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Honoring Health Center Heroes

We all know that it takes more than a village to care for the 28 million patients who rely on a health center for their care.  It takes a multitude of dedicated health care heroes. In fact, more than 224,000 people work at health centers, including care coordinators, clinicians, community health workers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, …

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What Makes a Health Center Hero?

The theme of this year’s National Health Center Week, “Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes,” has got us thinking about all of the ways health centers and their staff go above and beyond to treat the more than 27 million patients they see each year. Did you know that health centers have …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Molly McMahon

Nominee: Molly McMahon, LCSW  Organization: Greater Portland Health “Molly McMahon is a gifted clinician and a respected leader who is beloved and trusted by our most vulnerable patients,” writes Renee Fay-LeBlanc, Chief Medical Officer at Greater Portland Health. Whether she is meeting with a new Mainer who is processing severe trauma and torture, a person experiencing …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Charles Shorter

Nominee: Charles Shorter Organization: Ryan Health  Charles Shorter is Executive Director of Ryan Health | Adair and Frederick Douglass, two health center sites of Ryan Health,  located in Harlem, NY. Charles has over 25 years of experience dedicated to health and social services, including sixteen years as a staff member of Ryan Health, nine of …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Ashley Popejoy

Nominee: Ashely Popejoy, DDS, MS Organization: Jordan Valley Community Health Center   Ashely Popejoy was nominated by Elizabeth Fogle, Director of Program Advancement at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO. Dr. Popejoy is a pediatric dentist whose innovation, coupled with her heart for service, has created solutions-based programs to help expand access to care. Under her leadership, …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Martha Madero

Nominee: Martha Madero Organization: Family Medicine Health Center (Operated by Family Medicine Residency of Idaho) Martha Madero has worked in Community Health Centers for over a decade. Beginning her career first as a medical assistant and now as community health worker working mostly with Latino seasonal farmworkers. “Martha is incredibly effective at her job as …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Courtney Allen Cowardin

Nominee: Courtney Allen Cowardin, CNM Organization: OneWorld Community Health Centers Courtney Allen Cowardin, CNM, is the Associate Medical Director of Women’s Health at OneWorld in Omaha, NE.  Courtney has been an employee at OneWorld for 14 years and as one of the health center’s first midwives, she paved the way for additional midwives–at OneWorld and in …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Guy Simmons

Nominee: Guy Simmons Organization: Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center  “As Chair of the Board of Directors, Guy Simmons exudes the mission of community health centers,” writes Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center Chief Executive Officer Kim Schwartz. Simmons has over 20 years of experience as a health center board member and offers his extensive expertise generously. He uses …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Paula Smith

Nominee: Paula Smith  Organization: Lamprey Health Care Director of the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center, Paula Smith was the first staff director when the Southern New Hampshire AHEC began 20 years ago. Southern New Hampshire AHEC improves community health by promoting and coordinating community and academic multidisciplinary partnerships with a focus on rural communities …

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NHCW Health Care Hero Nominee: Katie Steele

Nominee: Katie Steele Organization: Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers Katie Steele is the Pharmacy Manager and Clinical Pharmacist at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers at one of their locations in Newberg, Oregon. She arrived at the clinic at a time when it was forced to shut down their 340B pharmacy, a move which deeply impacted their patient …