To contribute to COVID-19 tracking and reopening of our economy, CAIPA Care Team organized a COVID-19 mobile testing initiative with co-sponsors, BioReference, Quest Diagnostics, Empire BCBS, Fidelis Care, MJHS and Hoolime, to screen the patient population across New York City. On April 22, 2020, CAIPA officially launched the Mobile Rapid Testing Center (MRTC), which was enthusiastically supported by many elected officials, including NY Assemblyman Ron Kim, US Congresswoman Grace Meng, and NY State Senator John Liu.
What started as a concept had blossomed into a large-scale operation in a moment of rising fear and anxiety during the peak of the pandemic. Under the leadership of CAIPA Board and Administration, CAIPA rose to the challenge of providing COVID testing to our most vulnerable population. We brought screening personnel into the neighborhoods and homes of people who might not otherwise have access to testing. Since then, we were able to provide thousands of tests which were funded by CAIPA Foundation. However, given the limited resources and funding, CAIPA Board and Senior Management decided that it is time to return our focus back to other initiatives in support of our patients, providers, and community. In addition, we are seeing government and community agencies offering free walk-in testing sites throughout New York City, so that more people can now get tested.
Thank you for CAIPA providers’ effort and commitment to helping our patients get the testing they needed. We deeply appreciate the frontline CAIPA Care Team in conducting the testing for our patients in the community, rain, or shine. To assist patients in finding testing locations nearest them, please refer them to NYC Health + Hospitals: COVID-19 Testing Sites.
Dr. George Liu serves as the President, CEO, and CMO of the Chinese-American IPA Inc., d/b/a Coalition of Asian- American IPA (CAIPA), and as Chairman of the Asian-American Accountable Care Organization (AAACO) boards. As an internist and endocrinologist, Dr. Liu has been continuously providing quality care to his patients and contributing to the well-being of the Asian-American communities he has been serving since 1985. In addition to his private practices, he has been an attending physician at various hospitals, such as New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Liu has received numerous distinctions and honors, including an award from the American Diabetes Association. Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” list by Castle Connolly every year for the last 15 years, and the “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine. Dr. Liu is also recognized and received multiple citations from New York State Assembly, New York City Council, and Commendation from City of New York Office of the Controller. Over the years, he has had various research articles published in collaboration with other distinguished physicians.