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Measles Outbreak Reported in Rockland County

At least 83 cases of measles have been confirmed in Rockland County. Public health officials are asking residents to check their vaccination status and get vaccinated if needed. All HRHCare Health Centers offer measles vaccinations (also known as an MMR vaccine). If you are unsure about your vaccination status, call your health center and check. Anyone who believes they may have contracted measles should call an HRHCare Health Center and speak with someone about your reported symptoms. Common signs of measles are high fever, cough, runny nose, watery eyes, tiny white spots inside the mouth, and a rash. You can […]

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HRHCare Practice Manager Honored During National Rural Health Day

Hudson River Health Care is pleased to announce that Sherry Wyckoff, HRHCare Northern Regional Practice Manager, will be honored as part of the National Rural Health Day Community Star Awards ceremony on November 7 at Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm and Home Center in Millbrook, New York. Founded by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, this ceremony is an opportunity to “Celebrate the power of rural” by honoring individuals who exhibit the selfless, community-minded, rural spirit. The honorees have all addressed challenges and developed solutions for rural health through collaboration, education, and innovation. For more information on National […]

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits The HRHCare Maxine S. Postal Health Center in Amityville

Hudson River Health Care was pleased to welcome U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to The HRHCare Maxine S. Postal Health Center in Amityville on Thursday, November 1. Senator Gillibrand gave a press conference at the health center to announce The Basic Health Program Expansion Act of 2018, a new legislation to grant health insurance to more than 400,000 New Yorkers who do not qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. “I want to recognize the Reverend Jeannette Phillips, whose vision has given birth to this health center,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “I really appreciate that all of you here […]

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HRHCare Raises $350,000 at 14th Annual Cornucopia Benefit

Tarrytown, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), one of largest federally qualified health center networks in the country, hosted its 14th annual Cornucopia Benefit on Saturday, October 20. Held at The Hudson Loft in Irvington, NY, the event raised $350,000 to support the comprehensive primary and preventive health services that HRHCare provides to people in need throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island. HRHCare currently serves over 185,000 New Yorkers, providing care they would otherwise be unable to access. Guests also had the opportunity to contribute to HRHCare’s Children’s Health Fund. This fund supports access to pediatric primary, preventive, […]

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HRHCare’s Dr. Christine Kerr Chosen for Governor’s Hep C Elimination Task Force

Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is pleased to announce that Christine Kerr, MD, a doctor at The HRHCare Poughkeepsie Health Center located at 75 Washington Street, has been selected by Governor Andrew Cuomo to join his Task Force that will advise the state on its Hepatitis C Elimination Plan. The creation of the Task Force is the next step toward finalizing the Elimination Plan and builds on recommendations presented by community stakeholders at the New York State Hepatitis C Elimination Summit. “The members selected for this task force are some of the finest in their fields, and their invaluable experience […]

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Peekskill Freedom From Smoking Sessions

Hudson River Health Care will be hosting a Freedom from Smoking series every Thursday from October 4 through November 15. During the program series, you will learn about: Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier Medicines that help you stop smoking Managing stress Avoiding weight gain Developing a new self-image Preparing for “Quit Day” How to stay smoke-free for good The two-hour sessions will be held twice on Thursdays, at 11am and 2pm, starting October 4 in the Founders Room at The HRHCare Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center in Peekskill. For more information, call Karen Lugo at (914) 734-8740, or Celine […]

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DOT Physicals

Hudson River Health Care is pleased to announce that HRHCare Nyack Urgent Care physician Dr. Asma Khan is now certified to give DOT physicals. Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals are required by federl law for individuals who drive commericial motor vehicles to make sure they can handle the long hours, exhausting schedules, and the stress of operating a commerical vehicle. As Dr. Khan is the only HRHCare Urgent Care clinician in Nyack certified to perform these physicals, appointments for DOT physicals will need to be made in advance.

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First Class of Hudson River Health Care Nurse Practitioner Residents Graduates

Peekskill, NY – On Thursday evening, Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) was proud to celebrate the graduation of their first class of nurse practitioner residents: Tameka Bland, Nancy Gartin-Checchi, and Erika McNair. HRHCare has a long history of training medical residents and students, but these three nurse practitioners were the first to graduate from the new HRHCare Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. “Community health centers provide care to approximately 28 million people in urban and rural communities across the country, with that care being provided increasingly by teams including nurse practitioners,” said Rev. Jeannette J. Phillips, Hudson River Health Care Founder […]

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Suffolk Should Continue Support of LI Community Health Centers Op-ed

Kevin Law, President and CEO of the Long Island Association, wrote an op-ed for the Long Island Business News explaining why Suffolk County should continue support of Long Island community health centers, operated by Hudson River Health Care. “As Suffolk County begins to prioritize its budget for 2019, it’s important to continue to fund the partnership with HRHCare and its investment in health centers, considering the long-term health and financial gains Suffolk residents and taxpayers will enjoy.” To read the op-ed in full, click here.

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HRHCare Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center in Wyandanch Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Wyandanch, NY — Founding staff of the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Health Center and Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) executives were joined by Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, and representatives from the offices of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Senator John E. Brooks to celebrate the health center’s 50th Anniversary at the site of its future location in Delano Stewart Plaza, Wyandanch. Groundbreaking for the new HRHCare MLK Health Center will take place in October 2018. In addition to receiving proclamations from Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Mr. Schaffer, Suffolk County, and the Community Health Care Association of […]

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