Fetter Health Care Network offers daily special events for National Health Center Week

Fetter Health Care Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), will participate in National Health Center Week from Sunday, August 12 to Friday, August 17.

This annual weeklong event is hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network and seeks to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's health centers.

"This is a great event that allows us to connect with our community and share the incredible work our team has been a part of over the years," said Aretha R. Jones, CEO of Fetter Health Care Network. "This week will truly be a celebration of our past, present and future."

According to the National Health Center Week's website, health centers serve approximately 27 million patients every year, and that number continues to grow with the demand for affordable primary care.

Every year, National Health Center Week celebrates the work and services health centers provide to special populations within their community on designated days during the week.

The schedule of events for Fetter Health Care Network's celebration includes:

" Sunday, August 12 - Children's Health Day at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium (340 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401) and Gadsdenboro Park (303 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401) as part of the City of Charleston's First Day Festival from 1-4 p.m.
" Monday, August 13 - Patient Appreciation Day at Cross, Downtown, Dental, Enterprise, Hollywood, Johns Island, Summerville and Walterboro locations.
" Tuesday, August 14 - Steps to Healthier Community Public Housing Day at the Charleston Housing Authority (550 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403) from 3-6 p.m.
" Wednesday, August 15 - Honoring Health Center Heroes Day/Employee and Board Member/Legislative Appreciation Day and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Thaddeus J. Bell, M.D. Family Health Center at the new Summerville location (130 Varnfield Dr., Summerville, SC 29483) from 4-7 p.m.
" Thursday, August 16 - Health Care for the Homeless Day at Mall Park (68 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403) from 12:30-3 p.m.
" Friday, August 17 - Agricultural Worker Health Center Day at Boone Hall Farms (2521 N. Hwy. 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466) and Old Smoaks Middle School (906 Sunrise Rd., Smoaks, SC 29481).

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