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Middletown, N.Y. – June 18, 2014 – Crystal Run Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Michelle A. Koury and Chief Human Resources Officer, Mary DeFreitas presented Dulari Patel with the Crystal Run Healthcare Scholarship in the amount of $1500 on June 17th. Miss Patel was presented the scholarship at the Middletown Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club scholarship award dinner. This presentation of the scholarship is the second year that Crystal Run has offered it in partnership with the Middletown BPW and is one of numerous scholarships that Crystal Run has given to local high school students pursuing their college studies in a health care related field since 2005.
Dulari Patel is a 2014 graduate of Middletown High School and will attend SUNY Binghamton University in the fall where she will major in Pre-Med. Miss Patel is ranked second in her class at Middletown and was selected to receive this scholarship based on her academic performance, community involvement, and her interest in health care.
“On behalf of my fellow partners and all the staff of Crystal Run Healthcare, it is my pleasure to present Dulari with our health care scholarship. Dulari has earned this scholarship through her hard work in academics and contributions to her community and we are happy she chose to continue her education in health care,” said Michelle A. Koury, MD, Chief Operating Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare.
Crystal Run Healthcare has long been committed to giving back to the local community as well as supporting youth education through scholarships. Since 2005, Crystal Run Healthcare has donated over twenty-nine thousand dollars in scholarships to local high school students.
--- Cutline: Crystal Run Healthcare Scholarship Award winner Dulari Patel (left) accepts her check from Crystal Run Healthcare’s Chief Human Resources Officer Mary DeFreitas (center) and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Michelle A. Koury (right) at the Middletown BPW scholarship award dinner.
About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multi-specialty group practice, and is among the fastest growing medical practices in the country. Crystal Run Healthcare includes over 300 providers, in over 40 medical specialties with 20 practice locations focusing on the healthcare needs of the mid-Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians representing the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Crystal Run Healthcare offers fully accredited digital radiology and laboratory services and is a national leader in the use and advancement of electronic health records (EHR). Crystal Run Healthcare is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice was among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) effective April 2012. NCQA recognition of Crystal Run as an Early Adopter seeking ACO Accreditation in January 2012 culminated in December 2012 with Crystal Run Healthcare achieving NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation, the first such designation in New York. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit www.crystalrunhealthcare.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or call 845.703.6999.