SM& congratulates Dr. Paul Mendis of Neighborhood Health
Plan & Dr. Mark Doherty of the DentaQuest Institute as
honorees of the Boston Business Journal's 2011 Champions in Health
Care Award. Dr. Paul Mendis and Dr. Mark Doherty are winners
in the Community Outreach category, which distinguishes an
individual or team who is expanding the reach of health care
throughout Massachusetts-especially to those most in need.
Dr. Mendis, Chief Medical Officer at Neighborhood Health Plan,
is committed to improving access to quality care at the community
level. By indentifying patients who need more focused care, he is
able to implement programs that improve health outcomes. Through
his collaboration with various health centers, policy boards, and
his work at NHP, he is a true champion for better health care for
Dr. Doherty, DDS, Executive Director of the DentaQuest
Institute, has dedicated his career to expanding access to oral
health services for low-income, underinsured and uninsured
individuals in Massachusetts and across the country. During
his career Dr. Doherty has been more than a dentist. He has
also played the role of businessman, problem solver, oral health
advocate, and mentor to other dentists who share his passion for
improving the lives of underserved individuals.
The Boston Business Journal will honor Dr. Mendis and
Dr. Doherty along with the other winners at the annual Champions in
Health Care breakfast on August 26th in Boston.