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HRHCare Employee Wins Planetree Award for Innovation in Patient Care
Peekskill, NY – HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare, Inc.), a nonprofit, federally qualified healthcare system offering a range of medical services for underserved areas throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island, is proud to announce that it has presented Certified Nurse Midwife Theresa Wang with the Planetree Innovation Award. This award is presented by the HRHCare Planetree Institute to exemplary employees who find new ways to advocate for patients and provide them with high quality and affordable healthcare.
A licensed Certified Nurse Midwife in New York and Connecticut, Theresa Wang came to HRHCare with a vast amount of nursing and midwifery experience from various healthcare systems in New York, Massachusetts and Taiwan. She has embodied the Planetree philosophy of extending quality care and help to both patients and fellow staff by showing a constant readiness to step in when needed. She is always one of the first to volunteer if a shift needs to be covered in the office or at the hospital and is a phenomenal source of care and support for her patients.
“Theresa always puts the patient’s needs first,” says HRHCare Clinical Coordinator, Maureen Paul. “She is a tireless advocate for all of her patients with a constant ‘can-do’ attitude.”
Planetree is the global leader in advancing patient-centered care solutions, integrating the technology of modern medicine with the healing dimensions of compassion, comfortable surroundings, shared knowledge and freedom to make educated choices. HRHCare has been an affiliate since 1996 and remains the only Federally Qualified Health Center to be a part of this alliance. The HRHCare Planetree Institute was established in 2012 and provides state-of-the-art training to prepare staff in delivering passionate and personalized care. The HRHCare Planetree Award honors employees who have been nominated by their colleagues for going above and beyond to provide individualized patient care and enhance healthcare services in their respective facility.
HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare, Inc.) is a nonprofit, New York State licensed, Federally Qualified Health Center. Founded in 1975 to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, NY, HRHCare has grown to include:
- 27 health centers and mobile health systems delivering care throughout a 10 county region of New York to a culturally and racially diverse patient population of 112,000, with more than 450,000 patient visits annually.
- A full range of services including family/internal medicine, women’s health care, pediatrics, dentistry, behavioral health care, optometry, podiatry, and nutritional counseling.
- An innovative organization structure that works to improve the health of communities through a network of partnerships: with businesses, social service organizations, housing cooperatives, food banks, farm workers alliances and community organizations.
For full information: www.hrhcare.org or 1-844-HRH-CARE