Press Release for July 18th, 2017

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Neighborhood Health Services Corporation

From the desk of: Rudine Smith President/CEO

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Neighborhood Health Services Corporation is to be a leader of ambulatory primary health care services within the medically underserved and uninsured populations in the communities we serve. We offer quality services in a cost effective, safe environment that is culturally diverse and responsive to the changing needs of the patient population.

 

Neighborhood Health Services Corporation: What's Happening Now and Upcoming Events

NHSC is proud to announce that it was recently awarded a Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Grant by the NJ State Department of Health. This grant opportunity will allow NHSC to increase functionality of NHSC’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system by improving the ability to identify and expeditiously access the patient registry, with the identified health risk factors (high blood pressure, diabetes, pre- diabetic and stroke) across both clinical lines of medical and dental services.

NHSC is a participating work site in the 2017 Plainfield Summer Youth Program, (July 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017) sponsored by the City of Plainfield. This year, NHSC is hosting twelve (12) students that report to the center weekly (Monday – Friday) and are working in the following departments: Human Resources, Information Technology, Heath Information Management and Patient Financial Services.

This year, National Health Center Week, “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities”, will be celebrated across the United States and begins on Sunday, August 13, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017.  NHSC will hold a kick-off celebration on Monday, August 14, 2017 at NHSC’s Corporate Headquarters in Plainfield, located at 1700 Myrtle Avenue, Plainfield, NJ. During this week, NHSC will conduct health fairs at several other Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) locations between the hours of 11:00 am to 3:00 pm:

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 – NHC Plainfield, 1700 Myrtle Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07063
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – NHC Elizabeth, 184 First Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – Plainfield YMCA, 518 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 – NHC Cardinal, 950 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060

NHSC will hold its annual Back to School Dental Check Ups at NHSC Plainfield on August 22-23, 2017 and at NHC Elizabeth on August 24-25, 2017.