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Month: September 2013

Stand Down 2013

Stand Down 2013

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation” –          General George Washington Last Friday, September 20, 2013, a large percentage of Community Health Center staff members from around the state attended the annual Stand Down event at the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs located in Rocky Hill, CT. The purpose…

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Who are you, Louis Gregory?

Who are you, Louis Gregory?

Happy Friday All!! Before we continue with today’s blog, please keep in mind that the Health Insurance Marketplace opens in only 12 days!!! For those who are still confused in regards to the Marketplace and their role within the system, please join us next Wednesday (9/25/13) from 3PM to 4PM over Twitter as we chat about the Affordable Care Act and answer as many questions as possible. You can participate in the chat by simply including #hcsmct, at the conclusion…

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Dr. Clement Bezold, Chairman of The Institute for Alternative Futures

Dr. Clement Bezold, Chairman of The Institute for Alternative Futures

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with futurist Dr. Clement Bezold, co-founder and Chairman of the Institute for Alternative Futures. Dr. Bezold outlines his report on the future of health care in America, based on long term analysis of the impact of technology, genomics and health industry reform.

Who Am I? – Sagar Parekh

Who Am I? – Sagar Parekh

Welcome All, TGIF! My name is Sagar Parekh and I will be serving at the Community Health Center for the next year under the AmeriCorps program. Specifically, I will be working in the communications department, and for those who knew Pat Wildes, I will be continuing where he left off. One aspect of the job involves actively posting blogs here! Upon submission to the site, I will advertise it on both our Twitter account as well as Facebook (so if…

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Please Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Safety

Please Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Safety

Safety is an important aspect of all situations, especially in the workplace. Here at the Community Health Center, making sure all staff and patients are safe from any possible incident is promoted, practiced and considered a creative, collaborative effort. We have a site safety committee and chair at each of our locations who in addition to their regular position, ensure that all of our drills are tested on a quarterly basis. Medical, fire, patient, and disaster emergencies are on the…

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One Nation, under God, Indivisible

One Nation, under God, Indivisible

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible With Liberty and Justice for all” Throughout all of elementary and middle school, I would blindly recite these words at the beginning of class everyday just because I had to. I never understood the meaning but it was just what everyone had to do everyday before classes began…. It wasn’t until September 11, 2001, that…

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