Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt recently signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 7-13 National Health Center Week in the city.
Officials, including the mayor, state Sen. Michael Williams and state Rep. Geoff Duncan, toured the Cumming Family Health Center — the local facility of Georgia Highlands Medical Center — to meet staff and patients and learned about services provided to the community, according to Charity McDaniel, spokeswoman for the center.
“Forsyth County has changed a great deal in the time that we have been here,” said Linda Howell, chief financial officer of Georgia Highlands Medical Services. “We have witnessed exponential growth, but the need of the community is still present, and we still strive to provide the best service available to those who need it.”
National Health Center Week is orchestrated by the National Association of Community Health Centers.
Held annually in August, the week gives community health center throughout the nation a “chance to highlight their works, reach out into the community and honor their staff and the patients they serve.”
Georgia Highlands Medical Center will host a dine-out fundraiser at CiCi’s Pizza, a staff drive for a local food bank and a patient appreciation day.