Reach Out and Read

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This national literacy program trains doctors and nurses to advise parents on the importance of reading aloud. The program began in 1989 at Boston City Hospital when nurses and doctors brought books to the pediatric waiting area so that children and parents could read together while waiting for an appointment.

The program emphasizes the importance of literacy as part of preventive checkups for children 6 months to 5 years of age. New developmentally appropriate books are presented to these young patients at each well-child checkup.

In March 2002, Community Healthcare Center launched this program for its pediatric patients. The Wichita Falls Kiwanis Club contributed the needed seed money and volunteers consistent with its objective of promoting literacy to children. An additional grant, covering books, was procured from the Reach Out and Read Foundation for the first year. The Junior League of Wichita Falls adopted the program for four years, contributing funding and volunteers to read to children in patient waiting areas.

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- Dental Patient

Mission

To provide access to high quality, respectful and patient-centered primary and preventive healthcare services for everyone.

Vision

Community Healthcare Center will eliminate health disparities and inequities in our community by being the provider of choice for primary medical, dental and behavioral healthcare services.

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Community Healthcare Center held its grand opening, ribbon cutting and dedication this morning for Community Healthcare Center at Zundy. Here is a short video from the ribbon cutting. ...

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Community Healthcare Center held its grand opening, ribbon cutting and dedication this morning for Community Healthcare Center at Zundy. The first community school-based health center is dedicated to Ralph O. Harvey III. Mr. Harvey has been an integral part of the federally qualified health center in north Texas since the beginning. Ralph Harvey, Ray Clymer, and Bob Gunn spearheaded the fundraising campaign in the early 90s to bring a health center to Wichita Falls, which was named Community Healthcare Center.

In 2019, Community Healthcare Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Allen Patterson, brought an idea to their board of directors to bring a school-based community health center to this area. The idea was then taken to Mr. Michael Kuhrt, WFISD Superintendent of Schools, and the WFISD School Board who approved the measure and donated the land to build the new clinic. Then, the campaign fundraising was then put into motion by Mr. Harvey who raised the entire amount to bring this health center site into reality. “His dedication to the health center and its success has been a blessing to our patients and our community since the beginning,” stated Allen Patterson.

The school-based community health center now houses two healthcare providers seeing patients Monday through Friday with seven support staff members. “The clinic is beautiful, and the patients love it,” stated April Williams, a Community Healthcare Center at Zundy Family Nurse Practitioner.
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Congratulations on all you are doing to heal the world!!

Great pictures! I do love your tie!

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Visit our TodayCare walk in clinic on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to Noon! TodayCare serves children and adults experiencing an unexpected illness. No appointments necessary. Please call (940) 766-6306 for more information or visit: bit.ly/3vTQD9c ...

Visit our TodayCare walk in clinic on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to Noon! TodayCare serves children and adults experiencing an unexpected illness. No appointments necessary. Please call (940) 766-6306 for more information or visit: https://bit.ly/3vTQD9c
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