Best of show: Stephen Magyar “Navy”
First Place: Riley Johnson “Aubrey Drake Graham
Second Place: Carol Hall “White Bird”
Third Place: Edward Louden “Eagles on Tree”
The show was judged by Vonda McDonald. McDonald studied art at Ohio State University. She currently teaches elementary art at Olentangy Local School District.
The artwork will be on display until September 24 at the Champaign County Arts Council.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fun this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
For more information, contact the Arts Council at 937-653-7557.
The Champaign County Animal Welfare League's Dog Park and Trails will be having its grand opening on Sunday, September 26th from 2:00pm-5:00pm!
There will be food prepared by Recovery Zone of Urbana, live music by Charlie Tatman, prizes, and 10% off new memberships! Come out to see the new dog park and walking trails and have some fun!
Located at 3858 ST RT 56, Mechanicsburg.
Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy have been educating and certifying volunteers and their own dogs for animal assisted therapy nationally since 2006. They serve in schools, retirement communities, veteran services, crisis intervention and people in need primarily in the Miami Valley. The benefit and impact that pet assisted therapy has on both physical and mental healing is undeniable.
Zeigler shared how special it will be to be back in the school volunteering where she spent so many wonderful years.
The core of Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy is servitude and their reach is immeasurable in the communities they serve. Each year they choose an organization or worthy cause to support. Karen, who sits on the selection committee chose West Liberty-Salem elementary educators to be one of this year’s recipients. They gave 39 teachers $50 cash to put towards their classroom and supplies, a personalized mug, kind words of encouragement, and of course, a visit with their dogs!
West Liberty-Salem is excited to embark on this new adventure with Karen, Millie and Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy, who will begin volunteering at WL-S this fall.
“We are very much looking forward to Karen, Millie and all of their friends to visit with our staff and students in the future,” Aaron Hollar, shared. As the principal of the elementary, he and his team work hard to make school a place that students are excited to be. “We try to make school a fun, safe place for students to learn and having visits from this group will certainly help with that goal. We are very thankful that there are volunteers like this in our community that want to help make the day better for our students!”
Programs will include reading with Millie, teaching animal safety with young students, working with Guidance Counselor Matt Westfall, companionship, and serve in crisis situations when needed.
Submitted by Alliison Wygal.
CHQR awards recognize Health Care Program awardees that made notable quality improvement achievements from the most recent reporting period. In the last reporting period, CHWP served more than 8,200 patients for a variety of services, including mental health services and substance use disorders. CHWP received the Silver HRSA Health Center Quality Leader Award for achieving the best overall clinical quality performance measures among all health centers nationwide. CHWP earned the Silver tier, ranking in the top 11-20 percent of health centers nationally.
Supporting CHWP’s mission of increasing access to health care, CHWP was recognized with the Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality. CHWP had to meet all HIT services criteria, which included advancements in telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care. CHWP also earned the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition. This acknowledgment is given to health centers that achieve PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
CHWP currently has three locations, with a fourth opening in Q1 2022 in Urbana, Ohio. Earlier this year, CHWP launched a school-based health center and a mobile unit. A second school-based health center is anticipated to open in winter 2022.“We work extremely hard to make sure we are constantly improving our quality of care, so to rank so high nationally means we are providing a better experience for our patients,” Tara Bair, president and CEO of CHWP, said.
About Community Health & Wellness Partners
Community Health & Wellness Partners opened its door in March 2014 with a mission to provide quality, whole person, patient-centered medical care to the residents of Logan and surrounding counties. With locations now in Bellefontaine, Indian Lake and West Liberty, the nonprofit organization’s services include primary care, integrated behavioral health care, clinical primary care,pharmacy services, nutrition services and more.
CHWP offers patients a team-based approach to their care, supporting their primary care provider so that the patient can experience a more well-rounded approach to addressing their health care needs. CHWP delivers care to patients regardless of their age, gender, income level, insurance or ability to pay.This health center is a grantee of funding awards supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Further, this health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C.254b and deemed a Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n) and a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) entity. For more information, visit www.chwpcares.org