New Harlem health center will honor Hank Carter

Howie Evans | 8/8/2013, 11:04 a.m. | Updated on 8/8/2013, 11:04 a.m.
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“Naming this new facility [Hank J. Carter Specialty and Nursing Facility] after Hank Carter is a fitting tribute to his remarkable generosity and compassionate spirit,” said Alan D. Aviles, president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC). “Hank Carter has given the HHC family much more than valuable equipment to help our patients. He has dedicated hours of personal time to regularly walk the hallways of our facility. He knows the names of our patients and their stories of survival. And they know him as a friend and a man of faith who deeply cares for their well-being.”

NYCHHC Senior Vice President Lynda D. Curtis said, “We are forever grateful to Hank Carter. This naming tribute is in recognition of the amazing partnership between Mr. Carter and the public hospital system, which has enabled our patients and residents to reach their fullest potential and live a much improved quality of life. This new facility in Harlem will personify the heart and grace of Hank Carter.” Curtis has provided her endless support in working with Wheelchair Charities and Carter.

The facility is still under construction and will surely become a beacon in the community at its location at Madison and East 122nd Street.

The date of the 2013 Wheelchair Charities’ annual fundraising basketball tournament will soon be announced. We should also praise the continued support of the Nike Corporation and Howard White, who has been part of the Wheelchair Charities for decades. And from the Sports Department of the Amsterdam News and on behalf of our publisher, Elinor Tatum, we wish the Hank J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility and Wheelchair Charities continued success.