Phipps Neighborhoods is proud to congratulate Dana Wright for winning the Outstanding Student Award from the Continuing Education Association of New York.
Dana graduated from Career Network: Healthcare, a career development program run by Phipps Neighborhoods in partnership with Hostos Community College and Montefiore Health System. The program helps young adults secure career track healthcare employment and/or education credentials. Before completing Career Network: Healthcare, Dana lived in a housing shelter with her two children. Following the program, she earned her Patient Care Technician certificate at Hostos, which helped her secure employment as a Patient Escort at a nursing home in the Bronx. This income helped Dana and her children successfully transition from the shelter to permanent housing.
Recently, Dana started a position as a Patient Transporter at Montefiore Health System. In addition to working full time, she continues to volunteer with Phipps Neighborhoods, helping recruit young people for Career Network: Healthcare and representing the program during events. She plans to move up within Montefiore and apply to school to become a Registered Nurse. Dana exudes warmth, compassion and professionalism and is a great asset to the healthcare field in the Bronx and a strong role model for her children.