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Mount Kisco's Open Door Medical Center Honored

OSSINING, N.Y.-- Open Door Family Medical Centers has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2012 The New York Community Trust — New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding management practices and encourage communication and innovation within New York’s nonprofit community.

Now in its sixth year, the awards, which are sponsored in part by radio station WNYC, are open to nonprofit organizations based in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.

“Open Door is excited to have been named as a semifinalist and recognized for innovation and leading management and communication practices in our sector,” said Lindsay Farrell, President and CEO of Open Door, which provides low-cost health care, including dental care and chronic disease management care, at sites in Ossining, Sleepy Hollow Mount Kisco and Port Chester.

“Our mission is to make sure that everyone, particularly the most vulnerable, has access to the best medical care,” Farrell said.

Recently, however, the nonprofit's proposition to move its Sleepy Hollow facility, 80 Beekman Ave., to a larger site at 300 N. Broadway has drawn fire from citizens at a series of planning board public hearings .

Currently in the midst of getting approval for several zoning variances , including parking requirements, the facility has been labeled an eyesore by those in the Webber Park neighborhood and sparked neighbors' traffic concerns. The facility’s workers say the move to North Broadway would be a boon to that area of the community since it would mean closer proximity to health care for many residents.

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