Nearly 300 neighbors visited Progressive Community Health Center’s Lisbon Avenue location Aug. 15 for a day of fun, food and better health. Many women took some well-deserved time for themselves and received screening mammograms and learned more about keeping fit and healthy.
The event celebrated the opening of Lisbon Avenue Health Center’s new imaging suite, which brings radiology services including digital mammography, ultrasound and X-ray to patients at the Lisbon Avenue Health Center for the first time.
Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital, reinforced the importance of serving our entire community to reduce health disparities. Progressive Community Health Centers serves about 11,500 patients annually, 75 percent of whom are low income.
The agency expanded its Lisbon Avenue Health Center in 2015, supported by a $2 million pledge from Froedtert Health. The new 42,000 square foot facility replaced a smaller, outdated building bringing Washington Park area residents greater access to primary care, women’s health services, dental care, behavioral health and laboratory services.
The community health fair on Aug. 15 offered health resources and education and was open to the public. Included among the exhibitors was the American Cancer Society, Froedtert Health, Susan G. Komen, Sister Pact, Sisters4Cure, United Methodist Children’s Services. In addition, the Milwaukee Bucks entertainment crew, including Bango, Hoop Troop and Dancers were in attendance and made sure everyone was having a fantastic time.
Jenni Sevenich, CEO, Progressive Community Health Centers gave remarks along with Cathy Buck, president, Froedtert Hospital; Bevan Baker, commissioner of health, City of Milwaukee Health Department and Gwen Moore, US congresswoman.
Message of the day was “Take charge of your health!”