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A Night to Remember: 
 17th Annual Healthcare Diversity Awards

AHHE's 17th  Annual Healthcare Diversity Awards occurred on June 22nd, 2017,  at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). We thank our sponsors and partners for their support and paving the way for mentoring healthcare leadership talent!

Highlights of the evening included President of the  New York Academy of Medicine, Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., receiving the  Lifetime Achievement Award. Unitex, received the Corporation of the Year Award and Ramon Soto from Northwell Health received the Healthcare Executive of the Year. Lee H. Perlman, President of GNYHA Ventures, also spoke on why he loves AHHE. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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Call to Action - Against the 
Better Care  Reconcialiation  Act (BCRA)
AHHE joins in standing against the Senate's version of a healthcare bill known as the  Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), released by  Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Amongst cutting funds for Medicaid and many people losing their insurance, this bill includes other concerns such as permanently excluding abortion coverage from health plans on the marketplace. This bill will be depriving many people in underrepresented communities access to affordable and comprehensive health services. 

Call the U.S. Capitol operator during business hours at  202-224-3121 . They will connect you directly to your Senator or Congressional Representative to let them know where you stand. (Click here to find your Senator and click here to find your Representative).

Leaders on the Move
On J une 6th, AHHE attended the 2017 Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY) Annual Gala and Awards Presentation at the Glen Island Harbour Club. Dr. Ram Raju was awarded the 2017 HLNY Award of Distinction. Congratulations Dr. Raju!

Pictured (L - R): Paul Bousquet, AHHE Mentorship Director & Board Member and  George Zeppenfeldt, AHHE President & CEO. 


  • New & Improved: Have you checked out AHHE's new website? Stay updated on the Mentorship Program, exclusive events, and more! www.ahhe.org 
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George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero, President & CEO

Geraldine Massuh, MPH, Editor-in-Chief

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