National Health Center week is one of my favorite times of the year because it highlights the great contributions that community health centers, like Community Health of South Florida, Inc., have made to their communities.
For us, it is extra special as we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We will be hosting exciting events throughout the week, where we will visit different parts of the community. To close off National Health Center Week, we will also be having a Drive-In Movie Night. I hope you will join us and keep up with all the fun on our social media accounts.
It is also back to school time, so make sure the kids come in for their school and sports physicals. You can get them in now before the rush and avoid the stress.
I also want to take this opportunity to underscore the importance of getting vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus. The variants are bouncing back with vengeance, putting unvaccinated people at risk. The hospitals are filling up with those who are unvaccinated while the rest of us who have been vaccinated are not getting seriously ill. Here at CHI, we offer free vaccinations for you or anyone in your family 12 years of age or older. Just call to schedule your appointment today or go to our website to request an appointment at chisouthfl.org. Let’s leave this pandemic behind us. The only way to do so is to encourage your family and friends to get vaccinated.
We are also encouraging folks to get vaccinated so that they can safely attend our Golden Legacy 50th Anniversary Gala celebration on September 25th at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center. This premiere event will honor the legacy of excellence in compassionate, quality care that CHI has created over the last five decades. It will also benefit the Children’s Crisis Center, a new facility that will be completed at our Doris Ison Health Center campus by next year.
Head over to our website chisouthfl.org to get your gala tickets, request an appointment for vaccination or school physicals, and to get more information on our National Health Center Week events.
Brodes H. Hartley, Jr.