08 Feb Key West Health Center Opening Marks Important Milestone in CHI’s Mission
The sun is beginning to set in Key West as a vibrant Junkanoo band makes its way down Fort Street in Bahama Village in a bustle of bells, whistles, and drums.
The band concludes with a round of applause erupting in front of the brand new CHI Key West Health Center. It is CHI’s 12th health center in South Florida and the third in Monroe County—marking a significant milestone: to serve Monroe County residents with a health center in the lower, middle, and upper Keys.
Dignitaries from the city of Key West and Monroe County and local residents gathered with CHI leadership and professionals to reflect on the significance of this center for the surrounding community.
CHI’s former CEO, Brodes Hartley, Jr. spoke at the event, noting that patients can expect high-quality, reliable care and services at the Key West Health Center.
“It doesn’t matter whether they have insurance or do not have insurance, whether they have money or do not have money,” said Hartley. “We are dedicated to providing services to the entire community.”
CHI President and incoming CEO, Blake Hall, echoed Hartley’s sentiments, adding that this health center has been a longtime goal of CHI.
“I remember in 2007 when CHI was invited into the Keys,” Hall noted. “This has been something that we’ve been dreaming about and here we are. Today is it!”
The CHI Key West Health Center is now open to the public and plans to offer primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health, OB/GYN, dental, and telehealth services to the community.