National Health Center Week
August 9-15, 2020

Stories – 2013

When it comes to Health Centers and National Health Center Week there’s never a shortage of stories to tell!

From the reason you got involved with your health center – that special light bulb moment that told you ‘this health center is extraordinary’ – to the positive impact the health center has had on your life, the patients it treats or the community it serves, telling the ‘health center story’ is one of the best ways to celebrate all the wonderful things about America’s Health Centers!
In celebration of National Health Center Week we want to hear YOUR ‘health center story’ and all the reasons you and your community have to CELEBRATE America’s Health Centers.

  • Do you think your health center is special? Tell us what’s so special about your health center and why you’re celebrating during National Health Center Week.
  • Do you have an outstanding community volunteer, staff or board member at your health center? Tell us about their contributions and how they have helped make YOUR health center successful.
  • Does your health center have a special care program that is providing unique services tailored to meet the needs of YOUR community? Tell us about the unique ways that your health center cares for those in need in your community.
  • Has the health center helped or improved your life or the life of someone you know? Tell us about the ways your health center affected positive change for you or others in the community.

One common factor exists among almost everyone involved with health centers; we all have a health center story to tell and our stories and experiences is part of what makes the Health Centers Program and community so special and unique.

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MLK Heritage Health Center Expansion Open House

By Pamela C, Milwaukee WI Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. celebrated “Transforming Health Care in Our Community” with an Open House of its newly renovated and expanded MLK Heritage Health Center on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) celebrated with an Open House and Special Dedication to C.C. Henderson President/CEO (2002-2010) Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10:00 2:00 p.m. at their MLK Heritage Health Center location at 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

A ribbon cutting ceremony began at 11:00 a.m. with patients, employees, elected officials and community members coming together to celebrate the center’s expansion. “The open house will provide an opportunity for us to thank the many people who helped bring this project to completion and invite the community to get acquainted with the Health Center’s layout,” says Clover Barnes, Chief Operations Officer. “We welcome everyone to stop by, especially those looking for a Patient-Centered Medical Home. This will be a great opportunity to explore the services we offer and to speak with our providers and staff.”

The transformation will increase organizational effectiveness, efficiency, quality of care, and improve patient outcomes as the Health Center will be able to house additional providers and support staff, while improving patient flow. MHSI has also reinstituted Behavioral Health services at the MLK location and now provides counseling and therapy, as well as individual and group patient education. The Health Center is projected to serve an additional 3,841 consumers and provide 10,200 more patient visits annually.

The $6 million renovation and expansion was financed with participation from PNC Bank, IFF-a community development financial institution, a $1.3 million Capital Improvement Program grant to expand medical capacity from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s stimulus plan and operating funds generated from the center. The facility is designed as a patient-centered medical home with the highest standards of efficiencies in mind.

“This project several years in the making originated with the vision of C.C Henderson and brought to life by MHSI’s current leadership,” said Tito Izard, MD, President and CEO for the organization. “We are proud that the dollars invested in us will circulate in this community by ensuring significant minority participation while building this facility with the help of other minority sub-contractors, businesses and entrepreneurs.”

Participating in the construction was the Baldwin Development Group, LLC, Smith & Smith Associates, Inc. a licensed architectural firm and Hunzinger Construction Company. MLK Heritage

Health Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Same-day appointments are available. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, services are delivered regardless of ability to pay, offering a sliding fee scale for the uninsured according to household income. To tour the MLK Heritage Health Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 414-372-8080. The mission of MHSI is to provide accessible, quality primary and related health care services to Milwaukee residents, with the continuing emphasis on medically-underserved families and individuals. MHSI operates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive and the MHS Convenient Care Clinic located in the Midtown Piggly Wiggly at 4061 N. 54th St.


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