"It has always been our mission to provide health care with respect and dignity to the people when they need it most," said Linda S. Muller, the CEO of GHVFHC.
"Our goal is to take this community -- which we all agree is isolated -- and to recognize the need and then provide those services," Linda Muller, CEO and president of GHVFHC said at the groundbreaking ceremony.
thanked Dr. Medina (his wife, and nurse, Marlene was at the ceremony) for his
years of service to the community.
"We will build on the good work the Medina¹s did here for years."
and her GHVFHC
staff were praised by other dignitaries attending and speaking.
The new office, when opened later this year, will eliminate the need for many residents to take expensive cab rides to facilities in Newburgh, said Health Center President Linda Muller.
"We purchased a practice from Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Medina," Muller
"Everyone has the right to quality, affordable health care," said Linda Muller, President and CEO of the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center.
core mission of the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center
remains to provide primary and preventative medical services to any who need their service regardless of ability to pay.
Leadership Orange will honor Linda Muller, President and CEO of the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, as its 2012 Pinnacle of Leadership Award winner on September 19.
is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Orange program.
Linda Muller has been with The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc. since 1991 and is currently the President and CEO.
As GHVFHC's leader, Muller
has communicated one consistent message: Health care is a right, and not a privilege.
In 2010, under Muller's
leadership, the Family Health Center
completed a modern 60,000 square foot state of the art medical facility in Newburgh, the largest project since its inception in 1967.
Muller is the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS).
She also sits on the Board of Directors for Elant and Independent Living.
Health Center President and CEO Linda Muller says both centers will be
funded by a 650-thousand dollar federal grant from the Health Resources
and Services Administration.
says groundbreaking for Highland Falls is expected to take place
says the community can
avail themselves of care at the new facility.
affirms the new access points reflect a growth trend for
community health centers across New York State.
watches the Supreme Court Building with anxiety and dread.
The passage of President Barack Obama's
health care reform bill in March 2010 allowed the staff of the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center
to grow from 140 to 282.
A repeal of the plan by America's highest court would scuttle any future growth of the community health center.
The ruling is expected this week, perhaps even Monday.
"If the whole thing gets repealed, heaven help us," said Muller, the Center's CEO.
"We wouldn't have received this award with the support of many local leaders," said GHVFHC President and CEO, Linda S. Muller.
Even the GHVFHC President and CEO, Linda Muller
got in on the morning festivities, reading "The Cat in the Hat" to a sea of eager young faces - her
Grandkids in attendance.
On March 4th, Linda S. Muller, President and CEO of The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, was elected as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of CHCANYS (The Community Health Care Association of New York State).
organizes, educates, and advocates on behalf of more than 60 Federally Qualified Health Centers
(FQHC's) throughout New York State.
provide high-quality, affordable and accessible primary and preventive care for more than 1.4. million New Yorkers at approximately 500 sites in urban, suburban, and rural settings throughout the state.
Linda S. Muller has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center for more than 20 years.
Under Linda's leadership, The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center
has grown from a $1.8 million institution in 1991 to over $21 million in 2011.
Over 18,000 patients made more than 125,000 visits to the Center in 2011 to obtain high quality, primary and preventive health care for themselves and their families.
has twice been named by the Times Herald Record as one of the most influential leaders in Orange County.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The American Health and Stroke Association of Orange, Rockland, and Sullivan Counties, Elant, Independent Living Inc., and United Way's Women's Leadership Fund.
is a 2011 recipient of The Orange County Human Rights Commission Award.
She was an adjunct professor for 5 years in the Masters Program for Health Policy and Administration and is a past member of the Leadership Orange Board of Directors and served as its first woman President.
"I'm honored to have been asked to lead the board of CHCANYS
for the next two years.
The people that I will serve with ensure that more than 1.4 Million of the most vulnerable New Yorkers have access to the highest quality primary health care for themselves and their families," said Linda Muller, President and CEO of The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center.
"Together we will further shape a vision that brings us closer to the day where health care is a right and not a privilege for all New Yorkers"
"Linda Muller has been on the frontlines of health care delivery and reform for all of her 20 years as President and CEO of The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center", said Elizabeth Swain, CEO of CHCANYS.
"I've known and worked with Linda
"The patient -centered medical home promises to improve health and health care" said GHVFHC President & CEO Linda S. Muller.
The health center's president and CEO, Linda Muller, acknowledged that there are disagreements in policy, but that they share the same goal.
"We share a common interest: that we serve and protect the people for whom we are responsible," she
"Creating new positions during this time of economic challenge is not an easy thing to do," said center CEO Linda Muller.