NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Alongside with Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez; president of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Miguel Fuentes; and publisher Rosanna Rosado; Dr. Eliscer Guzman and Mayor Bloomberg received Comunilife recognition, the Corazon Award. The Corazon Award is given by Comunilife, a not-for-profit organization, and honors individuals for their work and dedication to the citizens of New York City.
On October 30th, Comunilife recognized these five outstanding personalities of the New York City community as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Dr. Eliscer Guzman received this prestigious acknowledgment for his vision to provide unique services through the Community Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Program in association with the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
It is the second recognition in a week that honors Dr. Guzman's commitment with the community. Last Friday, he received the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers (NHCA) Award for the success of the Cardiology and Diabetes Center in the Manhattan area, a facility that serves to the most vulnerable Latino community in the city.
About Dr. Eliscer Guzman
Cardiologist and long-time practitioner of Internal Medicine in New York, Dr. Guzman has actively focused on community education to reduce the diabetes epidemic among Latinos and teach diabetics and their family members how to manage and control the disease. Dr. Guzman is clinically affiliated with The Mount Sinai Medicine School and has distinguished himself through his accomplishments of helping the community address their cardiovascular health conditions. In 2007, he received the Latino Trendsetter Award from DTM Magazine. Dr. Guzman is the Founder and Medical Director of the Cardiology and Diabetes Care Center.
About The Mount Sinai Hospital
Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the country's oldest and largest voluntary teaching hospitals. Mount Sinai is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care, education, and scientific research in medicine.
Comunilife is a not-for-profit organization to enhance the quality of life and create a healthier tomorrow for the underserved communities living in New York City. Every year, Comunilife celebrates its accomplishments, future endeavors and honors individuals whom through their work and dedication to the citizens of New York City, embody the ideals and vision of Comunilife. This year's event will help the organization raise funds for Life is Precious - our newly created program aimed at reducing the risk of suicide among Latina girls between the ages of 12 and 16.
The National Hispanic Corporate Achievers promotes the advancement of diversity and inclusion of Hispanic talent in corporate America. This mission includes hiring, promoting and retaining Hispanics, highlighting Hispanic leaders and role models, and sharing knowledge and best practices between corporations.
SOURCE The Mount Sinai Hospital