Inner City Health Center has been providing quality, comprehensive medical and dental care as well as individual and family counseling to the uninsured, underinsured and underserved for three decades, and on Saturday, Aug. 24, the Center marked the kickoff of its 30th year with a Founder’s Garden Dedication and Volunteer Appreciation Day. More than 80 supporters attended the event.
Founded in 1983, the Center has expanded from a small neighborhood clinic in Denver’s Five Points, to an award-winning community health care center that has served hundreds of thousands of patients, more than a quarter of which come from outside of Denver, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas and Jefferson counties.
COPIC, a leading medical liability insurance provider and health care advocate for risk management and patient safety, was recognized as the Center’s Corporate Partner of the Year. COPIC employees volunteered their time and helped with landscaping and brush clearing to make way for the new Founder’s Garden and its dedication.
Other volunteers who were recognized include Volunteer of the Year, Carol Robinson, who has coordinated the Reach Out and Read and other literacy promotion efforts for more than a decade.
“Each year, Inner City Health Center provides 20,000 patient visits to children and adults, people who otherwise would not receive the care they need,” said Kraig Burleson, CEO. “Without our volunteers and supporters we wouldn’t be here. We are even more grateful for their ongoing support as we enter a new era in American health care access.”
Inner City Health Center is located at 3800 York St. in Denver. For more information, visit http://www.innercityhealth.com/ or call (303) 296-1767.