Muskegon, MI – The story began in 1992, with an increased rate of pre-term, low birthweight babies. “No one was addressing this issue and access to prenatal care for low income pregnant women in Muskegon was limited,” says CEO, Linda Juarez. As a result, Hackley Community Care opened its doors in a renovated, tiny brown house on the Hackley Hospital Campus, and began offering Obstetrical and medical services.
In 1992, Hackley Community Care moved to a building on the corner of Peck and Barney and began the Certified Nurse Midwifery Program that provided prenatal care, delivery and follow-up with pregnant mothers. Soon after, we added home services to pregnant mothers with a licensed social worker, nurse, and a dietician.
Hackley Community Care continued to grow from there, and moved to our current location at 2700 Baker Street, and received Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status. From these humble beginnings, Hackley Community Care has continuously expanded to provide an array of services that include dental, behavioral health, a pharmacy (Community Care Pharmacy), and other supporting programs such as Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and Komen Breast & Cervical services, to name a few. All of our service are designed to meet the needs of those who are disenfranchised. Today, we have locations at the Mercy Health Partners – Hackley Campus, an Integrated Health Center (IHC) at HealthWest, full adolescent Teen Health Centers at Muskegon High School and Oakridge Public Schools, and school based behavioral health services throughout Muskegon.
“We continue our quest to be good for our Patients, Community and Staff. I can speak for the entire Board of Directors in stating that we will continue striving to assure quality services and supports to the residents of Muskegon County. We are so grateful for the partnerships and support from the community” says Cheryl Nebedum, Chairperson Hackley Community Care Board of Directors.
Hackley Community Care will celebrate their 25-year milestone with several events throughout the year. We believe it is important to give back to our community, so we will be sharing our successes with a Community Day Celebration Event on Saturday, July 22nd from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in our parking lot at 2700 Baker Street. This fun-filled Community Day Celebration will include games, face painting, live radio remote, a reading and activity corner for kids, a dunk tank, youth activities, community vendors sharing resources and education, food, prizes, and much more.
Subsequent events include Hackley Community Care Tours on The Trolley. Legislators, local elected officials, business and community leaders are invited to take a ride on the trolley with us on:
August 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in celebration of National Health Center Week
September 20th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm.
This will be the perfect opportunity learn about our patient services offered, why funding is crucial to us as a health center, and to the citizens of Muskegon County, and tour several of our facilities throughout Muskegon County.
If you have questions regarding any of the events or would like to join us on one of the Trolley Day tours, please contact: Paula Anderson at (231) 733-6751 or PAnderson@hccc-health.org.
To learn more about Hackley Community Care please visit www.hackleycommunitycare.org .