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Mary Ann Malack-Ragona to Receive “Health Care Heroes” Award

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona has been named one of Long Island Business News’ “Health Care Heroes” in the category of Community Outreach. An awards ceremony will take place on November 7 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona joined what is now known as the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) in February 2003, and in 2004 opened The Neuwirth Family Care Center within the agency’s Ronkonkoma office. In 2011 Ms. Ragona moved the agency to a 9,000-square-foot facility, adding The Mickey & Felice Neuwirth Care Center as a critical care component to the new Resource Center.

In 2011, Ms. Malack-Ragona also opened a satellite office in Southampton, bringing much-needed services to the East End of Long Island. She was also successful in obtaining approval, from the Institutional Review Board of North Shore/LIJ, to collaborate with the Litwin-Zucker Center for Memory Disorders & Alzheimer’s Disease, bringing a comprehensive clinical evaluation research program to Long Island families. In 2006, Ms. Ragona, in conjunction with her colleague Robin Lombardo, successfully launched a college-accredited Alzheimer’s Disease training program for professional caregivers. This curriculum has trained over 600 professional caregivers.

Ms. Malack-Ragona has been very successful in raising funds and awareness of this debilitating disease. Last year, she launched the Riverhead WALK for Alzheimer’s and Clambake and the Westhampton Beach WALK for Alzheimer’s and Fall Festival, both of which exceeded the fundraising goal of $25,000 each and had more than 400 participants at both events. In addition, she has held the Physicians Outreach Dinner and the Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference and Expo for the past nine years.

 

 

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