Outpatient Medical Center, Inc. in cooperation with the Bailey Heights Community Center joined forces to hand out much needed school supplies for children in the community on Aug. 4. Rekita Brown of Outpatient Medical Center, Inc. purchased supplies, organized them into back packs and issued them to school children. Brown is a certified Medicaid Counselor who is skilled at enrolling families in Medicaid where eligible or otherwise assisting patients with finding suitable health insurance plan on the Affordable Care Act Insurance Exchange.
Family Nurse Practitioner Mary Katherine Lancaster of Outpatient Medical Center signs up students to be seen in the School Bassed Health Clinic. Parents sign permission forms for their children to be examined when needed in the SBHC which is located inside L.P. Vaughan Elementary School. The clinic also serves Natchitoches Junior High.
Johnny Barnes, President Concerned Citizens of the Bailey Heights Community presented Carl I. Walters II, Chief Executive Officer of OMC with a certificate of appreciation for Outpatient Medical Center’s support for the Back-to-School event in which over 200 school children were given back to school supplies at no cost to the students or their parents. Pictured with Barnes and Walters are Brigettee’ and Carl Walters III and friend.
Johnny Barnes, President of the Concerned Citizens of the Bailey Heights Community organized the the Back-to-School event at Ross Williams Park in Natchitoches. The event brought community and business leaders together to serve the common good of school children. Barnes arrived in Natchitoches in 2007 and started the Concerned Citizens of the Bailey Heights Community in 2013. The organization was born out of need to assist children in the community. Barnes is also a member of the Voter’s League, Keep Natchitoches / Louisiana Beautiful, and the Mayor’s Heatlh and Fitness Council.