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NEW YORK, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to positively impact healthcare disparities, a first-of-its-kind scholarship – Leonard Achan Sr. Health Equity Scholarship fund – was established in 2020. Now, HLNY is calling on senior healthcare executives to serve as mentors to early careerist scholarship recipients in an attempt to shape future healthcare leaders to improve the quality, equity, and inclusiveness of healthcare delivery in New York. HLNY Logo In late 2020, Healthcare Leaders of New York, the NY Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), heard a unique proposal. The concept was to think of a new way to address the lack of mentorship in New York for aspiring healthcare leaders dedicated to changing healthcare disparities.
“Financial awards are just not enough,” said Leonard Achan RN, MA, ANP , Board Member at Large of HLNY and 23-year veteran senior NYC healthcare executive who founded and seeded the eponymous scholarship fund in honor of his late father.” We all know that future healthcare leaders – especially those focused on the community – need access to something more valuable than scholarship money. They need sponsorship and mentorship in order to be in the best position one day […]