Centura Health Awarded for Public Housing Clinics

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) HealthSET, a public health program of Centura Health, is among the Denver Housing Authority,s Wall of Fame award winners for 2016, the housing authority announced.

"Many low income senior citizens and people with disabilities do not get appropriate medical care because they have difficulty accessing transportation. HealthSET,s on-site clinics have improved the quality of life and support aging in place for many of DHA,s residents by providing free, on-site health services. These services have filled a gap in service for our senior/disabled population at DHA and we are excited to continue our partnership with HealthSET," said Renee Nicolosi, director, resident and community services, Denver Housing Authority.

Added Cristen Bates, executive director, HealthSET: "Being able to provide care to Denver Housing Authority residents is an honor and privilege. The outstanding organizational capacity of the DHA is what allows us to do the work we do. DHA residents and the entire Denver community are fortunate to have such caring and capable advocates on their side."

HealthSET,s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ by serving and empowering the low-income elderly in the Denver metro area through nursing, education and advocacy. It addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Denver,s seniors to help them remain independent for as long as possible while preserving their quality of life.

HealthSET will be recognized at the housing authority,s Wall of Fame awards ceremony at the Park Hill Golf Club on June 2.

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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the region,s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We,re Centura Health, and we,re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

About the Denver Housing Authority
Established in 1938 as a quasi-municipal corporation, DHA is one of Denver,s largest landlords, serving 26,000 low and middle-income residents with affordable housing at over 12,000 units located throughout the city. DHA is a recognized national leader in community programming and establishing public/private partnerships that create sustainable, mixed-use housing sites and revitalize inner-city communities. To learn more visit the Denver Housing Authority website or follow on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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