Nearly 50 years ago, four VISTA volunteers came to Orange County in response to a need that they saw to help provide basic health care to the many migrant workers and their families in the area. The organization they created has become Cornerstone Family Healthcare. From our humble beginnings, our Health Center provides many adults and children in our region with their comprehensive health care. Last year, we provided primary and preventative health care services totaling more than 201,000 patient visits.
Our staff of nearly 400 employees includes over 40 Board Certified/Board Eligible Physicians, and Dentists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, a large nursing staff, and social work and counseling staff. A large number of our employees are bilingual. As a federally qualified health center, Cornerstone Family Healthcare is protected against medical malpractice liability through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Cornerstone is currently under FTCA and all of our medical providers have malpractice coverage through FTCA.
Located just 70 minutes north of New York City by car or by rail, our medical practice is the health home to more than 25,000 patients annually. Our not-for-profit organization is consistently ranked as one of New York State’s most successful community health centers. Throughout our eight sites we are focused on providing the highest quality of patient-centered care through a care-team-based approach with strong emphasis on positive patient outcomes. We are Joint Commission accredited and a designated Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by 2014 standards.
Area Points of Interest:
- Oldest winery in the United States, Brotherhood Winery
- United States Military Academy (West Point)
- Vassar College
- Washington’s Headquarters
- Storm King Art Center
- Minnewaska State Park Preserve