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Unity Health Foundation Raises Over $208,000 for New Mobile Medical Unit

Rochester, N.Y. (June 30, 2011) – The Unity Health Foundation has raised over $208,000 to help fund a new Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), part of Unity’s Health Reach Health Care for the Homeless program. The MMU, a 40-feet long vehicle which contains primary care and dental exam/treatment rooms, travels the roads of Rochester to provide medical services to homeless individuals and families. Last year, the staff of the MMU provided care to 600 patients.

Unity Health Foundation - which provides financial support for Unity Health System's programs, services, and related community needs - raised over $208,000 thanks to the generous support of its donors. The rest of the almost $400,000 needed for the MMU came from a reallocation of federal grant funds and revenue from Unity’s Health Reach Health Care for the Homeless budget.

Unity’s Health Reach Health Care for the Homeless program provides primary and comprehensive health care services for the homeless in the Rochester area. Services provided at shelters and other locations for men, women, and children include health assessments, treatment, referral, and coordination with primary care providers, TB screenings, immunizations, gynecological care, well-child services, substance abuse evaluations, mental health evaluations, and HIV/AIDS education and testing.

About Unity Health System

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Chemical Dependency, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, plus the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world’s fifth largest provider of clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating.

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