Let’s Talk Health & Wellness!

Join New Horizon Family Health Services as we present a special health & wellness program for middle school students at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center.

Next Session!  Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm – Germs & Hygiene

To participate, sign up at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center at 335 Greenacre Road in Greenville or call/email Brittany Hogue at 864-240-4242 or bhogue@philliswheatleysc.org.

NHFHS Recognized for Quality Improvement Achievements

NHFHS has been recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for our organization’s quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity and health information technology.

NHFHS was awarded community health center quality recognition awards in the following four areas:

  • Health Center Quality Leader: Recognizes health centers achieving the best overall clinical quality measure (CQM) performance among all health centers.
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH): Recognizes health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
  • Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality: Recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care.
  • Addressing Social Risk Factors: Recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services.

These awards underscore our organization’s commitment to providing quality, affordable, compassionate patient-centered health care to improve the health of the communities we serve.

Hispanic Heritage Month!

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ll be recognizing the contributions of Hispanic members of our team to the health of the communities we serve and listening as they share how they celebrate their culture.

Today, we highlight Rhina Nunez, LPN! Rhina is the Charge Nurse at NHFHS’ Greer office.

What are your favorite Hispanic cultural traditions?

My favorite tradition is listening to music and dancing. Christmas is also one of my favorite Dominican traditions. Misa de Gallo is my favorite Christmas tradition to celebrate with my family and friends. It is the name of the mass that takes place at church at midnight on Christmas Eve.

What does your Hispanic heritage mean to you?

As a Dominican, my heritage means structure, religion and family. As a heritage we are welcoming people with a spirit of happiness and a great sense of humor. My heritage also means sharing and helping those who are in need.

What do you enjoy most about your role at NHFHS?

I enjoy that I am able to provide hands on care to a diverse population here at NHFHS. Being able to build positive relationships with patients has been rewarding. I am the type of person who thrives with new and exciting challenges. NHFHS is where I feel most comfortable facing the challenges that I may encounter throughout the day. It has been an amazing opportunity to honor my heritage by helping those who are in need.

In today’s Hispanic Heritage Month Highlight, we recognize Yury Giraldo, RN!  Yury is a Nurse Patient Care Coordinator/Educator at NHFHS’ Travelers Rest office.

What are your favorite Hispanic cultural traditions?

My favorite tradition is being able to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. We enjoy getting together to make Natilla and buñuelos on the weekends.

What does your Hispanic heritage mean to you?

Spanish heritage means to me family and my roots, delicious food, and my beautiful people.

What do you enjoy most about your role at NHFHS?

I enjoy being able to advocate for my patients. I enjoy that I have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s wellness. I love being able to advocate for my patients and having them tell me what my kindness and help meant to them.

How Will You Celebrate National Health Center Week?

National Health Center Week is August 7-13! Here are five ways you can celebrate by making your own health a priority!

1. Get Vaccinated or Boosted for COVID-19
Need your COVID-19 vaccine or booster? NHFHS’ medical offices offer the Moderna vaccine and booster to all eligible individuals in our community Monday-Friday from 8 am – 3:30 pm — no appointment needed!

2. Schedule Your Next Primary Care or Dental Appointment
Are you up-to-date on your primary care and dental preventive appointments? Routine check-ups are important and can help detect health problems early when they may be easier to treat.

3. Sign Up as a Health Center Advocate
Community Health Centers, like New Horizon Family Health Services, are the nation’s largest primary care provider and the safety net for nearly 30 million Americans. Support the work we do by signing up as a Health Center Advocate at www.hcadvocacy.org/join!

4. Get Screened for HIV
Do you know your status? NHFHS’ Ryan White Program team offers free HIV screening with no appointment at our 975 W. Faris Road office in Greenville Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.

5. Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Sign up for our monthly newsletter at www.newhorizonfhs.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/ and start getting the latest NHFHS news in your inbox!

Join Us for These National Health Center Week Events!

NHFHS will also be recognizing National Health Center Week with the following events:

Monday, August 8

Tune in to our Facebook page for a behind-the-scenes look with NHFHS’ Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program staff on the Mobile Medical Unit!

Tuesday, August 9

To recognize the important work of health centers, City of Greenville Mayor Knox White is proclaiming this week as National Health Center Week! Vice Mayor Pro Tem, Dorothy Dowe, will be delivering the proclamation at our 975 W. Faris Road office in Greenville at 10:00 am.

Tune in to our Facebook page this morning for a virtual story time with NHFHS’ Morgan Simmons, PA!

NHFHS’ HIV Prevention and Outreach Team will be offering free HIV screening and prevention information from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm today at NHFHS’ Greenville office at 975 W. Faris Road.

Wednesday, August 10 – Patient Appreciation Day

Have an appointment at our Faris Road office? Stop by our Advocacy Table and sign up as a Health Center Advocate to support the work we do! Visit www.hcadvocacy.org/join to learn more about health center advocacy and why making your voice heard in support of health centers is important. 

NHFHS’ HIV Prevention and Outreach Team will be offering free HIV screening and prevention information from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm today at NHFHS’ Travelers Rest office at 1588 Geer Highway.

Thursday, August 11

City of Travelers Rest Mayor Brandy Amidon will be presenting a National Health Center Week proclamation at NHFHS’ Travelers Rest office, located at 1588 Geer Highway, at 9:00 am!

City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner will be presenting a National Health Center Week proclamation at NHFHS’ Greer office, located at 111-A Berry Avenue, at 1:00 pm!

NHFHS’ HIV Prevention and Outreach Team will also be offering free HIV screening and prevention information from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm today at NHFHS’ Greer office.

Friday, August 12 – Staff Appreciation Day – Career Table

As part of our staff appreciation day, we invite you to consider joining our team! Are you seeking a new opportunity while making a difference in the health of your community? Drop by our Career Table today at 975 W. Faris Road in Greenville from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm to learn more about our job openings. For a full list of open positions, visit www.newhorizonfhs.org/careers/current-openings/.  

NHFHS Welcomes New Providers

New Horizon Family Health Services (NHFHS) is pleased to welcome the following providers to our team!

Jose Manchego, FNP has joined our team as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Mr. Manchego earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner from South University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida International University.

Morgan Simmons, PA has joined NHFHS as a Physician Assistant. Ms. Simmons received a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Wake Forest School of Medicine. She also holds a Master of Arts in Management from Wake Forest University School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Elon University.

Hanna Brummitt, PA has joined our team as a Physician Assistant. Ms. Brummitt earned a Master of Science from Baylor College of Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and International Health from Clemson University.

Dawn Salveson, LISW-CP has joined NHFHS as a Clinical Counselor. Ms. Salveson earned a Master in Social Work from Aurora University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from John Brown University. NHFHS offers behavioral health services to patients as part of our integrated approach to care. To make an appointment with a Clinical Counselor, please ask your NHFHS primary care provider for a referral.

Walk-In Wednesdays – Job Event!

Are you seeking a new role where you can make an impact on the health of your community? Bring your resume and walk in our Greer or Travelers Rest offices for Walk-In Wednesdays to learn more about New Horizon Family Health Services and how you can join our team!

Travelers Rest Office
March 2 & 16
11 am – 1 pm

Greer Office
March 9 & 23
11 am – 1 pm

 

Visit our Careers Web Page to view our current job openings and apply!

NHFHS and Miracle Hill Ministries Expand Medical Respite Care Program Partnership

Women experiencing homelessness in the Upstate who are too sick to stay in a regular shelter but not sick enough to be in a hospital will now have a safe place to rest, recover and receive medical support.

In 2019, New Horizon Family Health Services (NHFHS) and Miracle Hill Ministries partnered to open South Carolina’s first-ever in-shelter Medical Respite Care Program inside the Greenville Rescue Mission, an emergency shelter for men. Over 30 individuals have participated in the program which offers six medical respite beds.

NHFHS and Miracle Hill Ministries have expanded their partnership to launch a Medical Respite Care Program at Miracle Hill Ministries’ Shepherd’s Gate, a safe shelter for women and mothers with young children who are experiencing homelessness. The program offers four medical respite beds for women experiencing homelessness who are identified as needing transitional medical support. NHFHS will provide clinical and other professional staff and oversight.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Miracle Hill Ministries to further serve some of the most vulnerable in our community. Women experiencing homelessness deserve a safe place to receive medical attention and continue their recovery when they no longer require hospitalization,” said Regina M. Mitchell, New Horizon Family Health Services President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ryan Duerk, Miracle Hill’s CEO states: “We recognize the value of partnering with other organizations to better serve the needy and hurting people in our community. As a ministry we envision the Upstate of South Carolina to have sufficient resources and services that are Christ centered and accessible for all who are experiencing homelessness. Opening this new respite care unit brings us closer to this goal.”

In 2021, NHFHS was awarded $255,400 by the CDC Foundation (CDCF), in partnership with the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC), for expansion of NHFHS’ Medical Respite Care Program. The funds are part of $1.6 million in grants awarded to nine existing and emerging medical respite programs across the country.

NHFHS’ Health Care for the Homeless Program works closely with Upstate homeless shelters and other health and human service organizations to serve over 2,600 patients in 13 counties using a 35-foot mobile medical unit at strategic collaborative partner agency locations. Services include primary care, dental services, mental health and substance abuse services and access to prescription medications. People experiencing homelessness may also receive services at NHFHS’ medical office locations in Greenville, Greer or Travelers Rest, as well as their dental office in downtown Greenville.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Events

Do you know your status? NHFHS’ HIV Prevention Team will be holding two free HIV screening and prevention events on Monday, February 7 in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Drop by to learn more about HIV screening and prevention, including PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), an HIV prevention option that works by taking one pill a day.

9-11:30 am
Phillis Wheatley Community Center
335 Greenacre Road, Greenville

4-7 pm
Queer Wellness Center
30 Pointe Circle Drive, Greenville

 

 

Welcome New Providers!

Please join us in welcoming the following providers to our medical team!

James “Jim” Beatty, PA-C has joined NHFHS as a Physician Assistant. Mr. Beatty received his Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Paul Catalana, MD has joined our organization as a Pediatrician. Dr. Catalana received a Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine and also holds a Master’s of Public Health in Maternal-Child Health and Health Services Administration.

 

Welcome New Clinical Counselors!

We are pleased to welcome two Clinical Counselors to our Behavioral Health Team!

Nichole “Niki” Appleton, LMSW-CP received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon and her Master’s of Social Work from Portland State University.

Amanda Culp, LISW-CP received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and her Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

NHFHS offers behavioral health services to patients as part of our integrated approach to care. To make an appointment with a Clinical Counselor, please ask your NHFHS primary care provider for a referral.