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Riverdale Urgent Care of the Bronx, NY Puts a Face Back on Medicine
Date:7/29/2014

Bronx, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Riverdale Urgent Care is making community service a central part of what they do. Through their presence at local events, partnerships and other initiatives, the urgent care center seeks to be more than just a medical service for the Riverdale neighborhood.

This year, Riverdale Urgent Care donated money in support of Riverdale RiverFest and South Riverdale Street Fair. Riverdale RiverFest is an annual community event that features local musicians and entertainers, arts and crafts, boat rides and other family fun. The South Riverdale Street Fair is another local event that includes live music, a puppet show and other children’s activities.

At these events, Riverdale Urgent Care pitched a tent where they provided health information, connected with locals and offered free blood pressure checks. They also gave the future faces of medicine an opportunity to shine, receiving help from medical assistant interns from local schools such as Hostos Community College and Lehman College.

“These students don’t do it for credit,” Riverdale Urgent Care’s Stan Cohen says. “It’s purely community service, and it really makes a difference. We’ve sent people to the hospital after checking their blood pressure and finding that it was sky-high.”

In a separate initiative, Riverdale Urgent Care has adopted a sign along the Henry Hudson Parkway.

“It’s not just about having our name on a sign,” Cohen says. “The money we give in this initiative will help keep that strip of highway clean. Weed-whacking and picking up trash can go a long way in terms of how people feel about their neighborhood.”

Cohen is a Gulf War veteran who has been heavily involved in community affairs for decades. He is a volunteer for Bronx Community Board District 8’s Health, Hospitals and Social Services Committee. The group makes funding recommendations and sits in on public hearings regarding commun
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