A year of celebrations continues! CHI officially turned 50 years old on May 12th, and I want to give a special thanks to those who joined us for our birthday festivities. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 50 years of service than with our patients and donors. If you missed our Patient Loyalty Awards or 50th Birthday and Donor Recognition event, please visit our YouTube channel to watch them at your convenience.
Of course, the celebrations don’t end here. In honor of Men’s Health Month this June, we are hosting a webinar “Cooking & Conversation with Marine Larry Wilson.” Marine veteran Larry Wilson will speak along with CHI doctors and a group of men about physical, mental, and spiritual health, the importance of getting annual check-ups, and the challenges he experienced during his time in Afghanistan. Watch now at chisouthfl.org/mens-health-webinar.
In addition, we will begin preparing for National Health Center Week in August. This week focuses on the critical role Community Health Centers play in bringing hope and healthcare services to communities across the country. And, given that it is our 50th anniversary, we want to go even bigger than last year with new giveaways, outreach events, and special activities.
Stay tuned for more information by following us on social media!
I take great pride in telling you that our board recently adopted a resolution for diversity and inclusion. The resolution says CHI will continue to work to foster an environment of health equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to leading efforts that create and nurture an anti-racist environment where every person, patient, and team member feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued.
Lastly, I am happy to announce that we are now offering passport photos at our Doris Ison Health Center Security Department for only $10. No appointments are required – just walk in and get your photos taken. To learn more about our new service, please visit chisouthfl.org/passportphoto.
Brodes H. Hartley, Jr.