In 2002, Dr. Alexander G. Salerno brought back house-call services for aging adults by establishing Senior Healthcare Outreach Program (SHOP). This service expanded to include individuals with mental health struggles and was rebranded as Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP Health). Committed to minimizing disparities in healthcare outcomes primarily affecting urban communities, he launched the Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) in 2010.
To expand primary care in the region, Metropolitan Medical Group opened in 2014 and Dr. Salerno joined his father-in-law, Dr. Raouf Elias, at Roseville Medical Society in 2015 to help him care for patients in Newark, NJ.
2021 saw the creation of North Ward Medical Arts to bring care back to the community where Dr. Svetlana Salerno first served patients. Several specialty care locations were opened this year, to deliver services traditionally underrepresented in the area, as well, including North Ward Behavioral Health Center and Prospect Spine and Pain.