Press Releases

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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Hudson River Health Care Joins NIH in Launching All of Us Research Program

Peekskill, NY – On May 6, the National Institutes of Health will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program—a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, will be able to enroll. Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) has joined the initiative by enrolling individuals in the program at its’ Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center in Peekskill. Volunteers will join more than 25,000 participants across the United States who have already enrolled in All of Us as part of a year-long beta test […]

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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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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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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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