New Healthcare Facility Aims to Connect With The Community

New Healthcare Facility Aims to Connect With The Community

Rising Sun Health Center, a program of Public Health Management Corporation and one of five nurse-managed federally qualified health centers in the PHMC health network, opened the doors of their new health center this fall at One & Olney Square. The 7,500 square foot facility is three times larger than Rising Sun’s previous area location, allowing for expanded services including primary care and social services, along with elder-friendly facilities and 12 state-of-the-art exam rooms. It’s more than what they had at their previous site. “We’ve been getting a lot of people,” said Mariam Salahou, a nurse practitioner at Rising Sun.  “People will be like, ‘Oh yeah, I go to that place.’ ‘You guys moved here?’ ‘I live back there.’ ‘I live next door.’ We’ve been getting a lot of them.” Rising Sun Health Care Center, is a program of Public Health Management Corporation and one of five nurse-managed federally qualified health centers in the PHMC health networkData from PHMC’s 2012 Pennsylvania Household Health...
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Tending To Community

Tending To Community

Tree Tenders is a city-wide program in Philadelphia developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The primary mission of the program is to encourage people to volunteer and plant trees in their neighborhood. John Dobbs, coordinator for the Olney Tree Tenders, had always been a lover of trees and when first hearing about the Tree Tenders, had wanted to learn how to get more involved with the program. “We needed three people from our neighborhood in order to go to their training,” Dodds said.  “So it was me, my wife and another person. We were able to start the Olney program in 2011.” The main focus of the Olney Tree Tenders is planting what they call “street trees” in neighborhoods alongside the homes of Olney residents. Together with his staff of all volunteers, Dodds ventures out into the community to solicit people who may want trees planted by their home. Read the full story...
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