The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) was honored today for Organizational Leadership at the first-ever Heritage Healthcare Innovation Awards, presented in partnership by Heritage Provider Network and Crain’s New York Business. PCDC CEO Louise Cohen accepted the award on behalf of the organization at a luncheon hosted in Manhattan’s Apella Center.
PCDC was one of two hundred nominees competing for five awards honoring innovative New York metropolitan area health care leaders. Specifically, PCDC was recognized as an organization that has “fundamentally changed how health care is delivered,” and which has “created or championed new ways of thinking and doing, uniting diverse constituencies to work together.”
In her acceptance, Ms. Cohen remarked: “PCDC is proud to be recognized for its efforts to catalyze transformation of primary care. Primary care is the bedrock of the health care system, and is necessary to support thriving and healthy communities. Credit for this award truly goes to the hardworking PCDC staff who have worked tirelessly in support of PCDC’s mission to increase health equity, ensuring that every person and every community is as healthy as they can be.”
For more information about the award, see the press release.
About the Primary Care Development Corporation
Founded in 1993, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to quality primary care, in order to improve the health of families and communities, lessen disparities and reduce health care costs. PCDC offers training and technical assistance on providing health care services that are accessible, high-quality, and compassionate; affordable capital to renovate and expand community health centers so that services are offered in settings that promote efficiency, dignity, and respect; and advocacy to advance public policies that strengthen and sustain quality primary care. To date, PCDC has helped over 1,000 primary care practices improve delivery of care and leveraged over $670 million on projects that enhance capacity in low-income communities.