2018 SJFMC Health Center Hero Finalists

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Image Caption: Our Health Center Heroes pictured from left to right: Connie Moreno, Buttonwood; Randy Pruden, Burlington; Laquana Johnson, Merle Pavilion/Pleasantville; Maritza Barreto, English Creek; Lamar Shockley, Atlantic City Center; Daisy Zamora, Atlantic City Women & Children’s; Stephanie Jean-Joseph, Migrant Outreach; Roque Conforme, Hammonton; Rosann Williams, Salem
This year, the theme of National Health Center Week was Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes. These are individuals whose work and passion for improving health outcomes in communities have made a lasting, positive impact on our more than 50,000 patients. According to SJFMC President/CEO, Linda Flake, “Health centers are about people: our patients, providers, nurses, medical and dental assistants, care managers, front desk staff, translators, outreach staff, health educators, management teams, and voluntary board members and staff that go above and beyond to make lives better. Our health center heroes!” Thanks to the hard work and commitment of the heroes featured above, non-profit community health centers like SJFMC, the third largest in New Jersey, are a community “safety net” for vulnerable populations. They provide primary health care, including medical, dental, and mental health services; regardless of ability to pay. Our more than 41-year legacy of eliminating barriers to care would not be possible without the contributions of our Health Center Heroes, who work hard to improve lives every day. We salute you for your service and your commitment to our communities! Our 2018 Super Hero finalists: Connie Moreno and Randy Pruden