urban Health Initiative Grant which allowed Carver to increase its provision of care in the community.