PEEKSKILL, NEW YORK – Sun River Health (formerly known as Hudson River HealthCare and Brightpoint Health) is pleased to announce that it has administered more than 75,000 COVID-19 vaccines to individuals across the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island. In addition to administering vaccines at its 43 health center locations, Sun River Health has also provided vaccine shots at multiple pop-up events in communities across the region.
“We are incredibly proud of this great milestone in Sun River Health’s COVID-19 response, said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, Sun River Health Chief Executive Officer. “This effort to vaccinate is in response to the call from our patients, our communities, and our leaders on the local, state, and national levels – and we have responded! I am particularly grateful to our dedicated staff at all our health center sites who have made this tremendous achievement possible.”
Following major hospital systems, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), like Sun River Health were the first to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines to patients in the United States. Sun River Health will continue administering vaccines at all its locations, as well as at future pop-events event in partnership with other community organizations.
Like all community health centers, Sun River Health is working hard to bring the vaccine to communities and people who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at Sun River Health, visit sunriver.org/covidvaccine for information in English and sunriver.org/vacunacovid for information in Spanish.
About Sun River Health
Sun River Health is a system of 43 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) providing primary, dental, pediatric, OB-GYN, and behavioral health care to over 245,000 patients annually. With a dedicated staff of 2,000 doctors, nurses, and health care professionals, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, affordable care to those who need it most. Sun River Health started in 1975 when four African American mothers spearheaded efforts to open our first health center in Peekskill, New York to deliver accessible, high-quality, affordable services to patients in need – no matter their race, religion, income, or insurance status. Today, after 46 years of service, Sun River Health is still delivering on that promise to communities across the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island.