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Evelyn’s Story
Due to her blood sugar being dangerously high, Evelyn was referred by her Sun River Health primary doctor to a Public Health Nutritionist…
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A welcome message from Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH – Sun River Health CEO
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Wallkill Valley Health Coalition Donates $18,000 to Support Sun River Health
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Diana’s Story
I’m a Puerto Rican woman, and the first of my family to graduate from college. I grew up in New York, and was a single mom to two girls for...
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Leonela’s Story
Leonela entered US last year 8 months pregnant and with a 3 yr old son. She needed prenatal care and turned to the Women’s Health program at Sun River Health...
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Patient story
One of our patients came into the health center to have his medications refilled recently. He usually comes with his wife, but unfortunately, she was sick and couldn’t accompany him....
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Evelyn’s Story
Due to her blood sugar being dangerously high, Evelyn was referred by her Sun River Health primary doctor to a Public Health Nutritionist…
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Martha’s story
At first, Martha didn’t know she had contracted Coronavirus. Martha’s symptoms started with a feeling of strong back pain that radiated, and then she developed a fever. As a patient...
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A baby was born at Sun River Health
This fall, a healthy baby girl was born unexpectedly at Sun River Health’s Riverhead location. Sindy, the mother, had been a patient since early in her pregnancy and arrived at...
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Sun River Health Employees Step Up For Our Patients
During the pandemic, Sun River Health staff stepped up to ensure patient care remained strong and resources were distributed to the areas most in need. From providers, to facilities, front...
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Convenient Testing When It Was Most Needed
We were proud to partner with several community organizations to offer 14 pop-up COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. Providing more COVID-19 tests...
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Nutritionist Christina Figueroa, RD, CDN shares a story about a patient who received nutrition counseling remotely for the first time
“Nutrition counseling over the phone. How can this work? Without our usual visual aids, food models, measuring cups, and charts demonstrating sugar amounts in common foods and beverages, will we still be able...
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Donation to Good Samaritan Hospital
Carlos Ortiz, our Suffolk County VP of Operations, remembered that nine suction units were left in our Suffolk County health centers after we assumed their operation a few years ago...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Sun River Health has now administered over 55,000 COVID-19 vaccination shots throughout our network of 43 health centers and pop-up locations. Our staff have gotten great feedback from both new...
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Impact of NYC Mobile Health Center on residents of Wards Island
Senior Director of Business Development Melissa Hayes shared a story about the impact our NYC Mobile Health Center is making on residents of two facilities on Wards Island. “Today, our...
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Mobile COVID-19 Testing Site in the Alpha School in Brooklyn
“I arrived this morning to a blank canvas and watched as our Facilities and IT Teams built our Mobile COVID-19 Testing Site in the Alpha School in Brooklyn, arriving much...
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Sun River Health Provides Care at NYC Isolation hotels
Sun River Health was asked by the New York City Department of Emergency Management and the mayor’s office to help in reaching out to serve, particularly the homeless recovering from...
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Sun River Health’s Tia Lee Featured in Forbes Magazine
Sun River Health’s Tia Lee Featured in Forbes Magazine Congratulations to Tia Lee, Sun River Health Regional Program Director for New York City Health Homes, on being included in a...
Spotlight On: Women’s Health
Spotlight On: Women’s Health
Did you know? Sun River Health is the largest provider of OB services and births of all the FQHCs in New York State? Our teams welcome over 3,500 babies into...
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All Med Merger
This August, Sun River Health will be adding three new sites to our New York City region, pending final regulatory approval. The sites will transition from the All Med Medical...
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New EyePacs Machines Improve Eye Health for Diabetic Patients
Sun River Health will soon be receiving 7 portable EyePACS machines to aid in the administration of retinal exams for our patients, specifically those living with diabetes. Annual retinal exams...
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Wallkill Valley Health Coalition Donates $18,000 to Support Sun River Health
The Wallkill Valley Health Coalition (WVHC) recently donated $18,000 to support Sun River Health’s Wallkill Valley Health Center in Walden, New York. The coalition founded the health center in 1995...
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Food As Medicine: No Problem Pickles
Guest Chef Chris Madura, from John D. Madura Farms shared his family recipe for “No Problem Pickels.” Chris was joined by kid chefs, Melanie and Geraldine, who attend the Dulce...
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Back To School In Style
Our thanks to volunteers from Blackstone, who assembled 500 backpacks on August 10th for children headed back to school. The backpacks contained a handout with important health tips and reminders...
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Food As Medicine: Local Ingredients, Delicious Results
Food As Medicine: Local Ingredients, Delicious Results Sherry Wyckoff, Vice President of Operations served as guest chef at the The Alamo Community Center in Goshen, an affiliate of Sun River...
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Joy and Sang Pak Honored
On July 20 2022, Sun River Health Foundation Major Gift Officer Joy Pak was honored during the second annual Dan’s Power List of the East End celebration at Giorgio’s Baiting...
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Novo Foundation Supports Sun River Health’s Agricultural Worker Health Programs in the Hudson Valley with a gift of $750,000
The Novo Foundation recently gifted Sun River Health $750,000 to aid in care for migrant and seasonal farmworkers at our Goshen and New Paltz Health Centers. The majority of the...
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Food Security Program Expands its Reach
The Sun River Health Research Committee recently released the results of their year-long food insecurity study at the Martin Luther King Health Center in Wyandanch. They discovered that throughout the...
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Alamo Community Center Builds New Demo Kitchen
The Alamo Community Center in Goshen will soon be receiving a new test kitchen thanks to your donations to our Food is Medicine Fund! The remodel will aid in cooking...
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Sun River Health Launches Staff Training Focused on Improving Patient-Centered Care
Recently, Sun River Health launched a new training program called the Language of Caring through our Planetree Institute. A team of more than 40 staff from across the organization’s three...
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Ambassadors Networking Event
Sun River Health welcomed more than 100 guests on Thursday, September 22nd at Dear Irving on Hudson in New York City for our Ambassadors Networking Event benefitting our Women’s Health...
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Juneteenth 2022
Sun River Health hosted and participated in long-established Juneteenth Freedom Celebrations throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island to bring communities together, highlight the central role of...
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TD 5 Boro Bike tour
On Sunday, May 1st, a team of 6 riders for Sun River Health participated in the TD 5 Boro Bike tour, a car free ride through New York City.  The...