ChesPenn celebrated National Health Center Week from August 7 – 13. We were honored to host federal, state and local elected officials and their representatives, including Representative Mary Gay Scanlon, Pennsylvania Senators John Kane and Tim Kearney, Pennsylvania Representative Gina Curry, staff from Senator Kearney and Representative Scanlon’s offices, and Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer’s office. The officials and their teams toured our health centers and shared in dialogue about our community impact and hopes for the future. We were grateful for their enthusiastic support for our work and look forward to partnering with them in the future. We were also joined by the League of Women Voters of Chester and Delaware Counties and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who assisted patients with voter registration.
National Health Center Week (August 7 – 13) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. This National Health Center Week honors those front-line providers, staff, and beloved patients who lost their lives during the (ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic. From the very beginning of the crisis, Community Health Centers began finding innovative ways to provide preventative and primary care to their patients.
Over the course of the week ChesPenn provided lunch for our staff and cupcakes from Dia Doce Cupcakes in West Chester. Each employee received a gift bag with goodies as a small thank you for the extraordinary work they do each day to care for residents of the communities we serve.