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Congratulations to Donna Gatti and Deb Heigl

Congratulations to Donna Gatti and Deb Heigl for being selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) as 2020 Clinical Scholars Fellows! They’re members of a Buffalo team – including UB and the Buffalo City Mission – that will focus on the sickest homeless patients in the Buffalo region. They will open the first medical respite unit within the Buffalo City Mission, the region’s largest emergency and transitional shelter. Medical respite is a care location for people without homes whose illness is too complex for street-based recovery. The program goals are to: create a network of community and health systems cross-sector care providers to establish continuity of care for medically complex chronically homeless patients and reduce the health care recidivism of Buffalo’s sickest homeless patients.


Debbie Heigl


Donna Gatti

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