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NHCW2018 - Honoring Health Center Heroes Day

Honoring Health Center Heroes Day!

2018 NHCW Heroes #NHCW18

The incredible value Health Centers bring to their patients and community is because of Health Center Heroes – individuals who are committed to providing high quality care to patients in need. Health Center Heroes are dedicated to the Community Health Center Movement and deserve to be recognized. On this day we recognize and honor Health Center Heroes and Sheroes including providers, patients, volunteers and staff. 

Join us in congratulating the following Neighborhood Healthcare nominees on being honored as the “Health Center Hero” for National Health Center Week 2018 (NHCW):

• Yesenia Granero, Medical Assistant
• Paige Thiermann, MD
• Elmer Cameron (Board Member) 
• Gabriel Rodarte, MD
• Tom Jenkins (volunteer)
• Jeannie Miller

To learn more about National Health Center Week, log on to www.healthcenterweek.org

- Rosa Sanchez, Director of Community Outreach & Enrollment

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National Health Center Week 2018

National Health Center Week August 12-18, 2018!

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This year for National Health Center Week, Neighborhood Healthcare is hosting 6 events throughout San Diego and Riverside County, where we will provide dental and blood pressure screening services and education on our programs.  At these events we will showcase the wonderful work that we do for our communities.

Come meet Neighborhood Healthcare’s Outreach Staff during National Health Center Week! Learn about our medical, dental, behavioral healthcare, chiropractic care, prenatal care and MORE! Events will be held at the following locations:

Monday, August 13th - 7:00am to 9:00am
RIVERSIDE COUNTY
Alessandro High School in Hemet
Located at the intersection of Santa Fe and Devonshire

Free granola bars, water, fruit, and snacks. First come first serve, while supplies last!

Monday, August 13th - 11:30am to 1:00pm
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Newbreak Church
470 N. Mollison Blvd.
El Cajon, CA 92021

Distributing free food and healthcare kits with sunscreen, dental care items, granola bars and water. First come first serve, while supplies last!

Monday, August 13th - 2:30pm to 6:30pm
RIVERSIDE COUNTY
Hemet Unified School District
26866 San Jacinto St.
Hemet, CA 92543

Join us at the Parent Resource Center to receive a FREE backpack with supplies! This giveaway is ONLY available to Hemet USD enrolled students. Parent MUST be present. First come first serve, while supplies last!

Tuesday, August 14th - 2:30pm to 7:00pm
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Escondido Farmers Market
Look for our Neighborhood Healthcare Booth!
262 E. Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

Distributing free healthcare kits with sunscreen, dental care items, granola bars and water. First come first serve, while supplies last!

Wednesday, August 15th - 6:00am to 7:00am
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Interfaith Community Services
550 W. Washington Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025

Distributing free healthcare kits with sunscreen, dental care items, granola bars and water. First come first serve, while supplies last!

Wednesday, August 15th - 10:00am to 12:00pm
RIVERSIDE COUNTY
Community Mission of Hope
41760 Rider Way
Temecula, CA 92590

Distributing free healthcare kits with sunscreen, dental care items, granola bars and water. First come first serve, while supplies last!

To show our support of National Health Center Week, we will place banners and posters at all sites and provide staff with a button to wear.  We will also participate in a Photo and Video Contest, so be ready to vote for us if we are selected as a finalist.  Last year, we won one of the Photo Contests thanks to your support!  Follow us on our social media pages as we post our activities with the following hashtags #NHCW18 #CHCSUPERPOWER.  Get ready to show us your superpower!

To learn more about National Health Center Week, log on to www.healthcenterweek.org

- Rosa Sanchez, Director of Community Outreach & Enrollment

Long Time Neighborhood Healthcare CEO Retiring, New CEO announced

Long Time Neighborhood Healthcare CEO Retiring, New CEO announced

CEO Tracy Ream

Neighborhood Healthcare's New CEO Rakesh Patel, MD, FAAFP, CPE

After 31 years of serving as Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Healthcare (formerly called Escondido Community Clinic), CEO Tracy Ream announced that she will retire on October 31, 2017.

During her tenure, Ream has led the nonprofit community healthcare agency that started from a small office provided by the City of Escondido for a dollar’s rent per year to a two county 12-site health system serving 67,000 low-income and uninsured patients a year.

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The Gift of Sight

By Chief Medical Officer James Schultz M.D.in honor of National Health Center Week

I became a doctor because I wanted to help alleviate the suffering of others.  For 13 years, I worked in a private medical group doing interesting and challenging work. But I became restless. I felt that I ought to be working as a doctor in some remote part of the world helping people who had no care and no options.  I guess I felt I had a calling … a sense of faith-based mission.

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