The theme of this Health Center Week is “The chemistry for community is strong”
So, I’ve put together some words that, if my voice was better, could be a song.
Webster defines the combination of substances as chemistry
CHCs’ mix includes clinical, behavioral, enabling and dentistry
The people who work in health centers are so upbeat
When a patient comes in, staff are up on their feet to greet.
Within the 4 walls of your local clinic
Patients who visit wait only a few minutes
To see clinicians who, to the community, are loyal
They treat everyone visiting the clinic like a royal.
All the clinic staff have an energy that does not waver
As they listen carefully to the words and behaviors
Of the friends and neighbors who come with unique needs
Staff endeavor to sow the fertile seeds
That, with caring and encouragement, bloom at length
So our patients achieve their best health.
Today we recognize
Special staff whose commitment is certified,
Those exceptional people who daily set a high bar –
These are our Alaska Health Center Super Stars!
— Nancy Merriman
Alaska Primary Care Association