Representatives of Zufall Health, Delta Dental of New Jersey and state goverment pose together at the Smiles for Our heroes veterans dental event.

Delta Dental and Zufall Health Honor Veterans at Third Annual “Smiles For Our Heroes”

Dover, NJ — In the heat of the Viet Nam War, Albert Grazevich knew how to handle almost any situation, but after losing several teeth many years later, he retreats when running into old friends.

“If I see my wife stop to talk to someone, I’m embarrassed and usually go the other way,” admitted the Navy veteran whose teeth needed thousands of dollars of restoration work.

But after being fitted for free dentures at the Third Annual “Smiles for Our Heroes,” Albert is looking forward to smiling again and has a much healthier outlook.

The Hardyston resident traveled to Zufall Health’s Dover Dental Center recently where veterans from all over New Jersey participated in a Veteran’s Day observance that provides free dental care to honor them for their military service.

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Photo of Karen Ponce Receiving Healthcare Hero Award

Zufall CMA Karen Ponce Receives NJPCA Healthcare Hero Award

Karen Ponce, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at Zufall Health, was recently presented with a Healthcare Hero Award at the New Jersey Primary Care Association‘s Annual Conference. Awardees are selected based on their selfless commitment and unwavering dedication to the mission of their Community Health Center. For 10 years, Karen has been an exceptional, dependable and trustworthy team member at Zufall. Her compassion and desire to help her community is reflected in the way she interacts and cares for our patients as well as their families. Her warm personality, friendliness and smile are truly contagious. Congratulations to Karen and all the Healthcare Hero recipients on this well-deserved honor!

Zufall Health paid tribute to more than 100 volunteers for their dedicated service to the health center at a recent event at the Bridgewater Manor. Pictured from left: Dr. Sam Wakim, DMD, Zufall chief dental officer; Betsy Roberts, senior vice president, Fulton Bank (retired); 2019 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Howard Rappoport, DMD; Phyllis Kumpf, Good as New Volunteer; and Eva Turbiner, Zufall President and CEO.

Dedicated Volunteers Recognized by Zufall Health

Somerville, NJ – More than 100 dedicated volunteers who donate time, talents, and energy to Zufall Health were honored recently at the Fifth Annual Volunteer Appreciation event at the Bridgewater Manor. The volunteers provide a wide range of supportive services at the nonprofit community health center which offers affordable medical and dental care to patients in six New Jersey counties.

“We are most appreciative for the enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers who support our work improving health in the communities we serve,” said Eva Turbiner, Zufall’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Were it not for the volunteers who helped Dr. Bob Zufall and his wife Kathryn establish the health center nearly 30 years ago, we might not exist today.”

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Zufall Health recently hosted a delegation of high-level health officials from the People’s Republic of China headed by Wang Hersheng, Vice Minister of China’s National Health commission. The group, visiting the U.S. to attend a United Nations General Assembly meeting, was interested in touring the health center’s Dover site and learning about Zufall’s approach to primary care and community health. Pictured are the delegation members, representatives of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Zufall senior staff.

China Delegation Visits Zufall Health to Learn About American Health Care

Dover, N.J — A delegation of high-level health officials from the People’s Republic of China recently visited Zufall Health Center in Dover for an up-close look at an American health center and to discuss Zufall’s approach to primary care and community health.

Wang Hesheng, Vice Minister of China’s National Health Commission, and his six-member team were in the United States to attend a United Nations General Assembly meeting. Accompanying them on their Zufall visit was Thomas Engels, Acting Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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