More than 70 people attended Family First Health’s 40th anniversary event, including York City Mayor Kim Bracey and Secretary of Health for the State of Pennsylvania Michael Huff. Like many health centers, Family First Health provides medical, dental, and social services to the community—it serves more than 25,000 patients each year.
Looking to the future, Executive Director Jennifer Englerth said that the center has set goals to double its patients and expand to ten sites from five in the next five years. Mayor Bracey recognizes the important role this center plays in the community:
“Family First Health is a special gem to York City that not every city is fortunate to have. York especially benefits from the Community Health Center because of the large underserved and uninsured population,” she said.
Even Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell recognized the 40th anniversary of the health center by writing a greeting letter. In it, he noted that:
“Family First Health has grown and transformed to meet the evolving needs of its customers and members and has committed itself to improving the health and well-being of this region by providing quality, compassionate primary medical and dental care and social services to those in need.”
The anniversary celebration ended with an awards ceremony.
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Pictured: Jennifer Englerth, CEO of Family First Health with The Honorable Kim Bracey, Mayor of York City and Michael Huff, the newly appointed Secretary of Health for the State of Pennsylvania.