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Liberty Resources formally reopens renovated health-care center and pharmacy

By Eric Reinhardt

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Officials cut the ribbon during the formal reopening of Liberty Resources Inc. and Genoa Pharmacy at 1045 James St. in Syracuse. The event followed a project at that renovated and expanded Liberty Resources’ Family Healthcare Center. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Liberty Resources Inc. and Genoa Healthcare on Friday held a formal reopening event for the newly renovated and expanded Family Healthcare Center and Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy.

Liberty Resources, a Syracuse–based human-services agency, is located at 1045 James St.

The organization has expanded outpatient substance-use treatment services and increased capacity for primary care through grants awarded by the New York State Department of Health and New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.

Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources Inc., on Friday addressed the gathering as the agency hosted a formal-reopening event newly renovated and expanded Family Healthcare Center and Genoa Pharmacy at 1045 James St. in Syracuse. Also speaking at the event included (from left to right) Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon; U.S. Representative John Katko (R–Camillus); and Bill Guptail, COO of Genoa Healthcare. (Eric Reinhardt / BJNN)

“Liberty Resources is here to stay for a very long time and has added primary care and substance-abuse services to its offerings of behavioral health and mental-health services to both children and adults, so it is a comprehensive delivery system that’s integrated,” Carl Coyle, CEO of Liberty Resources Inc., said in speaking with reporters after the ceremony.

The integration of mental health, substance-use treatment, physical health, and pharmaceutical services bring “best practice” standards of care to the Syracuse community, Liberty Resources contends.

Genoa Healthcare operates an on-site pharmacy at Liberty Resources to “improve medication adherence and health outcomes” for people managing mental health and substance-use conditions.

Liberty Resources announced its partnership with Genoa Healthcare in April 2018. Renton, Washington–based Genoa Healthcare provides health-care services that include pharmacy, telepsychiatry, and medication-management services, according to its website.

Integrated care is “alive and well” in Syracuse,” Bill Guptail, COO of Genoa Healthcare, said in his remarks during the formal reopening ceremony.

“We operate over 475 pharmacies across the United States today. New York was one of the last states that we were able to enter. With Carl’s commitment and passion for really driving and finding better ways to provide pharmacy care as part of an integrated-care model, we are here today and we’re continuing to grow in the state of New York,” said Guptail.

Liberty Resources has been providing outpatient behavioral health services since 2007, initially serving just 147 clients in the city of Syracuse. Liberty Resources now treats more than 4,000 individuals throughout CNY and Rochester.

Liberty Resources says it continues to expand its integrated model of care through the construction of a Family Healthcare Center in Fulton and through the development of telecounseling and telehealth services.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com