Howard County Health Officer Named a 2011 Health Care Hero by MD Daily Record
The Maryland Daily Record named Dr. Peter Beilenson winner in the “Advancements in Health Care” category during its annual Health Care Heroes recognition ceremony.
According to the Daily Record, the award “recognizes organizations and individuals in the health care industry who embody the spirit of the word ‘hero.’ They are men and women who are making a positive impact on the lives of others.”
“When it comes to health care Peter has both vision and passion,” said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. “Peter’s public service career is proof that he can harness that vision into actual services and programs that benefit the citizens he serves and actually makes them healthier.”
Dr. Beilenson was recognized for the innovative Healthy Howard Health Plan which was implemented in 2007. The plan has had a direct and dramatic impact on the health of over 1200 people who once had no access to health care.
As an adjunct to the Healthy Howard Health Plan, Dr. Beilenson created the “Door to Health Access”, a pilot program for the East Coast of the United States, that brings streamlined and efficient one-stop access to consumers trying to navigate current public health care options.
The “Door” allows those in need of healthcare to use a unique software program, that creates one application for the many different health care programs, rather than the multiple application submissions that exist in other jurisdictions today.