11th Annual BCHN Community Health Champions Recognition Dinner Honors Partners and Patient Champions

Bronx Community Health Network's 11th Annual Community Health Champions Recognition Dinner was held on August 11 at the Montefiore Medical Center Grand Hall. Every year during National Health Center Week, BCHN recognizes patients who have made remarkable strides in meeting their self-management goals, and honors partners who have made a significant contribution to the Bronx community. 


The evening included a dance performance by the children from Belmont Community Day Care Center (see photo above), National Health Center Week proclamations from local elected officials, and a presentation on BCHN's Impact on Community Health in 2015. 

Below is a list of this year's honorees:

Community Health Leadership Award New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera

Patient Health Champion Awards Comprehensive Family Care Center: Michelle Stevenson (Pictured top left)

Williamsbridge Family Practice: Maxine Tomlinson (Top right)

University Avenue Family Practice: Maria Rodriguez (Middle left)

Family Health Center: Libertad Betances (Middle right)

Castle Hill Family Practice: Fatou Touray (Bottom)

West Farms Family Practice: Jeanette Nunez

Community Partner Awards Belmont Community Day Care Center (Pictured top left)

Argus Community Access II Care Coordination Program (Top right)

Community Service Awards Melinda Marquez, Program Director, Community & Population Health, Montefiore Medical Center (Middle left)

Luz Ledesma, Patient Educator, Montefiore Medical Center (Middle right)

Twiggy Rodriguez, Administrator of Primary Care, Specialty and HIV Community Health Services, Acacia Network (Bottom left)

Jonas Attuh-Mensah, Operations Manager, West Farms Family Practice (Bottom right)

Lucy Aponte, Founder, Friends of Soundview Park