News & Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine losing your job and your health insurance company coming and taking away your oxygen concentrator when your oxygen to the brain drops below 70 percent and your sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing at least 10 times a night. That’s the situation Smith found herself in.
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.
…the 2015 Geiger Gibson Distinguished Visitor, North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) President and CEO E. Benjamin Money, Jr.
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...
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.
Every day is different for Jennifer Bradsher. As nurse manager for the Charles Drew Community Health Center in Burlington, her responsibilities include managing the community health center’s nursing staff, managing the center’s storage and supplies, and helping provide care for patients.
Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Community Health Centers. Piedmont Health is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year!
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!”
Dr. Abby DeVries, Medical Director of Piedmont Health, is pleased to announce that all eight of Piedmont Health’s community health centers received Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Unity in the Community Celebration, a day of live entertainment, good food, free health screenings, fellowship and family fun! Bring friends and family, lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend and there is no charge for the event!
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.
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.
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.
James Kistler had a connection with the Scott Community Health Center since the center’s beginning. In fact, one might say that Kistler has been connected to the center since his own beginning.
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.
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.