GREENVILLE, SC - New Horizon Family Health Services (NHFHS) is recognizing National Health Center Week (NHCW) this week, August 8-14. This year’s theme is Community Health Centers: The Chemistry for Strong Communities. The celebration is part of a national campaign to increase awareness of the ways health centers improve the health of the communities they serve.
To recognize the vital work of health centers, Mayor Knox White is proclaiming the week as National Health Center Week in the city of Greenville.
Community Health Centers, like NHFHS, have provided quality, affordable, patient-centered, comprehensive primary and preventative health care to vulnerable populations for more than 50 years. Nationally, Health Centers deliver care to over 30 million people, produce $31 billion in annual health system savings, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and visits to the ER and serve one in five Medicaid beneficiaries at a 24% lower cost compared to other providers.
NHFHS has served the Upstate since 1992 and provides health care to more than 28,000 individuals regardless of their insurance status. Patients can access a variety of services including primary medical, dental, behavioral health, 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. In the Upstate, NHFHS produces an estimated $42 million in annual savings to our local health care delivery system by offering a more cost-effective way to provide care to our community.
The celebration continues with the following events. Learn more at www.newhorizonfhs.org/nhcw2021. For virtual events, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/QualityHealthCareForAllPeople.
Wednesday, August 11 – Patient Appreciation Day – Patient Appreciation Video and Virtual Story Time
Watch our Facebook page today for a special Patient Appreciation Video from our team. At 10:00 am, tune in for a virtual story time with NHFHS’ Behavioral Health Director, Dr. Sherry Kostman!
Friday, August 13 – Staff Appreciation Day – Career Table
As part of our staff appreciation day, we invite you to consider joining our team! Are you seeking a new opportunity while making a difference in the health of your community? Drop by our Career Table today at 975 W. Faris Road in Greenville from 11 am – 2 pm to learn more about our job openings. For a full list of open positions, visit www.newhorizonfhs.org/careers/current-openings/.
About New Horizon Family Health Services
NHFHS operates medical offices in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest, a dental office in Greenville, two mobile medical units and a mobile dental unit. Services include primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, pharmacy and laboratory services. 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 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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