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Alfred R. Harrington

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Harrington, Alfred R. MD, MPH, MBA, CHCQM

Dr. Alfred R. Harrington, of Omaha, NE, died of natural causes on July 28th during a visit to New York, NY. He was a loving husband to Claudia Greene-Harrington and a devoted father to Alfred M. Harrington. Well-respected among his colleagues and an avid and engaged scholar, Dr. Harrington had a zeal for knowledge that was evidenced by the number of degrees and certifications he held and his ongoing quest to remain up-to-date in his areas of learning by attending countless seminars, workshops, conferences, and professional development courses. He was trained as a medical doctor at Yale University School of Medicine. He received a Master's Degree in Public Health-also from Yale. This added expertise allowed Dr. Harrington to expand his focus to include diagnosis and preventive treatment of health issues that plague communities. Dr. Harrington further augmented his training with a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He also received Certification in Health Care Quality Management from the American Board of Quality Assurance Utilization Review Physicians. With an unwavering and passionate desire to empower individuals and communities to heal themselves, Dr. Harrington founded Harrington and Associates, which conducted over 20 short and long term projects in the health industry. With Dr. Harrington as President and CEO, Harrington and Associates addressed some of the core issues that affect the health of communities by providing a portfolio of services for nonprofit organizations, small businesses and government institutions. As a means to disseminate his wealth of knowledge, during his professional career, Dr. Harrington not only delivered over 40 presentations and reports involving expanding the knowledge base of individuals and communities but also formerly served as a clinical instructor at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and as a medical director at Charles Drew Health Center. He and his wife, Dr. Claudia Greene-Harrington, also co-authored an article published in the Journal of the National Medical Association. Dr. Harrington served on nearly 20 boards and committees during his career and received numerous awards and recognition for his expertise, leadership, and service. Dr. Harrington was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Enid Harrington. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Dr. Claudia Greene-Harrington; his son, Alfred M. Harrington, both of Omaha; one sister, Cheryl Francis Harrington, California; two brothers, Mark J. (Sonia) Harrington; and David (Renata) Harrington; two nephews, Mark A. (Mark and Sonia) and Heru (David and Renata); and one niece, Nia (David and Renata), all of the New Jersey area.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at a later date.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Aug. 10, 2013
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