Fetter Health Care Network will host Eric D. Hargan, the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 51 Nassau St. in Charleston. Hargan will join members from Fetter’s team for a round table between 8:45 and 10 a.m., discussing the Federally Qualified Health Center’s (FQHC) role in combatting the opioid crisis and HIV epidemic here in the Lowcountry and how FQHCs are tackling these issues throughout the U.S.
“We are honored to welcome Deputy Secretary Hargan to our headquarters here in Charleston,” said Aretha R. Jones, CEO of Fetter Health Care Network. “We’re grateful that Mr. Hargan values the FQHC’s throughout our country and that he sees that vital role that they play in caring for America citizens. Our team is thrilled for the opportunity to host him here in the Lowcountry and to discuss the top issues relating to healthcare that we face today.”
As Deputy Secretary of HHS, Hargan serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the largest department in the federal government, leading over 80,000 employees across 26 divisions. He was sworn into his position on Oct. 6, 2017 and served as Acting Secretary of HHS from October 2017 to January 2018. Hargan is now responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and management of the department in addition to leading policy and strategy development.
Fetter Health Care Network is a FQHC that has been serving the Lowcountry for more than 50 years, providing care in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties in more than 20 different sites. Fetter is a chartered 501(c)3 nonprofit and is a recognized NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home. To learn more about Fetter Health Care Network, visit FetterHealthCare.org.
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