G.A. Carmichael Chooses winner of The X-Box One Giveaway

(Canton, MS March 14, 2018)

Congratulations to one of our patients, and Winner of Our Patient XBox One Giveaway Ms. Glenda Blount.

    GA Carmichael Family Health Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. James Coleman Jr. and Chief Financial Officer Casey Payne Invited To The “Executive Forum for Federally     Qualified Health Centers” 

(Canton, MS March 2, 2018)

This week, G.A Carmichael Family Health Center’s CEO Dr. James Coleman Jr., and CFO Casey Payne were invited to the “Executive Forum For Federally Qualified Health Centers” hosted by Athena Health, which will be held in Boston, MA April 26-27, 2018.

At this invitation-only event, Athena Health gathers healthcare executives to explore the challenges community health centers nationwide are facing, and discuss how their organizations are improving care, reducing administrative burdens, and maximizing revenue opportunities. There will be expert facilitation by a Harvard Business School Professor Ryan Bull, all participants will be able to share barriers and best practices for improving the health of populations. Engaging patients, and remaining financially stable.

“This is important because, the state of health these days, especially in under-served communities needs to be discussed in a forum with policy makers who then can act to move the agenda forward in the provision of quality and affordable health care.” Said Dr. Coleman Jr.


(March 1,2018 Canton, MS)

Terance Jones is from Jackson, MS. He graduated from Callaway High School in 2003, and received a Mass Communication Degree from Jackson State University in 2010. Jones also played in the Arena Football League for the New Mexico Wildcats, and the San Jose Sabrecats. Jones most recently worked as Account Executive for Fox 40 and Raycom Media. Jones will now serve as our Medicaid Eligibility Worker.

Mrs. Zelda Baker, a native of Yazoo City is currently the Site Manager for the Yazoo City and Belzoni sites. She received both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and her Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Jackson State University, Jackson, MS. Mrs. Baker has 10+ years in Management and has previously worked in the Health care field. Her new duties as Site Manager include overseeing the day to day operations of the Yazoo City Main Site, 49 Junction, Belzoni and both WIC Sites. She has previously managed the Yazoo City Head Start Center and was Deputy City Clerk for the City of Yazoo City.

Andre’ Carter, a Chicago Native, graduated from Perspectives Charter High School in 2010. After Highschool he went into the US Air Force. He then attended Tougaloo College and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Radio/Television Broadcasting, Advertising/Marketing, and Public Relations, with a Minor in Arabic and Spanish. Carter has a background in Media, Advertising, Videography, Photography, Visual Effects, and Radio. Carter has been hired as our new Marketing and Communications

Stacy Hillman has been transferred to the clinical department as the Performance Improvement Coordinator. Ms. Hillman has been employed with G. A. Carmichael Family Health Center since December 19, 1994 and served in the capacities of Medical Records Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Executive Secretary, and Accountant. She is excited to join the clinical team to assist in accomplishing the common goal of Operational Excellence.

Kelly Banks-Williams, a Native of Camden, Mississippi. She graduated from Velma Jackson High School in 1996. She then went to attend Tougaloo College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administrative. Kelly started working with G.A Carmichael FHC on November 28, 2016 as a Client Care Coordinator and has transferred to Accounts Payable Manager. She is very excited about her new position and is always willing to work as a team player.

GACFHC’s Head Nurse Falasha Reed Invited To Participate In “Improving Health in Mississippi: Challenges, Barriers, and Opportunities” Health Forum 

(Canton, Ms February 13, 2018)

On February 28,2018, G.A Carmichael Family Health Center’s Head Nurse Falasha Reed will be featured as a panelist at the Health Forum titled “Improving Health in Mississippi: Challenges, Barriers, and Opportunities” which will be sponsored by Mississippi Urban Research Center (MURC) at Jackson State University.

The forum will discuss the challenges, barriers, opportunities, and innovative approaches to improve Mississippi’s health outcomes. The Forum will also bring together health professionals, health educators, community presenters, public health researchers, and policymakers. As one of the invited presenters, She will have 8–10 minutes to show an overview of her experience with current health-related issues, and to participate in discussions on ways to improve Mississippi’s health system from her perspective.

“Community Health Centers are the gap with Medicaid and Private Insurance. Community Health Centers were started because a lot of people do not qualify for Medicaid, and they can not afford Private Insurance, and that’s why the Federal Government granted Community Health Centers to exist. So when I go to the panel, I am going to discuss the importance of the Community Health Centers and all of the patients we serve. We serve the Uninsured, Underinsured, Selfpay-Patients, and we also serve the Undocumented.” Said Reed

Ms. Falasha Reed has been here at GACFHC for a total of 16 Years. She has been Head Nurse for 6 Years, and Lead Nurse for the past year. Reed received her Nursing Degree from Hinds Community College.



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