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CO: Cheering a Health Center over the Holidays

By: Beau Boughamer

Here’s a health center news story that popped up over the holiday weekend.  We hope your holidays have been happy thus far… best wishes for a fantastic 2010.

The Colorado Springs Gazette included a piece on Peak Vista Community Health Centers in a holiday series on local good works.

Jennifer [, a health center patient, and her husband] went to Peak Vista’s Family Health Center at Fountain.  Who they ran into were folks like them: Hard-working people who fall through the cracks of insurance coverage.

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“They really go out of the way. They are quick getting us in and taking care of us. It is almost like a family there; they know us by the sound of our voice.”

Peak Vista is one of 14 area charities receiving grants from The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund.

“They took care of me. My daughter was a high-risk pregnancy. I had routine ultrasounds,” [Jennifer] said.

When she had a breast cancer scare during this pregnancy, she wasn’t expecting a call from her doctor the morning of the biopsy. “She called me at home and wished me good luck,” Jennifer said.

That biopsy came back normal.