Western Pennsylvania Game Changers with Chris Hoke

Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center; A Volunteer-Powered Solution to the Health Care Crisis

May 23, 2021 Chris Hoke, Lisa Mitchell, Mark Witherspoon, Linda Thoma Season 3 Episode 1
Western Pennsylvania Game Changers with Chris Hoke
Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center; A Volunteer-Powered Solution to the Health Care Crisis
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Western Pennsylvania Game Changers with Chris Hoke
Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center; A Volunteer-Powered Solution to the Health Care Crisis
May 23, 2021 Season 3 Episode 1
Chris Hoke, Lisa Mitchell, Mark Witherspoon, Linda Thoma

We're thrilled to share our 24th episode with you! (Can you believe we've been at this for over two years now? Time flies, for sure!) 

This month, join Chris, Lisa and special co-host and former Olympic sprinter, Mark Witherspoon, as they get to know Linda Thoma, Director of Operations for the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center, located in Butler, Pennsylvania. CHC, as it's sometimes known, strives "to provide primary healthcare services - services that are needed to keep our patients healthy so they can care for their families, continue to work and be productive members of the community."  Put simply, the Community Health Center works to "fill in the gaps" for those for whom primary healthcare (including basic dental care, behavioral health care and medications) would not otherwise be available. 

Listen in as Linda explains how she got involved with CHC; how CHC has improved, and continues to improve, the lives of many in the Butler area; and how CHC's work is only possible because of the many, many dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers. Linda and her team are doing incredible work, but they always need more volunteers. That's where you come in -- please listen in to find out how you can help!

For more information about volunteering with CHC and a host of other amazing organizations, go to http://justserve.org/. Just type in your zip code to find service opportunities near you!  

Show Notes

We're thrilled to share our 24th episode with you! (Can you believe we've been at this for over two years now? Time flies, for sure!) 

This month, join Chris, Lisa and special co-host and former Olympic sprinter, Mark Witherspoon, as they get to know Linda Thoma, Director of Operations for the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center, located in Butler, Pennsylvania. CHC, as it's sometimes known, strives "to provide primary healthcare services - services that are needed to keep our patients healthy so they can care for their families, continue to work and be productive members of the community."  Put simply, the Community Health Center works to "fill in the gaps" for those for whom primary healthcare (including basic dental care, behavioral health care and medications) would not otherwise be available. 

Listen in as Linda explains how she got involved with CHC; how CHC has improved, and continues to improve, the lives of many in the Butler area; and how CHC's work is only possible because of the many, many dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers. Linda and her team are doing incredible work, but they always need more volunteers. That's where you come in -- please listen in to find out how you can help!

For more information about volunteering with CHC and a host of other amazing organizations, go to http://justserve.org/. Just type in your zip code to find service opportunities near you!