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May 22nd, 2013

Health Center holds 7th annual Baile Latino

The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center hosted its Seventh Annual Baile Latino at Anthony’s Pier 9 on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.

NEW WINDSOR - The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center (GHVFHC) presented their seventh annual "Baile Latino" on Saturday, May 18th, at Anthony’s Pier 9.

Working with the 2013 Committee: Lloyda Brown-George; Margaret Calero; Maribel Castro-Robles; Delia Fuentes; Glenn Grushko; Caron Hadge; Tracy Lucas; Joanne Lugo; Regina McGrade; Cynthia Medina; Korina Ruballo; Daisy Vale; and Erin Waz, the Health Center presented an evening of traditional foods, music and dancing.

The event has served as a means for the Health Center to celebrate the Latino community and culture that is such a tremendous part of their patient/staff base.

2013 Baile Latino Committee Chairperson Daisy Vale was proud to point out that 67% of the Health Center’s patients are Latino. As a result, the Health Center worked hard to ensure it was bilingual throughout the organization.

Vale, who has served on the Board of Directors for 23 years, has worked with President and CEO Linda Muller for 22 of those years. In that time Vale has seen tremendous progress and growth. That’s probably because the two strongly believe that health care should be available to everyone.

"Health care is a right, not a privilege," Linda Muller said. She noted that the Health Center has some of the finest health care professionals who truly believe in their mission.

With Muller at the helm of the organization, the Health Center is now located on 6.2 acres on Lake Street in the City of Newburgh and is continuing to grow. Earlier in the week it opened the new Harper Health at 290 Broadway. The new location is a center for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, allowing them to receive quality medical care in a safe and comfortable environment.

After reflecting upon some of the accomplishment of the Health Center, it was time to enjoy some traditional Latin foods and dance to the music of DJ Ray Morales.

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