Celebrating 45 Years of Service

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Celebrating 45 Years of Service

 
 

Community Health Centers Founder Standing in a line

Founders: Lewis Kellom; Sister Ann Kendrick; Sister Teresa McElwee; Sister Gail Grimes; Community Health Centers, current Board Chair Tim McKinney

WINTER GARDEN, FL – Community Health Centers, Inc. celebrates 45-year anniversary with team members, special guests and founders. On Friday, January 26, nearly 500 team members gathered for a celebration breakfast event at SeaWorld’s Ports of Call to honor their history and accomplishments.

Community Health Centers debuted a history video highlighting the journey of four catholic nuns working with community members to bring healthcare to farmworkers in south Apopka. In attendance for the event were Sister Ann Kendrick, Sister Teresa McElwee, Sister Gail Grimes and founding Board Member Lewis Kellom.

Community Health Centers, currently, has 12 centers throughout Central Florida and is the medical and dental home to more than 66,000 patients. Community Health Centers accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurances and offers a Sliding Discount Program, based on family size and income, that assists patients with or without insurance.

During the event, Community Health Centers recognized 49 team members who have been with the organization 15 years or more. Delia Sanchez a dental assistant from the South Lake center in Groveland is celebrating her 39th year in the organization.