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Urban Health Plan, Inc. Appoints Dr. Jaime R. Torres As Vice President Of Community Relations And Partnerships

BRONX, N.Y., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Urban Health Plan, Inc. announced the appointment of Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS, as Vice President of Community Relations and Partnerships.  In this new position, Dr. Torres will be responsible for facilitating, developing and managing strategic partnerships on behalf of the organization.  

Announcing his appointment, Paloma Hernandez, President and CEO said, "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Torres to the Urban Health Plan network. He brings vast experience and knowledge of the health care industry?federal, state and local--that will be a significant asset to our growing organization."

Prior to this position, Dr. Torres was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region II, covering New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In this role, he served as HHS Secretary's representative in the Region, and was the lead contact with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial government officials.

Previously he served as Associate Director of Consultative Services at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital in New York City, part of the Health & Hospital Corporation, which is the largest public health system in the nation.

Dr. Torres is president of Latinos for Healthcare Equity, a not-for-profit organization created to improve access to quality, affordable healthcare for the Latino community.  He earned a bachelor of science degree from Fordham University and a doctor of podiatric medicine degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He also has a master of science degree in community health administration from Long Island University.   

Contact information:
Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MS
Vice President of Community Relations & Partnerships
Urban Health Plan, Inc.
1065 Southern Boulevard,
Bronx, New York 10459
Tel: (718) 598-2440 x 2826
Cell: (929) 284-0672

About Urban Health Plan:
Urban Health Plan (UHP) is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens and has been serving the community since 1974. Our mission is to continuously improve the health of communities and the quality of life of the people we serve by providing affordable, comprehensive, quality, primary and specialty health care and by assuring the performance and advancement of innovative best practices.  We have nine clinical sites, nine school-based sites and four part-time sites.  In 2014, we served more than 68,000 patients through close to 350,000 patient visits. UHP is Joint Commission accredited.  For more information, visit www.urbanhealthplan.org and our social media platforms:  Twitter; FacebookYouTube and Instagram.

Contact: Robin West
(347) 604-0063

SOURCE Urban Health Plan, Inc.

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