NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Academy of Medicine honored Richard Merkin, M.D., President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, at its annual gala on June 13 at Cipriani 25 Broadway. The event celebrates visionary leadership in urban health and outstanding journalism on issues affecting the health of people living in cities. The Academy honored Dr. Merkin for his ambitious work in improving population health through physician-led, patient-centered, integrated healthcare.
"I am deeply honored to receive the visionary global leader award in healthcare delivery, innovation and philanthropy from the New York Academy of Medicine," said Dr. Merkin. "I share and applaud their deep commitment and vision for healthy cities through improved healthcare that impacts the lives of millions of New Yorkers. The work of the Academy and its members leads us to critical, lifesaving breakthroughs impacting the intersection of science and technology, never more critically important than now."
Also honored were Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health at Merck & Co., Inc.; and Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D.. Jay Hancock, of Kaiser Health News, received the 2017 Urban Health Journalism Prize, for the project, "Health Care in Freddie Gray's Neighborhood: Baltimore's Other Divide."
Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote health and well-being of people in cities worldwide. This is accomplished through the Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; their world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and their Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health.
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About Heritage Provider Network
Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of healthcare in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in New York, California and Arizona providing high quality, cost effective healthcare to over one million individuals and are dedicated to quality, affordable healthcare, and putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)
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