Westchester, NY–Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources has awarded a $109,704 federal grant to St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. The funding is for the hospital’s Ryan White Part C Outpatient Early Intervention Services Program, which provides HIV care and treatment services to the Yonkers community.
“I am pleased these federal dollars have once again been allocated to Riverside,” Engel said. “This is an issue that is particularly important to me, as I have long supported the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and have continually fought to keep it strong for New Yorkers who depend on it. That program has shepherded tremendous progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and the effort put forth every day at St. John’s Riverside Hospital has helped make that progress possible. I applaud them for the wonderful work they’re doing for some of our most vulnerable Yonkers residents.”
“St. John’s Riverside Hospital is pleased to receive the renewal of the Ryan White Part C Early Intervention Services grant. This grant keeps our Yonkers’ community strong by allowing us to provide crucial medical services to more than 350 uninsured and underinsured people living with HIV. It supports essential primary care, mental health, oral health, nutrition, and case management services all of which link with New York State’s priority goal of ending the HIV epidemic in our state,” said Kay Scott, PhD, LCSW-R, CASAC, Assistant Vice President of the DSRIP & HOPE Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.
Please note this press release was originally published on March 13, 2018 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.