What do a medical technologist and healthcare volunteer; a first-generation American; a Holocaust survivor; and the founding physician of Patients First all have in common?
They are each honored by having an area or room named after them at Care Point Health & Wellness Center in Tallahassee.
“To have a room or area named after you at Care Point is the ultimate tribute and recognition,” says Stanley Kahn II, Board President. “Each person is so unique and special – I am pleased to be able to share details about each of them:
Mary Jo Coffman served others for over 40 years in Athens, Alabama, as a Medical Technologist before she retired to Tallahassee and started volunteering in a variety of healthcare settings – including Capital Regional Medical Center. It is so appropriate that our Laboratory, used everyday for the health of others, is named in her honor.
Edith Rabin Linn was the first in her family born in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She devoted her life to her family, faith, and community and was known for her kindness, generous spirit, and integrity. We are so pleased that the Kid’s Nook is designated for her.
Gary H Philipp was born in 1927 in Germany. Gary survived two different Nazi concentration camps. After his immigration to the United States, he and his partner, Anton, lived in San Francisco and Hawaii. Following Anton’s death, Gary moved to Florida where he was active in Holocaust education. Our Community Room, home to many trainings and seminars, is the perfect place to pay tribute to all that Gary stood for.
Dr Thomas L Hicks was both a practicing physician and the medical administrator for Patients First, a local health care center. One of the first physicians to care for people living with HIV, Dr Hicks was actively involved with the inception of Big Bend Cares and later served on the Board of Directors for over ten years. Being that Care Point is our medical facility, having Exam Room #1 named after Dr Hicks is a very suitable tribute to his work,” added Kahn.
Is there someone special in your life that you wish to honor in a unique and permanent manner? A Naming is the perfect opportunity to show how much he or she means to you, your business, or your organization.
At Care Point Health & Wellness Center, Naming Gifts not only offer the chance to pay tribute to a very special person, but they also help Big Bend Cares continue to provide available and accessible no-cost comprehensive health care services to those we serve. For more information, please email Stephanie Schwartz at SSchwartz@bigbendcares.org or call 850-656-2437 extension 109.
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This article originally appeared on Tallahassee Democrat: Care Point Health names rooms to honor Tallahassee residents