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PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INC
October 17, 2013

I am the Board Chair and working with The Hampton Roads Community Health Clinic has been such a rewarding experience. I have been able to couple my passion for the good of humanity and the
development of our local communities, and use it to build new relationships and strengthen
existing ones. Being a part of a team that is able to provide quality medical and dental care
throughout the Tidewater Region is simply amazing.

One of the things I am most excited about is the implementation of The Affordable Health
Care Act. The Affordable Health Care Act extends coverage and service to patients giving
consumers control to receive quality health care without restrictions and limitations. Because
of this, Community Health Centers are able and committed to offering their patients whether
insured or uninsured the same quality care others received from mainstream health care
facilities. Due to the rapid advancement in medical technology, community health centers
can now provide patient portals. These portals give all patients the ability to retrieve their
health records electronically and communicate with their health care providers as well as the
supporting staff.

A major milestone for HRCHC happened in 2012 when Joanne Grossi, Regional Director for
the United States Department of Health and Human Services visited our Portsmouth Site to
announce that we were the recipients of $600,000 New Access Point Grant. These federally
funded dollars allowed us to plan the opening of two new sites. These sites opened their
doors to the public December of 2012 and are fully operating in the East Ocean View area as
well as Norfolk’s Young’s Terrace. Since we opened the doors we have seen a total of 1,743
patients: East Ocean View with a total of 1,186 and Young’s Terrace with 557. Because of this
we are reaching more people and transforming larger portions of the community. Our promise
is to remain focused on communities and ensure that we give them quality health care and
superior service.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member