Healthfirst Celebrates Grand Opening of Hempstead Community Office
February 23, 2012
Hempstead, NY, February 23, 2012 – Healthfirst, a not-for-profit managed care organization offering low or no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey, celebrates the grand opening of its new community office in Hempstead, NY. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurates the location at 50 Clinton Street, 1st Floor, Hempstead, NY 11550 on Tuesday, February 28th at 2:00 pm.
This is the fifth Healthfirst community office to open in the New York City area, with other locations in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. The Hempstead office shares the building with other governmental and nonprofit agencies including Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency, HempsteadWorks and New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped, among others.
“Healthfirst makes it a top priority to invest and expand our services in the communities we serve, especially the Hempstead area,” said Pat Wang, Healthfirst President and CEO. “This office provides residents with personal attention and the opportunity to learn first-hand about Healthfirst’s program offerings, in addition to cultivating relationships with neighborhood partners.”
- Local politicians scheduled to attend the ceremony include:
- Mayor of Hempstead, Wayne J. Hall, Sr.
- Patricia Perez, Hempstead Deputy Village Clerk
- Mark Bonilla, Hempstead Town Clerk
- Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby (District 1)
- George M. Sandas, Superintendent of the Hempstead Parks and Recreation
- Luis Montes, Assistant Deputy County Executive, Suffolk
The Hempstead community office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm and Saturday, 8:30am–1:00pm. For more information, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization that offers low or no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. It provides a variety of government-sponsored health insurance programs, including New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as Medicare Advantage. The Healthfirst family of companies includes Healthfirst in New York, Healthfirst NJ in New Jersey, and Senior Health Partners (SHP), a managed long term care plan serving Medicaid-eligible clients in New York City. For more information, visit the company's websites at www.healthfirst.organd www.healthfirstnj.org.