On March 18, 2019, the Winston-Dillard Area Chamber of Commerce recognized SouthRiver Community Health Center with the Humanitarian Award during the Chamber’s 2019 First Citizens Award Ceremony. SouthRiver was honored for excellence in promoting the health and well-being of Winston and greater Douglas county citizens.
Among the many contributions made to the community, SouthRiver was recognized for hosting the Winston Pain Summit, which addressed the problems of long-term pain, opioid misuse, and overdose. SouthRiver has also been instrumental in training Winston Police Department staff and community members in the use of life-saving Narcan to prevent overdose deaths.
The award also recognized SouthRiver for its work to support community events, such as food banks, blanket and clothing drives, community CPR and AED training, providing healthcare for the homeless, and helping people leaving prison to connect to healthcare and resources.
“The Adapt Board of Directors and administrative staff join with the SouthRiver team in expressing our collective appreciation to the Winston Area Chamber of Commerce and the greater Winston community for recognizing the contributions of the people who work so hard to make life so much better for so many. Selecting SouthRiver and its staff to receive the Humanitarian Award honors our mission and has made us very proud,” said Lee Paterson, Vice Chair of the Adapt Board of Directors. “Our SouthRiver team is committed to the highest quality patient care and to making a difference in our community.”
Adapt opened SouthRiver Community Health Center in 2006 and achieved Federally Qualified Health Center status in 2012. SouthRiver has expanded over the years to offer fully-integrated primary care and behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults, regardless of income or ability to pay. SouthRiver’s services now include diabetes care and medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorders.
Visit SouthRiver online at www.south-river.org.
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