Hudson River Health Care and Brightpoint Rebrand as Sun River Health

 

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Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) and Brightpoint Health have come together as Sun River Health, the community health center where all people can get the care they need and the respect they deserve.

Although our name has changed, health care services, hours, locations, and doctors and providers remain exactly the same. As Sun River Health, you can now count on 400+ doctors and 43 health centers across the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island.

The need for high-quality, affordable health care is as real today as it was when we opened our doors in 1975. We’re here to bring some light and hope in this time. At Sun River Health, we welcome everyone.

Why Sun River Health, and what does it mean?

The two words, Sun and River, pay homage to the heritage of our two legacy organizations, Hudson River Health Care and Brightpoint Health, which we build upon to carry us forward into the future.

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Since 1975 and 1990 respectively, HRHCare and Brightpoint Health have driven dramatic improvements in the health of the individuals and families we serve. These two Federally Qualified Health Center networks united in 2018 to form one organization, providing comprehensive health care and social support services across an expanded service area.

Our former brand referred to the sun and to water. Throughout history, the sun and water have been symbols of life and vitality. Much like life needs the sun and water to thrive, Sun River Health is essential for people to take care of their health and live a life full of possibilities.

Finally, Sun and River are easy to pronounce no matter where you’re from.

Our new logo

Much like our name, our new visual system integrates elements of both Hudson River Health Care and Brightpoint Health. The sun icon represents our ability to shine a light on what's important to our patients: dignity, respect, and the care they need. The stylized river waves recognize our rich Hudson River heritage, and represent healing, and the renewal and hope that good health brings.

One name, one brand, one purpose

As Sun River Health, our belief stands firm: being healthy should not be a privilege for a few, but a right for all. As we move forward, we will continue to provide high-quality health care for everyone in our communities, no matter the color of their skin, no matter where they’re from, and no matter what they can afford.

As of today, more than 245,000 patients can count on Sun River Health to get the care they need and the respect they deserve; they can access 400+ providers in 43 health centers across the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island.

HRHCare and Brightpoint Logos

Care for all

We started in 1975 when four African American mothers spearheaded the efforts to open our first healthcare center and deliver quality, low-cost services to every patient in need — no matter their race or religion, no matter their budget, no matter their insurance status.

Today, after more than 40 years of service, Sun River Health is still delivering on that promise, coming to work each day because healthcare is a right for all, not a privilege for a few. Sun River Health is complete health care … with respect and dignity.

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Repeated recognition

sun river health accreditation logos including CDC, NCQA

Accreditations

Year

Primary and behavioral health care services by Joint Commission
1998
Federally Qualified Health Center
FTCA Deemed Organization

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C 233(g)-(n). Therefore, HRHCare is granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and are considered Federal employees with the Federal government acting as their primary insurer.

Recognition

National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home
2009
Selected by the National Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as one of the nine worksite wellness programs nationwide used to help other employers in designing and executing worksite wellness programs.

Planetree Designation

The Planetree Designation represents the highest level of achievement in patient-centered care based on evidence and standards. HRHCare earned the Planetree Designation in 1996 and continues to honor Planetree evidence based standards. HRHCare remains the only Federally Qualified Health Center to achieve the Planetree Designation.

Sun River Health remains the only community health center statewide to receive this award

Awards

The HIMSS Davies Community Health Organization Award of Excellence

For outstanding achievement in the implementation and value derived from the electronic health record to improved patient care and health outcomes.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Innovation in Prevention
2006
New York State Patient Safety
2006
Public Health Partnership Award from the Dutchess County Department of Health

Maternal-Infant Care Program 2000

2006
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Models That Work Award for Sun River Health

Maternal-Infant Care Program (2000)

Memberships

National Association of Community Health Centers
Community Healthcare Association of New York State
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sun river health patients

“I want to thank the amazing staff, from the front office to the back, for being so kind, patient, and caring. I suffer from PTSD, and medical settings are particularly hard for me. You clearly and patiently explain everything to me and calm my fears. Thank you for doing what you do, and how you do it."

—Joanne, Monticello patient

Quality care. Fair cost.

No one should ever go without health care. If you lack insurance or the ability to pay in full, Sun River Health is here for you.