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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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HRHCare Provides Free Flu Shots in Spring Valley

The HRHCare Hudson Valley mobile health unit made a stop by the Martin Luther King Center in Spring Valley to provide free flu shots to community members. As the flu season is expected to last through May, it is still not too late to get vaccinated. Senator David Carlucci, Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee all came to support the day’s event.   “As a parent – I have two young kids – what I tell my friends that have kids as well, by getting the flu shot yourself, you are a shield. You won’t pass it along to […]

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Congresswoman Nita Lowey Visits HRHCare Haverstraw

HAVERSTRAW, NY – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester) was joined today by health experts and medical professionals at Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) in Haverstraw to speak out against the deadly cuts to vital public health investments in President Trump’s budget proposal, and to send a message that as Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee she is committed to securing necessary federal funding and resources to protect public health. Joining Congresswoman Lowey at the press conference were Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, President and CEO of HRHCare; Dr. Sophia McIntyre, Chief Medical Officer of HRHCare; and Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester Commissioner […]

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HRHCare Doctor Sr. Katherine Seibert to Receive Thomas A. Dooley Award from Notre Dame University

Monticello, NY – HRHCare Community Health is proud to announce that Sr. Katherine Seibert, MD, a physician at the HRHCare health centers in Monticello and Goshen, will receive the 2018 Thomas A. Dooley Award from her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. This award, presented by the Notre Dame Alumni Association, honors individuals who, through their faith-based background, have demonstrated personal courage, compassion, and commitment to advance human and civil rights. “Sr. Seibert is incredibly deserving of this honor, and we feel so fortunate to have such a dedicated physician on our team,” said HRHCare President and CEO Anne […]

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Healthy Choices Workshops in Poughkeepsie

Are you looking for more effective ways of dealing with health issues like arthritis, asthma, COPD, diabetes, memory loss, depression, high blood pressure, or chronic pain? Then this free, six-week Healthy Choices workshop series is for you! The HRHCare Healthy Choices workshops will help you: Discover practical ways to deal with pain, stress, and fatigue Learn more about better food and exercise choices Gain new understanding and confidence around medication Plus, you will have the chance to win a $25 gift card if you participate in four or more classes! The workshops will take place on Wednesdays from February 14 to […]

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U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin (R) Visits HRHCare Coram to Urge Full Funding of CHIP and Community Health Centers

Coram, NY – On Friday, January 12, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) joined HRHCare President and CEO Anne Kauffman Nolon, and other representatives of HRHCare and the Community Health Center Association of New York State at the HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram for a press conference to urge the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and full funding for community health centers. This press conference was held ahead of possible Congressional consideration of the programs’ funding. “These essential programs provide millions of children, veterans and individuals with the health care services they need,” said Congressman […]

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Peekskill Rotary Launches Literacy Initiative at HRHCare

  Peekskill, NY – On Thursday, January 18, members of the Peekskill Rotary joined Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey, other local elected officials and community members, and HRHCare executives to acknowledge the new Golden Bookcase initiative to promote child literacy. The bookcases, three of which are in the HRHCare Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center in Peekskill, contain English and Spanish children’s books that are free for children to read and take home. This program is targeted to increase the literacy skills of Peekskill pre-school and school-age children, and was made possible with help from the Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Barnes […]

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HRHCare Hosts Black History Month Group Exhibition Featuring Peekskill Artists

Peekskill, NY – The HRHCare Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center has partnered with the Peekskill Arts Alliance to present a group exhibition featuring the work of Peekskill-area African-American artists in commemoration of Black History Month. The exhibition will run from February 3rd to 28th, with an opening reception at the Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center on Saturday the 3rd from 2 to 4 pm. In conjunction with the reception, HRHCare will host  a series of free health screenings for Heart Health Month on February 3rd. The exhibition will feature the work of ten African-American artists: Lance Johnson, Toni Quest, Ocean Morisset, […]

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