Stitchie to Perform at MHHC

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Morris Heights Health Center, a group of health care providers located in the Bronx, NY is hosting an exciting free Health Care Festival and Fun Day on Saturday August 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM at its newest Bronx facility at 825 East 233 Street.

The Saturday daytime Bronx bashment forms part of MHHC’s celebration of National Health Center Week, and this special event promises to sizzle with a range of invigorating activities for all ages.

A huge magnet for the day’s activity will be a rousing live performance by dancehall pioneer, veteran and hit machine Stitchie. Over the years, Stitchie has enjoyed a dazzing career in both dancehall and gospel.  He has churned out a barrage of #1 hits including ‘Wear Yu Size’, ‘Natty Dread’, ‘Big Broad Hips’, ‘Night & Day’, ‘Bun It Dung’, ‘Dress To Impress’ and many more, and his electrifying showmanship alongside his lyrical genius have brought him rave reviews all over the world- from the dancehalls and church halls of Jamaica to the mega-size concert stadiums of Europe and Japan. He was the first dancehall artist to be signed by Atlantic Records, and he was recently named ”Best Performer’ at the recently held Rebel Salute concert in Jamaica. One of Stitchie’s singles, ‘Body Body’ promotes a better understanding for the workings of the human body, and it is sure to strike a familiar chord at the MHHC health care event.

But there will be a lot more stewing in the MHHC Festival and Fun Day pot. The facility will be offering free screenings for a number of health issues including HIV, blood pressure and glucose, and medical professionals will be on hand to offer guidance and information to attendees who have questions and concerns.

There will be loads of fun stuff too that will be simply too good to miss-  free hair cuts, face painting, a rising stars competition, a dance contest, music, food, ice cream for the kids, giveaways, and a number of New York City radio stations broadcasting live from the event. Residents of the community are urged to come out early to make the most of the day.

MHHC has a heritage of providing first class health care for Caribbean American, Hispanic and African communities in the Bronx for over thirty years, and the company is continuing that outstanding and impeccable tradition as it expands and grows. For more, go to www.mhhc.org

Original Story from NY Daily News

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Patient Appreciation Day and National Health Center Week

Morris Heights Health Center is pleased to announce this list of events as we proudly participate in National Health Center Week!

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MHHC’s Carmen Polanco discusses the Health Homes program with BronxNet

Carmen Polanco discusses Health Homes with BronxNet

Carmen Polanco discusses Health Homes with BronxNet

Yesterday, MHHC’s Carmen Polanco sat down with BronxNet to discuss the Health Homes program at MHHC.

Click to watch the full video here!

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Morris Heights Health Center pioneers breakthrough new health technology!

This year Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) in the Bronx has partnered with Zenith Technology Solutions (ZTS) to implement an exciting new platform that will help manage the care of their Medicaid Health Home members. All eligible patients will receive a mobile device that monitors various vital signs from the comfort of their own homes. These devices employ Integrated Care Delivery Platform (ICDP) software and smartphone technology. This allows MHHC providers to monitor their patients’ vital signs 24 hours a day. A Health Home is a care management service model whereby all of an individual’s caregivers communicate with one another; this insures that a patient’s needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. Additionally, a “care manager” oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to stay healthy and out of the emergency room.

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Health Homes was made possible when the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid approved New York States’ Medicaid waiver in April of 2014 for the amount of $8 billion over five years. Named the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP), this program seeks to reduce avoidable hospital admittance by 25%. The majority of the $8 billion ($6.4 billion) will go to DSRIP to achieve this goal. Medicaid Redesign projects including Health Homes will have $1.08 billion in funding.

Morris Heights Health Center is a major provider of health care in the Bronx. Born out of the local need for quality care in the area, MHHC is a non-profit organization funded by federal, state and foundation grants and private and corporate donations.

ICDP from Zenith Technology Solutions is a revolutionary care coordination and outcomes management platform that helps care organizations successfully implement value-based care delivery models.

For any inquires or more information, please contact Carmen Polanco:

capolanco@mhhc.org

or

718-483-1270 ext. 2623

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National HIV Testing Day

Join us at MHHC for National HIV Testing Day here in the Bronx. Friday, June 27 from 11am until 3pm at 70 West Burnside Avenue.

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