Brigitte McDonald named
chair of CHCA Board
She has served as Chief Executive Officer at 1st Choice Healthcare since 1997. "I'm very passionate about all the services CHCs provide and the communities we get to help," McDonald said. "We're making a difference in people's lives." Read our news release.
Senator John Boozman visits CHCs
Honored by a visit from Sen. Boozman to Community Clinic in Springdale and Boston Mountain Rural Health Center in Marshall. He touted the work of CHCs in administering the COVID-19 vaccine. "We are so very proud of them especially with the great job they've done with COVID," the senator said. Watch his video message.
Read LaShannon Spencer's
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on March 12 published a op-ed piece by the CHCA chief executive officer on the urgent need to augment the public health work force. She puts forth a bold idea: Let's start with high schools by initiating training there for licensed practical nurses.
“The community health center has become the backbone of the healthcare safety net in this country. That’s something that I don’t think we even dreamed of.”
-- Jack Geiger, father of the Community Health Center movement.
Click here to learn more about Jack and his vision.
Sadly, Jack passed away December 28. He was 95. Read about his legacy in Arkansas in Community Health, page 9.
CHCA continues to honor Jack bestowing an annual Vision Award to an innovative CHC leader at our Annual Conference.
He will be missed.