Harrisburg health care organization receives PAMED Grant for Healthy Living in Ethnic Communities

FOR RELEASE Sept. 10, 2018
CONTACT Jeff Wirick, Pennsylvania Medical Society, (717) 909-2651
 
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A south Harrisburg medical clinic has been recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Grant for Healthy Living in Ethnic Communities. The Community Check-Up Center (CCC), located at 38 Hall Manor in Harrisburg, was nominated for the $5,000 award by the Dauphin County Medical Society.
 
PAMED-Grant-Winner-2018The CCC was founded in 1994 by a group of Head Start mothers from Hall Manor who wanted accessible health care for their children. Services are provided to uninsured and underinsured patients, and no one is ever denied services due to an inability to pay.
 
Due to the large percentage of Spanish-speaking patients in the area, the medical staff is bilingual (Spanish/English). That helps ensure that patients feel welcomed and can understand the instructions given to them by their provider, said Linda Hengst, CCC Practice Manager.
 
“For almost 25 years, we have been providing high quality primary medical care to the residents of south Harrisburg and surrounding areas,” Hengst said. “In pediatrics, we are seeing the second generation in many families.”
 
The Pennsylvania Medical Society selected the CCC from a statewide application pool after a committee of physicians reviewed the organization’s upcoming goals and nomination papers.
 
“The Community Check-Up Center is truly making a difference in its community,” said Theodore Christopher, MD, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. “As they work to improve the quality of life in south Harrisburg, PAMED is honored to recognize.”
 
Members of PAMED and the Dauphin County Medical Society will present CCC with the grant on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. It will take place at 777 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, Pa.
 
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The Pennsylvania Medical Society helps its 20,000 physician and medical student members return to the art of medicine through advocacy and education. To learn more, visit www.pamedsoc.org or follow us on Twitter at @PAMEDSociety.
 

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