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Carole Morris, Founder of Mount Vernon Neighborhood Center, Passes Away

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts we inform you of the passing of Ms. Carole Morris, RN, BA, Founder and Former CEO of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center (now Westchester Community Health Center) on June 29, 2023. For over forty-four (44) years Ms. Morris worked tirelessly to provide quality healthcare services to the most vulnerable. She was a true visionary who grew the health center from trailer units to multiple locations serving over 42,000 patients and 132,000 visits. We will miss our matriarch. She worked to improve public health in her community. She served as the first President of the National Association of Community Health Centers and was one of the founders of the Community Health Care Association of New York State. Ms. Morris also served as President of Community Choice Health Plan of Westchester. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

In deepest sympathy,

Judith Watson, CEO

Westchester Community Health Center

(Formerly, MV Neighborhood Health Center)


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