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Leading Hudson Valley Healthcare Provider Voted Best Family Practice in Times Herald-Record 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards


Crystal Run Healthcare has been voted “Best of the Best” in the Times Herald-Record Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022. The Practice won 1st Place for Best “Family Practice”, “Dermatology Clinic”, “Urgent Care”, “Hospital/Medical Center”, “Occupational Therapy Clinic”, “Weight Loss Center”, “Employee Recognition Program”, “Benefits Program”, “Cosmetic Surgeon – Sandra L. Sacks, MD”, “Orthopedic Doctor – Kevin Trapp, MD”, “Ophthalmologist – Ramon Ruffy, MD”, and “Dietician – Laura Ronen, MS, RD, CDE”. This marks the 10th consecutive year that the practice has received top honors in the Health & Beauty categories. 


Crystal Run Healthcare received the award for Best “Family Practice” for the 10th consecutive time, as well as awards in an “Occupational Therapy” category for the 7th consecutive year, Best “Cosmetic Surgeon” for the 6th consecutive year, Best “Weight Loss Center” for the 4th year, and 3rd consecutive year for Best “Urgent Care”, a category added in 2020. The TH-R Readers’ Choice poll included hundreds of local businesses nominated in more than 180 categories that readers had the opportunity to vote on. Crystal Run Healthcare took top honors in the Beauty & Health group in six categories and was a finalist in eight more categories. In addition, Crystal Run Healthcare received two 1st place titles in the Top Employers category and was a finalist in five more categories. Crystal Run Healthcare was recognized in the August 14th special edition of the Times Herald-Record, along with this year’s other winners.


“It is an honor to be recognized again by members of our community for the Times Herald-Record “Best of the Best” Readers’ Choice awards,” said Mary DeFreitas, Chief HR Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare, “We’d like to thank everyone who voted for Crystal Run Healthcare’s many specialty services and providers. These recognitions are a testament to the dedication, professionalism, and excellent care provided by our amazing team to all of our patients. It is truly a privilege to work alongside such committed and compassionate individuals.  Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!” 


To see the full list of first place and finalists, visit