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NAACP Recognizes Trenton Health Team Staffer with Outstanding Service Award

(TRENTON) — The Trenton Health Team (THT) is proud to announce that a staff member, Patricia Ni’ma, has been recognized with an Outstanding Service Award by the Trenton chapter of the NAACP. The award was presented at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Trenton NAACP on Oct. 27.

Ms. Ni’ma, or “Miss Pat” as she is widely known, is a licensed social worker who provides services through the THT Care Management Team, focusing on reducing avoidable hospital and emergency room utilization by some of the city’s highest-risk residents. In reporting the award, Miss Pat was typically modest, saying it was “a pleasant surprise.”

Miss Pat may have been surprised by the honor, but those who know her and her tireless efforts on behalf of the homeless and downtrodden are unanimous in acknowledging that it was well deserved. “Miss Pat is a force of nature,” said Gregory Paulson, THT deputy director, who oversees the work of the THT Care Management Team.

Dr. Ruth Perry, THT executive director, said, “We couldn’t be more proud of Miss Pat. She truly exemplifies our mission and values, working on the ground, day after day, to help transform the health of our community, one patient at a time.”

About the Trenton Health Team
Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city’s major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city’s Health Department. In collaboration with residents and the city’s active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city’s fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. THT aims to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. The THT receives generous support from The Nicholson Foundation, corporate partners and other foundations. For more information, visit