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Hudson Valley Community College Foundation To Announce Gift From CDPHP To Support Nursing Program

CONTACT: Paula Monaco (518) 629-8085, cell 378-3835,
FOR RELEASE: Monday, May 10, 2010

In celebration of National Nurses Week, Hudson Valley Community College Foundation will hold a press conference to announce a gift from CDPHP to benefit the college’s Nursing Program. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12. May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

WHAT: Press conference with interview and photo opportunities
WHO: Andrew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College
John Bennett, MD, FACC, President and Chief Executive Officer, CDPHP
IN ATTENDANCE: Hudson Valley Nursing students and alumni on staff at CDPHP

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10 a.m.


Hudson Valley Community College
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center
Room 248
Number 8 on map link below.

Parking: Visitor Lot – F-Lot


At Hudson Valley Community College, the Nursing Program (which graduates approximately 60 nurses each year) is fully enrolled each year. The program has 128 seats in the full-time day program and 60 in the part-time evening program. For the 2010-11 academic year 1,200 people applied to the college’s Nursing Program. The college is unable to expand the program without additional external funding because the cost to educate each student is $10,000 more than is currently funded through state aid, county aid and tuition. In addition, the college needs external funding to enhance and upgrade its equipment.

CDPHP, a physician-founded, community-based health plan, recognizes the critical need for quality nursing staff in the medical community. In an effort to support this imminent issue, CDPHP will impart a five-year financial pledge to Hudson Valley Community College in support of their outstanding program. This support goes hand-in-hand with the health plan’s commitment to work with providers in developing innovative ways to increase quality within the communities it serves.