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Standing O salutes Family Health Centers at NYU Langone–Brooklyn for saluting local heroes Dr. Yar Pye and Gloria Flores. The healing center feted a day of fun and frolic as part of the celebration of National Health Center Week, Aug. 12 to 18 — which is a nationwide celebration of health center networks that provide communities access to comprehensive health care — on Aug. 14 at Martin Luther Playground, across from the hospital.

The mega-generous center distributed school supplies and backpacks to community children, along with free giveaways, health screenings, educational materials on maintaining a healthy diet, proper dental hygiene, and immunizations. Fun stuff included making balloon animals and face painting, provided by event sponsor Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Adults were also afforded an opportunity to register to vote on-site with the Family Health Centers advocacy team.

Adding to the festivities, Family Health Centers also awarded local heroes for going above and beyond.

Larry McReynolds, executive director of Family Health Centers at NYU Langone–Brooklyn presented Dr. Yar Pye, the second chief at Family Health Centers at NYU Langone and the medical director at Family Physicians Family Health Center, and long-time patient of Dr. Pye Gloria Flores, with certificates and hero capes.

Standing O says, “Thank you Dr. Pye, Gloria Flores, and Family Health Centers for going above and beyond for the community.”

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone–Brooklyn Hospital [150 55th St. and First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 630–7000].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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