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Fidelis Care and New York Liberty Present 2016 Caring New Yorker Award Honorees

Four Individuals Recognized for their Outstanding Community Leadership

/EIN News/ -- NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fidelis Care and the New York Liberty honored four individuals with the Caring New Yorker award on September 13 at Madison Square Garden. Honorees were each presented on court with a commemorative plaque during the New York Liberty versus Washington Mystics game. The Caring New Yorker award honors community leadership and commitment to caring for those in need.

The 2016 Caring New Yorker honorees are:

Tina Murphy: Ms. Murphy is the Co-Executive Director of the Staten Island Giving Circle, a large community outreach group dedicated to assisting the disadvantaged and/or underserved in the community. Mrs. Murphy is very active in charitable causes and has initiated many of the projects that the Giving Circle takes on. Working with Fidelis Care, Mrs. Murphy has spearheaded several initiatives that benefit the community.

Isabel Villar: Dedicated to bettering the community around her, Ms. Villar co-founded El Centro Hispano in White Plains, a community organization that offers a variety of social service programs to the Hispanic residents of White Plains and Westchester County. Ms. Villar has dedicated her time to enhancing the lives of children and families through education, but her commitment far extends the classroom.

Debrah Garcia: Ms. Garcia has been the Chief Executive Officer of L.I. Child and Family Development Services, Inc. (Long Island Head Start) since December 2004. As the CEO, she has directed and led Long Island Head Start into the bright spotlight where it sits today. Her vision to become the highest quality childcare and family support services organization on Long Island has allowed Long Island Head Start to make an impact in various communities throughout Suffolk County.

Daryl Johnson: Mr. Johnson is the Deputy Assistant Vice President of Clinical Operations at Community Healthcare Network, a New York Presbyterian Healthcare System. Daryl has been with the organization for the last 11 years. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of five health centers, including The Dr. Betty Shabazz Health Center, which is close to the neighborhood he grew up in. Daryl believes in giving back to the community and has partnered with Fidelis Care countless times to that end.

"As a faith-based, mission-driven organization, we actively strive to give back to the community we serve," said Fidelis Care Chief Marketing Officer Pamela Hassen. "We are proud to honor these four Caring New Yorkers that have made such impactful contributions in their communities."

As the official health plan partner of the New York Liberty, Fidelis Care is committed to community outreach and the availability of quality health coverage for children, adults, and families.

For award ceremony images, interviews, or additional information, contact Fidelis Care Public Relations Manager Maria J. Ramirez at: MRamire2@FidelisCare.org, (718) 393-6360.

About Fidelis Care:
Fidelis Care is a faith-based, mission-driven health plan that offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 1.5 million members Statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.

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About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment with a portfolio of legendary sports teams, exclusive entertainment productions and celebrated venues. MSG Sports owns and operates some of the most widely recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams - the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also presents a broad array of world-class sporting events, including: professional boxing, college basketball, tennis, bull riding and e-gaming events. MSG Entertainment features exclusive, original productions that include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts a wide variety of live entertainment offerings, including concerts, family shows and special events, in the Company's diverse collection of iconic venues. These venues are: New York's Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

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CONTACT: Maria J. Ramirez, Public Relations Manager
         mramire2@fideliscare.org
         (718) 393-6360
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