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NY hospital receives AHA Living the Vision award

May 13, 2013

The AHA today presented its Carolyn Boone Lewis Living the Vision Award to St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY, for its work to improve the health of its community through actions that go beyond traditional hospital care. “St. Joseph’s neighborhood revitalization program fully reflects its philosophy of a lifelong commitment to the people and communities it serves,” said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock. “Their efforts touch every part of an individual’s health – from ensuring affordable housing development to job training.” The Living the Vision Award recognizes institutions or individuals living the AHA's vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. In 2002, it was renamed the Carolyn Boone Lewis Living the Vision Award, in memory of the first hospital trustee to serve as AHA chair.