Health Center Staff Appreciation Day

As part of 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 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to learn more about our job openings. For a full list of open positions, visit www.newhorizonfhs.org/careers/current-openings/.  

We are also celebrating our staff with a catered lunch from 11am – 1pm and special gift! Staff members can also enter to win prizes provided by The Greenville Drive, Top Golf, Frankie’s Fun Park, and anonymous donors.

Thanks to our Health Center Staff Appreciation Day sponsors!

Stakeholder Appreciation Day

On this day we are recognizing our board, elected officials, and community partners. We will highlight our new Board Chair, Ms. Doris Wofford, and share why she chooses to serve on NHFHS’ Board of Directors. We also invite local and state elected officials and community partners to tour our facilities. 

City of Travelers Rest Mayor Brandy Amidon will be presenting a National Health Center Week proclamation at our Travelers Rest office, located at 1588 Geer Highway, at 2:00 pm.

 

Dental Health Day

New Horizon Family Dental Care, located at 1 Memorial Medical Drive, opened its doors in 2006. Yet there are many in the community who are unaware of the range of quality preventative and restorative services offered by our highly trained team of professional dentists, hygienists, and support staff. Chief of Dentistry, Dr. Ashley Pedigo, will lead a virtual tour of the New Horizon Family Dental Care facilities, highlighting the wide range of services provided in our state-of-the-art facility. The video will be shared on our website and social platforms.

Each of our medical offices will also have a Dental Info Table, where visitors can learn more about the services offered at New Horizon Family Dental, learn how to become a patient, and take home a dental hygiene kit!

Patient Appreciation Day

New Horizon Family Health Services is excited to celebrate Patient Appreciation Day of National Health Center Week! From 10am – 2pm, patients visiting our medical offices and dental office will be treated to fresh popcorn, beverages, and giveaways! At our Faris Road office, can make smoothies with Molina Healthcare’s ‘Blender Bike’ and enter to win a Molina goodie bag that includes a $25 Walmart gift card.  Patients can also enter to win prizes provided by The Greenville TriumphThe Children’s Museum of the UpstateTakeoff Mini GolfFrankie’s Fun Park, and Publix!

We’re also encouraging visitors to 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.

 

Thanks to our Patient Appreciation Day sponsors!

 

Healthcare for People Experiencing Homelessness Day

To recognize those experiencing homelessness, New Horizon Family Health Services is highlighting our partnership with Miracle Hill Ministries and our Medical Respite Care Program, which is the first in the state of South Carolina. NHFHS’ new President & CEO, J. Brandon Gaffney, and NHFHS board members will tour the Medical Respite Care facilities at Miracle Hill Ministries’ Greenville Rescue Mission. We will also present donations collected from NHFHS staff to benefit the patients served by the Medical Respite Care Program. CLICK HERE to learn more about our Health Care for the Homeless and Medical Respite Care programs.

To acknowledge the important work of health centers, City of Greenville Mayor, Knox White, is proclaiming this week as National Health Center Week! Greenville City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem, Lillian Brock Flemming, will be delivering the proclamation at our 975 W. Faris Road office in Greenville at 9:00 am.

Black History Month – Marilyn Hughes Gaston

Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston’s professional career has been dedicated to improving the health of poor and minority families in our Nation and abroad.  Her approach to accomplishing this goal has been through her direct delivery of quality primary health care; through the provision of medical education to young clinicians in training; involvement in clinical research; and through administration of local and Federal programs directed to services for the un- and underserved people of our country. Read more…

Black History Month

NHFHS is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing African Americans who have had a significant impact on Public Health in the United States. These inspiring individuals overcame racism, sexism, and other challenges to become innovators in their respective fields and champion the cause of equal access to health care for all citizens. 

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, Ph.D., is a scientist who is destined for history books. Corbett has been at the forefront of the development of a highly effective vaccine to protect against COVID-19. Less than a year after the virus began spreading globally, the vaccine began to be delivered to millions of healthcare workers and others at high-risk. Prior to the pandemic, Corbett was part of a team at the National Institutes of Health whose research on other coronaviruses laid the foundation for the design of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more…

David Satcher was appointed surgeon general by U.S. president Bill Clinton on February 13, 1998, and served simultaneously as assistant secretary for health from 1998 to 2001. As surgeon general he continued the battle against smoking and became the nation’s spokesperson on such issues as youth violence, obesity, oral health, sexual health, and suicide prevention. Read more…

Ruth Ella Moore, the first Black woman in the United States to get a doctorate in the natural sciences and to join the American Society for Microbiology (then the Society of American Bacteriologists), would also become the first woman to head up a department at Howard University. The mold-breaking scientist had diverse research interests and was a dedicated teacher and mentor. Read more…

Charles Richard Drew was an American surgeon, educator, and pioneering medical researcher on blood transfusions. He discovered that plasma had a longer shelf life than blood and could be separated to be used in transfusions. His work not only saved thousands during World War II, it also laid the groundwork for long-term blood preservation and storage techniques that have saved countless lives since. Read more…

Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston‘s professional career has been dedicated to improving the health of poor and minority families in our Nation and abroad.  Her approach to accomplishing this goal has been through her direct delivery of quality primary health care; through the provision of medical education to young clinicians in training; involvement in clinical research; and through administration of local and Federal programs directed to services for the un- and underserved people of our country. Read more…

National Health Center Week 2023

New Horizon Family Health Service (NHFHS) is excited for the return of National Health Center Week, August 6 through 12, 2023. This annual, week-long celebration is part of a national campaign to acknowledge the vital role health centers play in providing access to quality health care in our communities. As the nation’s largest primary care provider, health centers are the safety net for nearly 30 million people offering comprehensive primary care to individuals regardless of their insurance status.

National Health Center Week is an opportunity to highlight the commitment and passion of our staff, board members, and supporters. It is their dedication that makes it possible for NHFHS to provide quality, patient-centered care to nearly 20,000 patients.

NHFHS will observe National Health Center Week with the following Focus Days:

  • Monday, August 7th – Health Care for People Experiencing Homelessness Day
  • Tuesday, August 8th – Oral Health Day
  • Wednesday, August 9th – Patient Appreciation Day
  • Thursday, August 10th – Stakeholder Appreciation Day
  • Friday, August 11th – Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, August 12th – Children’s Health Day

Be sure to follow us on our social platforms for details and updates on our National Health Center Week activities.

National Nurses Week

Tomorrow, May 6th, kicks off National Nurses Week – which is part of National Nurses Month! Every year from May 6th through 12th, nurses are recognized for their service in caring for others and improving the health of patients. Nurses Week celebrates the effort, dedication, and sacrifices nurses make year-round. Learn about the history of Nurses Week here.

We thank the entire nursing staff of New Horizon Family Health Services for providing quality, compassionate care to our patients every day.

Many businesses are showing their support for nurses by offering special deals and discounts. Check out this list curated by Nurse.org.

Annual Reviews for Medicaid Have Restarted

Annual reviews for Healthy Connections Medicaid members restarted on April 1, 2023. If you received an annual review form in the mail, it is important to complete the form and return it by the date listed on the form. If you do not, you will be at risk of losing your coverage!

If you need help getting through the review process, our Certified Application Counselors are here to help. Call 864-233-1534, ext. 2219.

Members may also complete their annual review online by visiting apply.scdhhs.gov and clicking “Submit Annual Review“.