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Hudson River Health Care Awarded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant

YONKERS, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) has been awarded a $1M grant from the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. HRHCare will use these funds over a five-year period to launch a comprehensive SRAE initiative in Yonkers, targeting low-income youth through after-school and community-based summer programming. Through the Making a Difference! initiative, HRHCare will deliver medically-accurate, evidence-based programming to provide young people with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and teen pregnancy. This programming, integrated with sexual risk avoidance strategies, will consist of […]

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New York State Legislature Honors Rev. Jeannette J. Phillips, Founding Mother of Hudson River Health Care

Albany, NY – Reverend Jeanette J. Phillips, one of Hudson River Health Care’s Founding Mothers, was honored by the New York Legislature today in the State Capital. Assemblywoman Sandra Galef sponsored a resolution in the Assembly, and Senators Jen Metzger and Peter Harckham sponsored a proclamation in the Senate to recognize Rev. Phillips’ achievements in improving access to quality health care services in under-served communities across the Hudson Valley. The legislators also spoke on the floors of their respective houses to honor Reverend Phillips’ life’s work.  In 1975, Reverend Jeannette J. Phillips launched Hudson River Health Care’s (HRHCare) flagship health […]

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HRHCare Offers Free Lifestyle Change Classes for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Peekskill, Yonkers, and Pomona

Peekskill, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is pleased to announce the launch of free Life Style Change- PreventT2 classes for type 2 diabetes prevention in Peekskill, Yonkers, and Pomona. One in three American adults has prediabetes, making the need for prevention more relevant than ever.  The Lifestyle Change Program is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes made with the support of a coach and your peers. These small group sessions will meet once a week for an hour and are completely free of charge, though advanced registration is required. […]

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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 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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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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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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Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy Tours HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center in

Coram, NY – On Friday, August 3, Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R) toured the Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram, operated by Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare). Led by HRHCare CEO and President Anne Kauffman Nolon, the tour gave the Legislator a chance to see the state-of-the-art facility and learn more about the high-quality primary and preventive health services that HRHCare delivers at Elsie Owens and across its nine sites throughout the region. “I was pleased to join Anne Nolon and her staff to tour the HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram,” said Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy. […]

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Hudson River Health Care Raises Over $70K to Support Health Care Access for Suffolk Co. Agricultural Workers at 4th Annual Honoring the Hands Benefit

Riverhead, NY — Nearly 200 New Yorkers joined the Hudson River Health Care Foundation on July 12th at the fourth annual Honoring the Hands benefit at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead to raise funds for increased health care access for the region’s agricultural workers and their families. Hosted in partnership with Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, Long Island Wine Council, Long Island Farm Bureau, Jonathan Russo and Deborah Grayson, and Ron and Joanne Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards, the event raised over $70,000 to cover operational costs of the mobile health center van that brings Hudson River Health Care’s services to communities […]

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