FLCH receives 2012 Migrant Health Center Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GENEVA, N.Y. – Finger Lakes Community Health has been chosen by the National Association of Community Health Centers as the recipient of the 2012 Migrant Health Center Award. This award recognizes the health center’s outstanding achievements and contributions to the migrant health center mission and to community-based health care overall.

The Migrant Health Awardees were recognized during NACHC’s 2012 National Farmworker Health Conference, May 9 – 11, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Finger Lakes Community Health was nominated for the Migrant Health Center Award for three principle reasons which are:  1) its ongoing commitment to migrant healthcare roots, 2) technological innovation in the face of adverse conditions and 3) their willingness to share its knowledge and resources with all who surround them.

Mary Zelazny, FLCH CEO, accepted the award on behalf of Finger Lakes Community Health.  “I am so proud of the work that this organization does and I cannot express the depth of my respect for all of the staff of FLCH who give so much of themselves daily in an effort to provide the farmworker community with excellent, culturally appropriate and compassionate health care.  They are our greatest asset at Finger Lakes Community Health.  I know that the farmworkers continually are appreciative of all that we do and rely on us for our honesty, advocacy and assistance in these very politically charged times,” said Mary.

For further information, contact:

Jennifer Rios-Raner
Finger Lakes Community Health
jenrr@flchealth.org
(315) 531-9102