Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group Dedicates Brookline Care Center
Hebrew SeniorLife celebrated the dedication of the Sloane Family/Century Bank Primary & Specialty Care Center at Center Communities of Brookline on Oct. 11.
The ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and Brookline Town Administrator Melvin Kleckner, recognized the generous gift from the Sloane family and Century Bank and marked the expansion of the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group geriatric primary care practice at 100 Centre St. The expansion provides Brookline’s expanding senior population access to affordable, accessible and patient-centered geriatric health care services.
“The Brookline community has welcomed Century Bank warmly, and giving back is at the heart of our business,” said Marshall M. Sloane, Century Bank founder and chairman. “Hebrew SeniorLife has a well-deserved reputation as the experts in senior health care and wellness. We’re proud to partner with HSL to help provide critical services that older people need to stay physically and emotionally well.”
Expansion of primary care services to seniors beyond HSL’s senior housing communities is the beginning of an initiative to establish HSL communities as places where residents and non-resident seniors alike can access health care and wellness services. The aim is to deliver health care to underserved seniors in a way that reduces the cost to our health care system by promoting preventive care and alternatives to expensive hospital emergency room treatment.
“Opening our doors to seniors in the community has been a longstanding goal of the HSL Medical Group,” said Rob Schreiber, M.D., medical director of outpatient primary care practice, community-based programs, innovation and development. “By offering improved care coordination and easy access to senior care specialists, we believe the HSL Medical Group at CCB will reduce hospital visits and maximize the quality of life for Brookline seniors through prevention tools and health management services, ultimately enabling them to live independently for as long as possible.”
“We’re looking forward to not only providing access to quality care for Brookline seniors, but also getting to know each patient and tailoring their care plan to meet their unique needs,” said Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf, M.D., medical director for the Sloane Family/Century Bank Primary & Specialty Care Center. “New patients sit down with their doctor at a small conference table in the exam rooms to discuss their health, which helps empower the patient to take control of their own care, and allowing the doctor to equip each patient with the appropriate care plan.”
The HSL Medical Group offers routine exams, psychiatric care, podiatry, memory support consultation, chronic disease and diabetes self-management, and addresses issues such as chronic pain from arthritis, congestive heart failure, cognitive impairments, and palliative care for cancer. The practice is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment. It is located at 100 Centre St., Brookline, in Coolidge Corner within one of the three apartment buildings that comprise the Center Communities of Brookline.