NEW YORK, NY (November 19, 2015) – AdvantageCare Physicians (ACP), New York’s largest multispecialty physician-led medical practice and partner of EmblemHealth, announced today that one of its doctors – Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra – has received Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.
Dr. Malhotra, a cardiologist who works out of ACP’s Valley Stream and Hempstead, NY offices, was the only American citizen out of the 28 honorees to receive the award. He was cited for his work as a volunteer physician advisor to assist underserviced communities receive care in North America. Dr. Malhotra has also volunteered extensively oversees, providing vital medical services free of charge to women and children in rural developing countries.
The Caring Canadian Award is an award for volunteerism given by the Governor General of Canada (a representative to the Queen of England). Although born in Toronto, Dr. Malhotra holds dual United States and Canadian citizenship. He is a United States board-certified cardiologist licensed to practice in New York, and is an expert in using health technology to improve patient outcomes.
“As an AdvantageCare Physicians doctor living and working in New York, I am particularly honored to receive this award from the Governor General of Canada,” said Dr. Malhotra. “There is no greater calling than to help underprivileged people live healthier lives, whether in developing or developed countries. I truly believe that volunteerism knows no borders and realize what a privilege working as a physician represents.”
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada (left), along with Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (right), presented the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award to Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, during a ceremony at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park, Toronto.
About the Caring Canadian Award
Created in 1995, the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. The award also brings to light the example set by volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are a part of our Canadian character. For more information or to nominate a deserving individual, visit caring.gg.ca.
About AdvantageCare Physicians
AdvantageCare Physicians, a partner of EmblemHealth, is the largest physician-led multi-specialty practice in the New York metropolitan area serving half a million patients at 36 locations throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Our 450 primary care and specialist physicians and 165 Care Teams provide high-quality, team-based, coordinated care by focusing on the needs of our patients and partnering with them in their pursuit of better health. AdvantageCare Physicians’ focus is to improve the patient experience and satisfaction by offering New Yorkers convenient, connected, compassionate care. For more information, visit acpny.com.
EmblemHealth, Inc. provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.1 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tri-state area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit emblemhealth.com.
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