The Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) will hold its 2014 Impact Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 21st 2014 in The Bronx.
MHHC is a non-profit community based healthcare organization funded by federal, state and foundation grants as well as private and corporate donations. Since 1981, MHHC has been a major provider of health care to the Morris Heights section of the Bronx and the surrounding areas.
The MHHC Impact Awards Gala will celebrate three prominent figures in the Community Health Center Movement as well as the MHHC Foundation’s trailblazing and innovative Youth Development Programs.
Honorees of the Impact Awards Gala are: Marcia V. Keizs, ED.D., President, York College, City University of New York for the Service of Excellence Award, Brian Doran, Region Executive NY Metro Region & Director of Government Affairs POPULAR, Inc. for the Community Partnership & Excellence Award and Jacqueline C. Leifer, ESQ, Senior Partner Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP for the Leadership Excellence & Advocacy Award.
MHHC has achieved major accomplishments such as the first community health center to be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Organization. MHHC spearheaded the Harrison Circle Project; an innovative building complex which encompasses a mixed-use facility housing 70 units of low income for senior citizens, medical space for primary and specialty health care and a pharmacy. The health center is also recognized for its’ Women’s Health and Birthing Pavilion which includes a nationally renowned childbearing center and seven school based health clinics. MHHC also provides an array of mental health services benefiting the community.