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  • CHI WELCOMES YVETTE CASAS, DIRECTOR OF MANAGED CARE

    Yvette Casas is the new Director of Managed Care at CHI. The department oversees referrals, HEDIS (Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set), a set of managed care performance measures, Care Coordination, and Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education Services (CARES). Yvette began the first stage of......

  • MEET OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF PATIENT SERVICES SANDRA REYES

    Sandra Reyes is the new Director of Patient Services. Reyes comes with more than 20 years of experience in the Healthcare industry which includes software and administration knowledge. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, in New Jersey and a master’s degree from Florida......

  • FASTING AWAY THE EXTRA WEIGHT

    It is that time of the year when everyone wants an easy, fast way to get rid of all the extra pounds gained during the holidays. Some turn to fasting as a way to lose the weight. Those who do it drink only water or......

  • DENTAL SEALANTS PROTECT TEETH AS YOUR CHILD GROWS

    Eight-year-old Genesis Guevara loves to smile and wants to keep her pearly whites healthy. Unlike her 4 siblings, she has never had a cavity. On her regularly scheduled dental cleaning at Community Health of South Florida’s Doris Ison Dental Department, the hygienist suggests that she......

  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE DECEMBER 2018

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you. Its been a tremendous year for Community Health of South Florida, Inc (CHI) and I want to thank you for your support. Our Teaching Health Center graduated its second class of residents in 2018 and......

  • LEGISLATION APPROVED TO HELP FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

    The holidays came early in Washington D.C. as legislators in the House voted 361 to 61 to approve $1.63 billion in funding for community health centers for 2019. The Senate previously passed the bill 93 to 7. The bipartisan support will be combined with $4......

  • CHI RECOGNIZED AS HEALTH CENTER QUALITY LEADER WITH HRSA AWARD

    Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) as a “Health Center Quality Leader.” CHI received the award for placing among the top 30 percent nationwide in clinical quality measures. “This award shows our......

  • FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS REAUTHORIZED

    Intense concern and worry over funding is alleviated after Congress passed legislation to fix the health center funding cliff with a two-year extension and $600 million in additional dollars to further support health center operations and address unmet needs.  The news came as a huge......

  • Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Program

    Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Program We held a brunch on Saturday to honor the foster parents in our Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care Program. These parents really do some miraculous work with some of the most difficult children. They have turned lives around and been the......

  • Are Health Care Professionals Held to a Higher Personal Health Standard?

    As a health care professional, should I be held to a higher standard for personal health? As I type this blog entry, a half empty bag of red, white and blue peanut M&M’s sits on my desk and the yellow one on the cover of......

  • Welcome to CHI’s blog!

    Community Health of South Florida Inc.’s blog contains health tips, current medical news from infectious diseases to up-to-date advancements including treatments and medications, as well as columns from providers. This blog is an opportunity for CHI to share relevant and important health care information to......

  • CHI Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Community Health Centers

    We are about to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the National Association of Community Health Centers. In the 1960’s, this community health center model was brought to the United States from South Africa. This one-stop model allows patients the convenience of taking care of......

  • Get a Yearly Mammogram to Help Detect Breast Cancer

    One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer disease over the course of her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in women. The cancer forms in tissues of the breast, usually in the tubes that......

  • Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege

    We’ve all heard this before, and, I agree: health care should be a right, not a privilege. Recently, a decision was made by the U.S. Supreme Court (King v. Burwell) to uphold the payment of premium tax credits to qualified people. The argument was over the......

  • Upcoming School Year Might Create Anxiety in Children

    Our children are constantly changing throughout the year, from physical to emotional changes.  But, there is one time of the year that academic and social demands go through the biggest change. That time is now! Summer represents fun, sun, and a much needed break for......

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