Hurd visits to sing health center praises

Melissa Federspill

Staff writer

More than 100 people were in attendance Tuesday evening for Community Health Development, Inc.’s celebration of National Health Center Week, which featured a keynote address by U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, and a board member recognition ceremony honoring members from United Medical Centers, Vida y Salud Health Systems and CHDI.

Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell welcomed community members, dignitaries, and special guests to the event, which featured this year’s theme of “America’s Health Centers: Rooted in Community.”

Each of the boards represented at the event received a plaque acknowledging their contributions to the community.

“It is important to remember these health centers provide a tremendous economic impetus to our entire region by creating over 520 jobs and by creating an annual economic impact of over $96 million,” Mitchell said. He added that board members make it possible for the health centers to continue serving the community.

Marisol Murphy Ballantyne, director of digital communications at the National Association of Community Health Centers in Maryland, also spoke during the event, sharing the importance of community health centers to the individuals they serve.


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