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Honor Recognizes Center’s Innovative Care Model, Economic Impact


(Monticello, NY) – The Center for Discovery, a national leader in the treatment of complex medical conditions in children and adults, has received a Regional Leadership Award from Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, the organization announced today. The Center was among nine recipients who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the region during Pattern’s annual awards reception, which was attended by more than 500 on Thursday evening.

The Center for Discovery took home the honor in the category of healthcare for its innovative clinical and residential care of individuals with a range of medical frailties and disabilities, while serving as the largest private employer in Sullivan County.

“We’re honored to be among this terrific group of regional leaders, all of whom have made extraordinary contributions to the area,” said Center for Discovery CEO Patrick Dollard. “We are tremendously proud of the work that we do and the economic impact that work has had on our community.”

“Beyond changing the lives of the individual residents and families they serve, the Center for Discovery is an asset to the entire region and state,” said Pattern Board Chairman John Rath, Senior Vice President of TD Bank. “They’ve helped to revitalize Hurleyville and the surrounding Sullivan County but putting hundreds to work in good paying jobs.”

Headquartered in Harris, NY, The Center for Discovery is a nationally recognized provider of educational, health and residential services for children and adults with severe disabilities and medical frailties, including a growing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Center serves more than 1,000 individuals annually and is the largest pediatric provider for children with significant disabilities in New York State.  Drawing from a diverse population of families across New York State and the New York metropolitan area, The Center serves more than 125 school districts including every borough of New York City and Long Island.

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is a not-for-profit policy and planning organization that promotes regional, balanced and sustainable solutions to enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley. Founded in 1965 by business, academic and civic leaders, and based in Newburgh, N.Y., Pattern works within the nine-county area that includes Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.






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