The Health Center of Southeast Texas (HCSET) celebrated National Health Center Week on Aug. 13-17. As this year’s National Health Center Week theme was “Healthcare Heroes,” HCSET personnel decided to invite local first responders to lunch as a way of thanking them for their roles as community heroes.
On Aug. 17, first responders were treated to a Chick-Fil-A meal, drinks and desserts at the Health Center of Southeast Texas’ clinic at 307 N. William Barnett Ave., Cleveland.
“We wanted to thank them for what they do for us,” said Kim Hughes, HCSET marketing director. “We see a lot of them on a regular basis, bringing patients in.”
The week of events was a boon to clients, too, who enjoyed discounted and free services. On Monday, the clinic offered free colon cancer screenings; on Tuesday, free glucose screenings were offered; on Wednesday, Hep C screenings were available for $20; on Thursday, free immunizations were given to school-age children; and on Friday, patients were given a bag of healthy food items and a small gift.
HCSET staff also donned superhero attire, including Steven Racciato, executive director, who wore a T-shirt proclaiming him as Super CEO. Employees at HCSET’s four clinics were treated to lunch and a small gift as a token of appreciation.
The Health Center of Southeast Texas has four locations: 307 N. William Barnett Ave., Cleveland (281-592-2224); 1202 N. Travis St., Liberty (936-334-1185); 11 Woodland Park Dr., Shepherd (936-628-1100); and 204 W. Park Dr., Suite #200, Livingston (936-327-4660).
By Vanesa Brashier, firstname.lastname@example.org