News & Announcements

Longtime SJFMC President/CEO Linda Y. Flake Receives NAACP Health Award

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

The Atlantic City Branch of the NAACP honored Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers’ (SJFMC) President/CEO Linda Y. Flake during the 46th Annual Freedom Fund Breakfast. Flake received the Health Award in recognition of her tireless dedication to eliminating disparities in health care. Five other individuals received awards for their work in the fields of business, education, environmental protection and community service. The theme, “We Will Not Be Silent,” called for community members to support and encourage one another in their…

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The Cliff is Fixed! Congress Passes Bipartisan Budget Package With Health Center Funding

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Congress passed a bipartisan spending package that included an additional two years of funding for Community Health Centers, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program. To add to the good news, we’re also happy to report that health center funding will increase by $600 million over the two-year period; specifically, the Community Health Center Fund will increase from $3.6 billion per year to $3.8 billion in FY18 and $4.0 billion in…

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SJFMC Advocates for the 24 Million who rely on Health Centers During Red Alert – A National Day of Demonstration in Washington

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

By: Toni Granato, New Jersey Primary Care Association Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) patients, doctors, nurses and other advocates will be in Washington, D.C. for a national press conference to discuss the urgent need to reinstate FQHC funding. The “Day of Demonstration -Red Alert for Community Health Centers” Fly-In press conference was held on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 AM. The press conference took place at the Capitol Triangle (outside the Capitol Building). Since 1965, FQHCs (also known as Community…

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SJFMC Celebrates 40 years of Commitment, Compassion and Care with Fundraising Gala in Atlantic City

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers celebrated its rich 40-year legacy during the Ruby Gala/Fundraiser on November 11, 2017 at One Atlantic in Atlantic City. Supporters from across the state and beyond joined forces to recognize SJFMC’S 40 years of “Commitment, Compassion, and Care for South Jersey Families.” Honored at the event were Past President, Kathy Rigby, for 25 years of voluntary board service and President/CEO, Linda Y. Flake for 25 years of unwavering leadership and dedication as the chief executive…

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In Farm’s Way: Garden Gives Burlington City Students a Taste of Healthy, Helpful Harvest

Friday, October 27th, 2017

By: Todd McHale Burlington County Times, Staff Writer BURLINGTON CITY — After weeks of nurturing crops, the city’s high school students joined state and local dignitaries to celebrate the first harvest of the South Jersey Family Medical Center’s community/learning garden. Following a dedication ceremony, a dozen students showed off the bounty grown in the back of the center on High Street, and then got to work cultivating, with the help of guests. The garden is part of the center’s new…

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SJFMC Wins Runner-up Award in NACHC’s 2017 NHCW Picture Contest

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers was one of 12 winners in this year’s NACHC picture contest. The annual showcase honors the best of Community Health Centers across the United States. The Picture Contest Grand Prize Winner received a $500 NACHC sponsorship for National Health Center Week 2018, a canvas print-out of their submission, a copy of the 2018 Health Centers Calendar with their picture featured on the cover and a 2017 NHCW t-shirt. The 11 picture runners-up will receive a…

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