The Baltimore Sun: Letters - Generous support helped create new health facility for south county

"I would like to thank Charles “Chuck” Goodman and Lauren King of the CR Goodman Associates architectural firm for the outstanding service they have given to our small community health center here in south county.

"They have, over the past year, directed our behavioral health project from the plan drawings through the building phase by the Mackenzie Contracting Co. in the space once occupied by the post office.

"The space has been totally renovated and rebuilt to accommodate two therapists with offices, a group therapy meeting room and another room for use in tele-psychiatry encounters. This is a service greatly needed in south county, giving access to care for members of the community with behavioral health issues.

"This is the second time Chuck Goodman has volunteered his company and his personal talents to Owensville Primary Care. In 2001 and 2002 he managed the renovation project of the health center in which we tore down and completely rebuilt the interior of the building.

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"Our community health center has offered assistance on a sliding-fee scale to our community for 43 years on the basis that no neighbor will ever go without needed health care. We give medical care to friends and neighbors in our community without regard to their ability to pay for those services.

"The assistance from generous members of our community like Chuck Goodman helps us to support our mission by offsetting costs with volunteer expertise and labor.

"On behalf of our patients and the community, we thank CR Goodman  Associates and the Mackenzie Contracting Co., which did the construction at the lowest possible cost. They are true community service volunteers."

-Sylvia Fielder Jennings
CEO
Owensville Primary Care

 
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