October is Pinkalicious!

2019-10-09T17:45:11+00:00October 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Kelly Kellerman, LSMW Social Work Manager All the vibrant colors of fall come out in October -  red, yellow, orange and Pink! PINK?!  In October we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the pink ribbon is the symbol. The color pink is not a girlie, wimpy color. It’s strength.  It’s tough.  It’s hope.  At [...]

Pardon our dust!

2019-08-12T19:56:56+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE, Executive Director I’m proud to ask for your pardon as we kick up some dust at our Thea Bowman Health Center on 6 Mile Rd. in Detroit as we begin a major renovation and upgrade to make things better for our team, patients and the community. This project [...]

CMH to FQHC: A Transition to Success

2019-07-02T14:44:47+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Crystal Bell, CPSS I thought that transitioning from a CMH to a FQHC would be somewhat challenging, but it has emerged into a second nature for me. Being a consumer in CMH, it had become familiar but once I had become a peer, it felt very normal. At the time, CMH’s were dealing with [...]

We’re growing!

2019-06-08T12:07:49+00:00June 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE, Executive Director Mark your calendars! On June 20th, we will proudly (and formally) open the doors of our newest facility on the campus of Focus: HOPE. Our new facility at 1355 Oakman becomes our fifth healthcare facility in our family of health centers around Detroit and in Warren. [...]

We’re popping up around town!

2019-04-09T23:56:55+00:00April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE, Executive Director If anyone has wondered who we are, where we are or what we do, they’ll wonder no more! As part of our emerging marketing and outreach efforts, we are now proudly displayed on three (3) billboards around town. This is not just a display of Advantage [...]

Honoring Our History: Thea Bowman

2019-01-30T22:02:42+00:00January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director As we continue to grow, it is imperative that we recognize the foundation upon which we stand. The names of those we honor and whose commitment we continue to serve can be found on our health centers, including Thea Bowman. Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves, [...]

We are 100%!

2019-01-30T22:02:48+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

By Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director Use of the term “100” says many things, but always conveys optimum strength and participation. I am proud to say that at Advantage we, too, are 100 when it comes to a commitment to the community we serve. Some of our providers recently signed a pledge, [...]

We Are What We Give

2019-01-02T17:19:02+00:00December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

by Nina Abubakari, MPH, MBA, JD, FACHE Executive Director The holidays are all about giving, but at Advantage, we understand that what we give defines who we are all-year long. At our recent all-staff meeting, we engaged in an exercise to see how staff defined “Customer Service” and the results were great. Feedback included everything [...]

Top Three Flu Shot Myths

2018-12-11T15:25:20+00:00November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Daniel Zemke, BA, CAPM Outreach and Engagement Representative Advantage Health Center Top Three Flu Shot Myths by Daniel Zemke There is a lot of confusion over the flu shot. I hear a lot of people say: “I don’t need the flu shot because I never get sick.” “I wash my hands so I don’t [...]

Patient Satisfaction

2018-04-05T17:23:20+00:00April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By Lawana Batiste, RN, BSN Director, Clinical Services I work alongside some hardworking men and women. It is always my hope that patient satisfaction is their number one priority, because patient satisfaction is certainly mine. An exceptional experience has an inherent value to patients. A good patient experience can be associated with important clinical outcomes. [...]