In recognition of National Health Center Week, Lake Superior Community Health Center (LSCHC), a non-profit health center organization, will be hosting two patient-focused events during the week of August 8-12 with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of health centers in the U.S.

National Health Center Week focuses on the history and importance on one of the brightest spots in America’s healthcare system – health centers. Health centers started over 50 years ago as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Today, health centers not only prevent illness and foster wellness in the most challenging populations, but they produce innovative solutions to the most pressing healthcare issues in their communities. 

“We’re proud of our role in the community and our ability to help patients improve their overall well-being in ways that work for them,” said Dayle Patterson, CEO of Lake Superior Community Health Center. “We encourage everyone to celebrate National Health Center Week and its importance to the communities they are in.” 

Founded in 1972, Lake Superior Community Health Center started out as a free clinic in the basement of Sacred Heart Church in Duluth’s Central Hillside. Since then, LSCHC has been dedicated to serving communities in the Twin Ports by providing access to quality medical, dental and behavioral healthcare. 

LSCHC will be hosting the following free special events at each of its locations in Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.

Coloring Contest

WHEN:

Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12

–      All ages are encouraged to participate

–      Recipients will be placed into a name drawing for a chance to win a prize

WHERE:

Duluth

4325 Grand Avenue

Duluth, MN 55807

Superior

3600 Tower Avenue

Superior, WI 54880

Patient Appreciation Day

WHEN:

Thursday, August 11 from 1:00-4:30pm

–      Cake and coffee available for patients

WHERE:

Duluth

4325 Grand Avenue

Duluth, MN 55807

Superior

3600 Tower Avenue

Superior, WI 54880