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HRHCare Deputy Executive Officer and CFO Named to National Advisory Committee on Health Equity

Hudson River Health Care is pleased to announce that our Deputy Executive Officer and CFO, Jim Sinkoff, has been named as an advisory committee member for an exciting new national collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve health equity, led by the University of Chicago, the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, and the Center for Health Care Strategies. The goal of this collaboration is to align state Medicaid offices, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MMCOs), and providers to address health disparities through value-based payment innovations, and/or alternative payment models that support and incentivize delivery system transformation.

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American Heart Association Names HRHCare CMO as Co-Chair of New Community Impact Committee

Peekskill, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is pleased to announce that HRHCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sophia McIntyre has been named Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s new Community Impact Committee. This committee is tasked with building a culture of health in the Westchester community, while improving cardiovascular health for all. The Community Impact Committee, or CIC, is a standing committee of the Westchester American Heart Regional Board and is responsible for advising the Board on local and statewide health issues related to cardiovascular disease, and on programs it supports or initiates. After completing a local needs assessment […]

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Hudson River Health Care and Brightpoint Health Merge

Better access to higher quality health care for the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island: Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) and Brightpoint Health Merge Peekskill, New York, December 13, 2018 – Today, Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) and Brightpoint Health announced the successful completion of their merger, and the creation of a combined healthcare organization better positioned to meet the needs of underserved communities across the Hudson River Valley, New York City, and Long Island. Federal and state approvals of the merger have been successfully completed, and as of today the organization will serve over 225,000 patients annually […]

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HRHCare Responds to Measles Outbreaks

In response to the case of measles confirmed by Suffolk County health officials on April 25, and the over 200 cases of measles confirmed in Rockland County, public officials are asking residents to check their measles 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, […]

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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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