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HealthCare Partners, IPA, Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO and Councilman Larry Seabrook Celebrate Salute to Our Heroes on 9/11

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ --- HealthCare Partners, IPA and Councilman Larry Seabrook, City Council Member for District 12 in the Bronx, celebrated an evening "Salute to our Heroes" on Friday September 11, 2009. More than 700 residents from Co-Op City joined in the salute with HealthCare Partners and Councilman Seabrook honoring community heroes including Mayor David Dinkins, Roscoe Brown, MD, Floyd J. Carter, Bishop Angelo M. Rosario, Bobby Hunter, Eddie Ellis, Ret. Major General Nathanial James, Honorable Ruth Hassle-Thompson, Hattie Harris, Dennis Rahiim-Watson and Commander Robert Feliciano.

HealthCare Partners, IPA represents cutting edge, accountable, managed, coordinated patient-doctor centric, cost effective health systems previewing the future of health care in the US. HCP was honored to co-sponsor the event recognizing the courageous efforts of the community heroes whose personal sacrifices are clear examples of leadership and patriotism.

"I'm delighted to have this opportunity with Councilman Seabrook to further our community ties by recognizing these outstanding and dedicated individuals. We hope this is the beginning of a great friendship and working relationship that will further our community involvement," said Kathy Nix, Executive Vice President, HealthCare Partners, IPA.

"On the eighth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11th, my partnership with HealthCare Partners helped to transform the tragic history of September 11th 2001 into a celebration that honored eleven heroes who take pride in serving our community and our nation. I want to thank HealthCare Partners, the community leaders and my staff for producing an outstanding event," said Councilman Larry Seabrook.

"This is a great opportunity for us to reach out to Councilman Seabrook and those residents in the Bronx to celebrate their contributions and leadership," said Dr. Richard Merkin, CEO of HealthCare Partners, IPA. "We look forward to continued collaboration and input from all those who attended this important event."

About HealthCare Partners, IPA

HealthCare Partners, IPA represents the cutting edge of accountable, coordinated, managed, patient-doctor centric, cost effective health care systems previewing the future of medicine and health care in the United States. HealthCare Partners, IPA develops programs and services that are responsive to the health care needs of today's patient. HealthCare Partners, IPA designs their networks to offer patients a comprehensive range of medical care in convenient locations. They organize and manage medical groups and independent practice associations and integrate with hospitals and ancillary care providers to form integrated health care systems that represent a working, successful business model maintaining quality healthcare while containing costs. HealthCare Partners, IPA empowers members through health, wellness, and social programs and strives to enhance the quality of life for seniors.

About Councilman Larry Seabrook:

In 2001, New York City Councilman Larry B. Seabrook made history as the first African American to hold office in three legislative branches: New York State Assembly (first minority candidate to be elected from the 83rd Assembly District), New York State Senate, and in his current position as a member of the New York City Council. An outspoken advocate for equal opportunity during his tenure with the New York State Assembly, Seabrook launched an investigation into hiring practices by employment agencies that resulted in significant legislation barring employment discrimination and increasing penalties for civil rights violations. He created the Drug Trader Arrests and Conviction Program (DTAC) that led to over a thousand drug-related arrests and liberated Bronx neighborhoods from the scourge of drugs and drug-related crimes and violence. As a New York State Senator, Seabrook served on a number of committees: Housing; Construction and Community Development; Cities; Veterans and Military Affairs; Civil Service and Pension; Codes; Social Services; and Higher Education. He was the Ranking Minority Member of the Judiciary Committee (1988-89) and the Assistant Minority Whip for the Democratic Conference.

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