City of Miami Beach Proclaims January 27, 2016 Miami Beach Community Health Center Day

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Representatives of Board of Directors and administration of Miami Beach
Community Health Center (MBCHC) were on hand at the City’s January 27,
2016 Presentation and Awards Commission meeting to receive an official
proclamation from Mayor Philip Levine declaring “Miami Beach Community
Health Center Day.” The proclamation acknowledged MBCHC’s history in the
community, assistance to residents with enrolling in affordable health
coverage, and high level of clinical care the Center provides. “As the Miami
Community Health Center, it is indeed an honor to be publicly
recognized by the City of Miami Beach for our work,” said Trudy Edwards,
Director of Grant and Project Development.

Originally founded in 1977 as the Stanley C. Myers Community Health
Center, the Center changed its name to Miami Beach Community Health
Center in 2001. In August 2015, the Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA) recognized MBCHC as a high value federally
qualified community health center resulting in MBCHC receiving the
highest award in the state of Florida out of 44 FQHCs and the seventh
highest award in the nation out of more than 1,153 FQHCs for “achieving
the highest levels of clinical quality performance and improvement.”
Miami Beach Community Health Center is a member of the City’s Health
Advisory Committee.

About Miami Beach Community Health Center: Since 1977,
MBCHC has been dedicated to helping the uninsured and underinsured in
South Florida obtain affordable, quality medical care. MBCHC is the only
full-service ambulatory care health center in Miami Beach offering
patients a sliding fee schedule. MBCHC is recognized as a Patient-Centered
Medical Home
by the National
Committee for Quality Assurance
and a Primary
Care Medical Home
by the Joint
. Visit
for more information.

About the City of Miami Beach: Miami Beach blends the
pleasures of a tropical island life with that of a sophisticated
metropolis. The 7.2 square mile island city is the pulse of South
Florida. From walkable neighborhoods, white sandy beaches, clear
aquamarine waters, and an extensive park system to its rich Art Deco and
MiMo architectural history and diverse entertainment and cultural
offerings, Miami Beach is where everyone wants to come to live, work and
play. Visit
for more information.


Miami Beach Community Health Center
Trudy Edwards,
305-538-8835, Ext. 1712