A Message from the CEO

01 Oct A Message from the CEO

Brodes H. Hartley Jr. - CHI CEO
Brodes H. Hartley Jr. - CHI CEO

As we head into the holiday season, I encourage you to find ways to be grateful. Despite our trying times, there are glimmers of hope and rays of sunshine all around us. One such glimmer of hope is the Children’s Crisis Center that we are building for kids with severe behavioral health issues. 

Tis’ the season to give, and we hope you will find it in your hearts to give to the Children’s Crisis Center. As we continue the construction of this 11,400-square-foot facility on our main campus, we are giving hope to the hundreds of children in crisis who arrive here every year with nowhere to turn. This facility will be like an intensive care unit for kids with severe mental health issues. Please do your part and support this project by donating at chisouthfl.org/give.

We are also excited to launch our Bricks for Hope campaign. These bricks will pave the entrance of our Children’s Crisis Center. The multitude of names all around will provide a sense of support to every child entering the building. They will know that they are not alone during their crisis. You can permanently leave your name at the entrance for just $250 to $400, depending on the size of the brick you desire.  It can also serve as a nice gift for a friend, colleague, or loved one this holiday season. To buy a brick, call (786) 293-5504.

I’m proud to share with you that CHI was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a Health Center Quality Leader. The award recognition ranked CHI among the top 10 percent of health centers nationwide for best overall clinical performance. I want to thank our care team for their tremendous work. 

I would also like to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I want to encourage women to get a mammogram. Our Doris Ison Health Center has a state-of-the-art radiology and women’s center, so you can see your provider and have your mammogram all in the same place. As your medical home, we take great pride in providing quality convenient health care.

Yours truly,





Brodes H. Hartley, Jr.


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