N.Y.C. Coalition honors LFHC staffer for showing exemplary commitment to New York’s homeless
August 29, 2013, Brooklyn, NY…
Ted Tudor, a social work assistant for Lutheran Family Health Centers’ Community Medicine Program (CMP), was honored with a Hero award by the N.Y.C. Providers of Health Care for the Homeless (PHCH) during National Health Center Week.
The N.Y.C. PHCH, a member coalition made up of agencies like LFHC’s Community Medicine Program, work to ensure high quality, accessible, and comprehensive health care for homeless persons in New York City. The group, along with the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), celebrated National Health Care for the Homeless Day by recognizing the work of health centers and those that serve special populations. The individuals who are recognized as S/Heroes make daily impacts on the lives of their patients and provide their agency with a legacy of committed, high-quality service. The S/Hero award attempts to express the gratitude and appreciation that often go unspoken in the day to day operations of a health center.
Tudor received the Hero award for demonstrating qualities of compassion and empathy to the homeless and for going above and beyond the expectations of his job description. Co-workers describe Tudor as a team player, willing to assist anytime, and always smiling. Barbara Conanan, director of LFHC Community Medicine Program, said, “at the core of Ted’s character is his respect for others, which he so often shows without expecting anything in return.”
Ansell Horn, a nurse practitioner providing services for LFHC’s Community Medicine Program, was also honored and received a proclamation of Official HCH Day Photographer for his active role as the conference’s photographer.
Pictured (from left): Aaron Felder, assistant vice president of Special Populations, CMP; Julius Powell, administrative manager, CMP; Barbara Conanan, director, CMP; John Lozier, executive director, National Health Care for the Homeless Council; Douglas Berman, coordinator, New York City Providers of Homeless Health Care; Ansell Horn, N.P.; and Ted Tudor, Hero awardee; (in front): Blanca Sckell, M.D., medical director, and Maria Escalera, LFHC advocacy coordinator.
About LFHC’s Community Medicine Program
The Community Medicine Program (CMP) has been caring for people at shelters and single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotels in New York City since 1969. We now provide services at 16 shelters, drop-in centers and SRO hotels under the leadership of the Lutheran Family Health Center network. CMP teams provide direct medical care, outreach, health screenings, health education, case management, crisis intervention and long-term counseling onsite and on a regular basis. Please visit http://bit.ly/16Lv5Jy for the Lutheran Family Health Centers' Report to the Community.