Archive for April 2016

Monticello HRHCare Patient Navigator to Receive Planetree Award for Excellence in Patient Care

Monticello, NY – HRHCare Community Health is pleased to announce that Julie Palazzo, a Patient Navigator at the HRHCare Health Center at Monticello, will be presented with the April 2016 Planetree Spirit Award for excellence in patient care. The HRHCare Planetree Institute presents these awards to employees who go above and beyond to make health care more personalized and create a warm and welcoming environment for all. Julie Palazzo first came to HRHCare through the AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps Program in 2009. Drawing on her time as an AmeriCorps and previous volunteer experience with the migrant farmworker community in Orange County, […]

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HRHCare Award $21.5 Million in State Funds with Additional Local Matching to Improve Health Care Services on Long Island

New York State and Suffolk County Governments Place Trust in HRHCare to Fight Toughest Long-Term Health Challenges. Grant Will Fund Key Priorities for LI Communities.  Peekskill, NY – HRHCare, one of the largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) systems in the country, announced that it has received $43 million in new community health funding, including a $21.5 million grant from the State of New York’s Capital Restructuring Financing Program and Essential Health Care Provider Support Program and dollar-for-dollar matching from the Suffolk County Executive and Suffolk County Legislature. Both the state and local governments have prioritized community health services on […]

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HRHCare Joins the National Kidney Foundation to Offer Free Kidney Screenings in Peekskill

HRHCare Community Health will join the National Kidney Foundation and other community organizations to offer free kidney screenings through the KEEP Healthy Program at Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill on Saturday, May 14th. Participants will answer a brief health risk survey and have their blood pressure and body mass index measured. A medical professional will then review the results and provide helpful feedback and educational materials. For individuals particularly at risk, an ACR urine test for albumin will also be available. One out of every three individuals is at risk for kidney disease. With poor kidney health increasing the […]

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IT Department Wins 1st Quarter HRHCare Planetree Innovation Award

Beacon, NY – HRHCare Community Health is pleased to announce that the entire Information Technology (IT) Department will be presented with the 1st Quarter 2016 Planetree Spirit Award for Innovation in Patient Care. This award is presented by the HRHCare Planetree Institute to exemplary employees who find new ways to advocate for patients and create innovative ways for them to access high quality and affordable health care. Recently HRHCare has begun to use the SysAid program, an IT service management software designed to help automate processes for help desk support including hardware configurations, data analysis, and various other tasks and […]

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HRHCare to Host Teen Community Health Fair in Yonkers

Yonkers, NY – After a highly successful health fair in early April, HRHCare Community Health will host a second Community Health Fair for Teens and Parents in Yonkers on Saturday, April 23rd. This free health fair will give teens and their parents a fun way to learn more about HRHCare and other community organizations. There will also be a series of healthy food demonstrations and interactive workshops presenting important health information. The second HRHCare Community Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Plaza. For more […]

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HRHCare to Sponsor Suffolk Gospel Health Fest

Coram, NY – HRHCare Community Health is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the fourth Suffolk County Gospel Health Fest on Saturday, April 30, at Suffolk County Community College in Selden. Held in honor of National Minority Health Month, this event will showcase performances from some of the finest Gospel Choirs and Dance Ministry Groups on Long Island along with health screenings, testimonials, and health and wellness presentations given by representatives from HRHCare. The event is free to all and attendees will receive a free lunch contained in a reusable insulated  tote compliments of HRHCare. The Suffolk County Gospel Health […]

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Three HRHCare Staff Certified as NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Experts

Peekskill, NY – HRHCare Community Health is pleased to announce that Katherine Brieger, HRHCare Chief of Patient Experience and Staff Development, Sheila Conklin, VP, Quality, and Catalina Uruchima, Patient Experience Coordinator, have all been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Home Certified Content Experts (CCEs). With fewer than 900 individuals nationwide recognized as CCEs, this certification comes after the completion of two NCQA educational seminars, passing a comprehensive exam, and demonstrating the commitment to continuous learning and re-certification in order to maintain this credential. All who have achieved this certification have demonstrated their expertise […]

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Dr. Nadia Arif Honored as Leader in Cancer Care and Prevention by American Cancer Society

Coram, NY – HRHCare Community Health is pleased to announce that HRHCare Family Physician Nadia Arif, MD, will be honored by the American Cancer Society as ‘A Leader in Cancer Care and Prevention’ at their Relay for Life of Longwood event in Middle Island, NY, on May 21st. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life events bring communities together to honor survivors, those we’ve lost, and those who are helping to fight back against cancer. “I am so proud of the work that Nadia is doing,” said Sophia McIntyre, MD, HRHCare Chief of Clinical Quality and Physician Leadership Development. “It […]

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HRHCare Announces Selection of Dr. Sophia McIntyre into Prestigious Baldridge Executive Fellowship

Prominent HRHCare Doctor to Join Leading Minds from Across the Country in Exclusive Program Administered by US Department of Commerce.  Peekskill, NY – HRHCare announced today that its Chief of Clinical Quality and Physician Leadership Development, Dr. Sophia McIntyre, has been included in the prestigious Baldridge Executive Fellows Program for the coming year. Dr. McIntyre was one of 18 leading executives named to the program from around the country. “This is a great honor, and I am eager to work with others in business and the non-profit sector to learn how best to serve the people who make up HRHCare, […]

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