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September 18, 2012 > National Health Center Week promotes healthy communities

National Health Center Week promotes healthy communities

Submitted By Cristina Torres, Photo courtesy of Tiffany Woods

For more than 45 years, community health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. To celebrate the critical role of community health centers, Tri-City Health Center hosted a Community Awards and Open House event on August 9 in celebration of the National Health Center Week (NHCW).

During the event TCHC honored the outstanding dedication of Senator Ellen M. Corbett to the well-being of the Tri-City community. While honoring Senator Ellen M. Corbett with the award, Juliana Schirmer, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Tri-City said "We would like to recognize Senator Ellen Corbett's committed, responsive, and visionary legislative leadership critical to powering healthier communities."

As part of the event festivities, TCHC also honored seven outstanding patients who were positive role models for the community, diligently following their healthcare plans to improve their overall health.

"When I first came to Tri-City Health Center, I was staring at the doors of death. The TCHC provider and staff turned me around and saved my life. The TCHC provider is not just a doctor; he's a dad, friend, and a very caring person. I feel comfortable when I come to Tri-City Health Center. I'm surrounded with a lot of love and all the staff members are a part of my life and recovery. They really comfort me and other clients that come through their doors" said Andrea Hendrix, TCHC Patient.

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