New Horizon Family Health Services (NHFHS) has launched a staff COVID-19 vaccination incentive program to encourage employees to get vaccinated.
As part of the program, fully-vaccinated NHFHS employees receive a $100 gift card. Additionally, a monthly drawing to win a $500 gift card is held for fully-vaccinated staff. Since the program started in July, the COVID-19 immunization rate among NHFHS staff has increased to 68%.
NHFHS’ Lead Pharmacist, Joe Umina, is the recipient of the first $500 gift card drawing. When asked why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Joe said, “I received the vaccine because I care. I care about my health along with my family, my coworkers and my community's health and wellbeing. I believe this incentive reflects New Horizon Family Health Services’ commitment to provide a safe environment for all employees and patients through encouraging all employees to be vaccinated.”
NHFHS’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Regina M. Mitchell, agrees. “Our organization is committed to the health of our staff, patients and community. The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best tools we have to fight the virus and keep our communities healthy. In addition to the vaccine incentive program, NHFHS continues to work to educate staff and patients on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. I urge everyone to get vaccinated and be part of the solution.”
All NHFHS medical offices offer the Moderna vaccine to eligible individuals. Individuals can make an appointment by calling 864-729-8330, extension 1766. Or just walk in to the 975 W. Faris Road office in Greenville Monday-Friday 8 am-3:30 pm, no appointment needed.
About New Horizon Family Health Services
Since 1992, New Horizon Family Health Services has been serving Greenville County and Upstate South Carolina. NHFHS operates medical offices in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest, a dental office in Greenville, two mobile medical units and a mobile dental unit and serves nearly 25,000 patients each year. Services include primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, pharmacy and laboratory services. NHFHS’ Health Care for the Homeless Program and Ryan White Program serve over 2,600 patients in 13 counties and over 1,200 patients in 10 counties, respectively. The mission of NHFHS is to provide quality, affordable, compassionate patient-centered health care to improve the health of the communities we serve. To learn more, visit http://www.newhorizonfhs.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
NHFHS is partially financially supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Public Health Service Act. Of total operating costs, 26% is funded by federal support. For this year’s budget, the federal grant funding is $6,612,646. Seventy – four percent (74%) of total costs will be financed by non-governmental sources.
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