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From Kids to Seniors

When kids are sick, any wait to see a health-care professional can seem like an eternity. That’s the idea behind KidsCare Now, a program that began operating at four of Piedmont Health’s community health centers in the fall. The program offers same-day sick visits at our health centers.

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Looking Back, Planning Forward

For Piedmont Health, January is a time to look back in pride at how much we’ve done and to look forward in anticipation of the great things to come. We have grown to 10 community health centers that, along with our two SeniorCare sites, serve 43,000 people – and we’re still growing and improving.

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Donation made in memory of Mariam Palacio

Donation made in memory of Mariam Palacio

Enrique Palacio decided to honor his late wife by donating land in Orange County to Piedmont Health Services in memory of Miriam Palacio. This donation, which came last year, is a valuable asset for Piedmont Health.

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The high demand for pediatricians in the Siler City area presented a challenge for Siler City Community Health Center. But with a mission of providing health care to medically underserved areas, and a tradition of finding innovative ways to provide high-quality care, administrators at the center were up to the challenge.

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Giving to the Community

This year Piedmont Health has remained steadfastly focused on assuring access to high-quality primary health care for the diverse low-income community we serve across the region.

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COO sees tremendous growth in her first year

Misty Drake’s first year as chief operating officer of Piedmont Health has been a busy one.   In September of 2015, Piedmont opened the IFC Community Health Center at the Inter-Faith Council @ SECU Community house, a homeless shelter. The health center is operating...

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Budgets may not be exciting but they deeply affect our lives

Unless a shutdown of the government is involved, we tend to pay little attention to news reports about the budget. But the decisions legislators make about spending have enormous consequences on our lives.

A good example is funds for the National Health Service Corps, which repays student loans for professionals working in certain areas where there is a shortage of providers, like community health centers.

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Charles Drew Community Health Center gets a facelift

These days, the Charles Drew Community Health Center in Burlington has patients doing a double-take. They walk in, look around and wonder if they are in the right place… Miranda said “The patients and staff are elated by the new changes!”

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Out of a massacre comes hope for reconciliation

The aftermath of the horrible murders of nine members of the Emanuel AME church in Charleston has been extraordinary. Dylann Roof intended to start a race war but instead the Emanuel AME congregation and the people of South Carolina showed grace in confronting hard truths about race and the state’s history.

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Community Health Center spans Four Generations

Saying that Melba Jones is part of the patient family at the Carrboro Community Health Center is an understatement. The 83-year-old Chapel Hill resident has been a patient at the center as long as it has been there, and she used to work there. Four generations of her family are also part of the Carrboro Community Health Center family.

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CHC Alumni Association is Launched

CHC Alumni Association is Launched

The Community Health Center Alumni Association, an organization that marks the 50th anniversary of community health centers, has officially been launched. The Community Health Center Alumni Association (CHCAA) is a nonprofit organization open to anyone who has had a...

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Piedmont Health Opens New Center in Chapel Hill, NC

Piedmont Health Services is proud to announce the opening of our ninth community health center site, slated to open September 2015. The health center will be located within the new Inter-Faith Council (IFC) men’s shelter, currently under construction on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chapel Hill.

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Upcoming dental events for Piedmont Health

For the following events, we welcome the community. Give Kids a Smile is only open to children 0-12 yrs while the March 12 & April 17 events are free and open to the whole community, although an appointment is needed.
For all events below except the March 12 and April 24th event, please call 919-357-0502 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are based on availability. Please be sure to note your location when making the appointment.

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Medical homes: Past, present, future

When you mention health-care advances, people might think of new kinds of medicine, or perhaps some technological breakthrough. But at Piedmont Health, an important innovation that we are implementing involves a concept that almost sounds old-fashioned – establishing patient-centered medical homes.

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Tackling diabetes

Piedmont Health patients are learning to better manage their diabetes through a six-part group visit curriculum that focuses on such topics as: preventing the complications of diabetes, nutrition, medication management, problem solving and stress reduction. Developed and implemented by Lisanna Gonzalez, FNP (provider) and Marni Holder, RN (group facilitator), the series just recently concluded at the Carrboro Community Health Center.

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New position created to oversee health centers

Piedmont Health has created a new position – chief operating officer – to oversee the organization’s seven community health centers. The first person to hold the post, Misty Drake, started work in late August.

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Reaching a milestone is cause for celebration

Reaching a milestone is cause for celebration

Bill Selvidge wanted to work in a rural area after completing his medical education, so he was glad to accept a position as a family doctor at the Prospect Hill Community Health Center. But when he began work on Sept. 11, 1989, he didn’t expect to stay for more than a couple of years.

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