Archive for March 2018

National Doctors’ Week

In recognition of National Doctors’ Week, we will be highlighting the work of some extraordinary HRHCare doctors. In their own words, learn why these incredible men and womenbecame doctors, why they chose to work at HRHCare, and how they are involved in their communities. Stay tuned every day this week for more HRHCare doctor profiles! Patrina Phillip-King, MD, FACOG is an OB/GYN at HRHCare Monticello. “I grew up in Grenada in the Caribbean, and access to high-quality health care wasn’t always available. Living through that experience really made me want to become a physician, and to provide that care for […]

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Officer Katie Hansen Presents to Girls on Pursuing a Police Force Career at HRHCare Alamo Community Center

On March 19th, Officer Katie Hansen of the Warwick Police Department visited a meeting of the Young Outstanding Latina Organization, a social group for local teenage girls, at the Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) Alamo Community Center to give a workshop on pursuing a career in the police force. Officer Hansen described various aspects of work as a police officer, and what it takes to prepare for a career in the police force. After demonstrating the positive impact police officers have in their community, Officer Hansen was invited back by the group to give further information sessions. The Young Outstanding […]

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Governor Cuomo Commits to Ending Hepatitis C in New York

Announcement makes New York the first state in the nation to make this commitment. Over 200,000 New Yorkers are living with hepatitis C – a curable, yet life threatening disease; over 50% do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C killed over 19,000 people in the U.S. in 2015. Albany, NY – Governor Cuomo publicly announced a commitment to ending the hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic in New York. The announcement builds off his 2015 commitment to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State. In the announcement, Cuomo committed to allocating resources this year which would be the first increase in […]

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HRHCare and Brightpoint Health Announce Intent to Merge

Better access to higher quality health care for communities across the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island: Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) and Brightpoint Health announce intent to merge Peekskill, New York, March 12th, 2018 – Today, Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) and Brightpoint Health announced their intent to merge, and create a combined healthcare organization better positioned to meet the needs of underserved communities across the Hudson River Valley, New York City, and Long Island. Upon federal and state approvals of the merger, expected this summer, the organization will serve over 200,000 patients with more than 2,000 […]

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Community Room Opens at Riverhead Health Center

Hudson River Health Care, in partnership with Healthfirst, was proud to  welcome a number of elected officials and community leaders recently to open the new Community Room at HRHCare Riverhead. Among other programs, the Community Room will host “Story Time” for children every two weeks beginning in October, as well as ESL classes. This Community Room will serve as a great way to further engage the Riverhead community, and make our patients feel welcome. Many local business have expressed interest in donating toys, books, and other items for the room. The Riverhead Library has been particularly generous in their donations, […]

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Poughkeepsie Healthy Choices and Living Healthy with Diabetes Workshops

Hudson River Health Care will be offering two free, six-week education programs beginning this March. The Living Healthy with Diabetes workshop series is designed for people living with diabetes, their caregivers, and loved ones. The workshops will help with: Finding practical ways to deal with sick days, fatigue, and pain Discovering better food and exercise choices Understanding new treatment options Learning better ways to talk with your doctor and loved ones about your health Held in Suite 106 of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health (85 Civic Center Plaza) in Poughkeepsie, this series will be held every […]

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