COAST CITIES — The first in a series of North County Health Services
“Celebrating our Clinicians” evening receptions was held in Carlsbad in October.
NCHS will host these gatherings to recognize its outstanding clinicians and its work in providing medical and dental services in each individual community it serves. The informative receptions are a way to update donors about new NCHS programs, to continue outreach efforts and to introduce new community and business leaders to NCHS services.
NCHS welcomed employees from Covidien at the reception who presented a $10,000 gift in support of the NCHS “Preventing Obesity in Children with Asthma” program. The money will allow NCHS to expand its Family Nutrition Program, which was created to respond to a general trend of higher Body Mass Indexes in pediatric patients who suffer from asthma. Asthma is a common diagnosis in children with a Body Mass Index at or greater than 25. At present, NCHS has 1,023 children diagnosed with asthma and of these, 753 or 73.6 percent are impacted by obesity.
NCHS utilizes a family-centered health care approach that is characterized by a partnership between the family and medical providers. Many NCHS programs, such as the Family Nutrition Program, are not possible without the support of our donors and community partners.
For more information about North County Health Services to volunteer or attend a Clinician Celebration reception, contact Dana Withall, development director, at (760) 736-6710. North County Health Services is a private not-for-profit organization that serves more than 60,000 patients annually at 11 health centers in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Ramona and San Marcos and two mobile clinics.