Peekskill, NY – HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare), a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center system offering a range of medical services for underserved communities throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island, will be recognized on September 16th by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) at their 25th Anniversary Gala for its contribution to the success of the NCQA and access to high quality health care for all. To be held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the NCQA Anniversary Gala brings together leaders in health care from across the nation for a celebration of recent progress for Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) as well as a look to the future.
“As we celebrate our own 40th Anniversary this year, HRHCare is so proud to be recognized as a lead organization providing high quality health care for all by the NCQA during their 25th Anniversary celebration,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, President and CEO of HRHCare. “Having achieved Level 3 PCMH status from the NCQA is a testament to the mission of HRHCare to provide outstanding, compassionate care to the patients we serve.”
Paul Kaye, MD, FAAP, is the current Executive Vice President of Practice Transformation at HRHCare and will receive the award on behalf of HRHCare at the NCQA Gala. Previously serving as Chief Medical Officer of HRHCare for 21 years, Dr. Kaye was instrumental in helping HRHCare achieve Level 3 PCMH recognition in 2008 through the Taconic IPA’s PCMH Medical Council which he chaired from 2007 until 2009. With 22 HRHCare Health Centers now holding the highest PCMH status of Level 3, this recognition solidifies HRHCare as a medical home that emphasize care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients need and want it to be.
HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare) is a nonprofit, New York State licensed, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Founded in 1975 to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, HRHCare has grown to include 29 health centers delivering care throughout a 10 county region of New York to 135,000 patients with over 1,000 employees and 350 health care practitioners.
HRHCare provides comprehensive services including adult and pediatric care; obstetrical and gynecological care; family planning; HIV counseling, testing and referral; dental services; mental health counseling; nutrition counseling; podiatry; WIC services; health education; and a full complement of outreach, translation, transportation, benefits counseling and health insurance enrollment assistance.
HRHCare has a profound commitment to the communities it serves and works to improve community health through partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders including local businesses, social service agencies, housing organizations, food banks, farm worker alliances and other community organizations.
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