Charlotte Primary Care Salutes Veterans

   Written by on August 10, 2017 at 10:32 am

CPC 2 CPC 1CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE – In observance of National Health Care Week, Charlotte Primary Care (CPC) saluted veterans with a Flag Presentation on Monday, August 7. A luncheon was held from noon-1 p.m., followed by the program at 1:15.

The program began with a welcome by Mitzi Palmer, a prayer by Amy Dailey and an introduction of the project and presentation of veterans by Dr. Marian Hahesy-Calhoun, all of CPC. The program was adjourned outside where Robert Clowdis of Woodmen of the World held the presentation of the flag. Prior to the closing remarks by Mitzi Palmer, those gathered joined in singing “America the Beautiful” and Clair Calhoun and Joe Davis of CPC performed “Grand Ole Flag”.

Honored participants included members of the United States Navy, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Air Force.

The theme for this year’s National Health Care Week celebration across the nation is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers:  The Key to Healthier Communities”.   From the health center web site, “Health centers serve over 25 million Americans at more than 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and US territories.  One in every 15 people living in the US depends on health center services.  Health Centers deliver high quality, cost effective, accessible care while serving as critical economic engines helping to power local economies.  In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, Health Centers are also proud to celebrate over 50 years of service and continue to be ranked among the highest quality and cost effective care providers in the nation.  Health Centers provide their services to all people, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status.”

“In August each year, Central Virginia Health Services Inc., which includes CPC, celebrates with the nation the work and services that Health Centers provide, stated Mitzi Palmer.  “However, without our patients, we would not have work, therefore, CPC chooses to celebrate its patients which is what brings us all here today.  This year we chose our Veteran patient population to celebrate because you have helped protect our nation…which is key to having a healthier community.  So let’s continue our celebration.”

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