BOWLING GREEN — Wood County Community Health and Wellness Center has been crowned as a 2017 Ultimate Health Center Champion after receiving more than 4,000 votes in a contest from the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers.
The competition in honor of National Health Center Week came down to the wire, with Wood County edging out Erie County in voting that ended Aug. 17.
Wood County Community Health and Wellness Center will receive $150 and recognition at OACHC’s fall conference in October. Wood County competed against 15 others in the contest’s Featherweight Division, meant for health centers with up to 7,000 clients.
“We’re very proud to have been named one of OACHC’s Ultimate Health Center Champions,” said Kami Wildman, outreach and enrollment specialists for Wood County Community Health and Wellness Center. “We think this speaks to the level of service that we provide to our patients, and the important role our health center has in our community.”
Wood County will be vying for votes again in a few weeks when OACHC conducts a photo and video contest, with finalists recruiting support through Facebook and YouTube. Information will be released in advance of the voting, which is expected to begin Sept. 11.
The mission of Wood County Health District is to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the health of everyone in Wood County. Our Community Health and Wellness Center provides comprehensive medical services for men, women and children. We welcome all patients, including uninsured or underinsured clients, regardless of their ability to pay, and we accept most third-party insurance. For more information, visit www.woodcountyhealth.org