[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 127 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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RECOGNIZING BALDWIN FAMILY HEALTH CARE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
HON. BILL HUIZENGA
in the house of representatives
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mr. HUIZENGA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Baldwin Family
Health Care, a community health center in Baldwin, Michigan, for their
50 years of dedicated service. On Friday, August 11, 2017, they will
celebrate this momentous anniversary.
Founded in 1967, Baldwin Family Health Care is a non-profit,
Federally Qualified Health Center that provides quality, integrated,
and comprehensive health care services that are accessible to all. At
the time, it was the nation's third community health center and the
first of its kind in Michigan.
Committed to providing primary health care to families in the
surrounding communities, Baldwin Family Health Care offers one-stop
medical shopping opportunities. This includes primary medical care,
dental, lab, x-ray, pharmacy, behavioral health, health education,
perinatal services, and vision services. They also provide school-based
child and adolescent health centers for the Baldwin area.
Baldwin Family Health Care serves the uninsured and underinsured in
Lake County. Baldwin Family Health Care is purposely located to care
for families in need, especially those in Lake County's nearby public
housing. Baldwin Family Health Care is implementing new health
initiatives to further strengthen health services for the poor. It is
more than just treatment for illnesses and injuries; there is also an
emphasis on education and prevention that promotes wellness to help
people lead healthier lives.
Today, they have additional centers in White Cloud, Grant, Cadillac
and McBain. In all, Family Health Care serves 30,000 medical patients
and nearly 8,000 dental patients.
The efforts and success of Baldwin Family Health Care in providing
health education, health care, and community services should be
celebrated. Congratulations to Baldwin Family Health Care on your 50th
Anniversary, and thank you for your compassion for communities in West