Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil Receives Harford Award

Joining the presentation of the Harford Award to Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil were Len Parrish, director, Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development; Brigitte Peters, senior business development representative, Maryland Department of Commerce, who represented Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz; Patricia Smith, RN, clinical coordinator, WATCH Program-Cecil County; Lisa Starkey, RN, clinical coordinator, Healthy Harford WATCH Program; Rod Kornrumpf, regional executive director-behavioral health, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health; and Angela Rose, president & CEO, Harford County Chamber of Commerce. (Photo Courtesy of MidAtlantic Photographic LLC)

Nonprofit is among seven businesses honored with the award in 2019

Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil, Inc., a collaborative partnership dedicated to the health and wellness of the northern Chesapeake community, received a Harford Award in the nonprofit category from the Harford County Chamber of Commerce on October 17.

The Harford Award recognizes and honors businesses or organizations yearly that manifest a strong commitment to the Harford County business community. Recipients are chosen through a nomination process focused on business growth, increased employment, service to the community, unique and creative business strategies, technology innovation, support of public and private education, and a drive to enhance Harford County’s business climate.

Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil was one of seven businesses presented with a Harford Award in 2019.

“We are so honored to receive a Harford Award,” said Bari Klein, executive director of Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil. “Every day our partners work toward improving the health of our community by promoting healthy lifestyles for an enhanced quality of life. We are grateful for the recognition of our work by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.”

Founded in 1993 by community leaders from University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, Harford County Health Department and Harford County Government, Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil works to improve health and wellness in Harford and Cecil counties by promoting healthy lifestyles and building community partnerships.

About Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil, Inc.
Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil is a nonprofit coalition of local government agencies, businesses, nonprofits and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford and Cecil county residents. For more information, visit www. or

About University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health includes the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center on its Bel Air campus. Most recently, it opened The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center in Bel Air offering services for behavioral health. The Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill is an assisted living facility that specializes in hospice. The University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital has been operating in the community for over a century and is located in Havre de Grace. The leading health care system and largest private employer in Harford County, UM Upper Chesapeake Health offers a broad range of health care services, specialty care, technology and facilities to the residents of northeastern Maryland. Visit for more information.

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