Alcona Health Center staff honored for service

At the Michigan Primary Care Association’s 35th annual awards ceremony, the nonprofit association representing Michigan Health Centers honored the outreach and enrollment team at Alcona Health Center for its distinguished service.

The MPCA Distinguished Service Award recognizes commitment, dedication, and outstanding service on behalf of Michigan Health Center patients.

“Barbara Porrett, Mary Ouellette, Lisa Wooll, Ashley Keller, Jordan Smith, Malinda Amlotte, and Roger Baumgardner have worked tirelessly to assist Alcona, Alpena, Isoco, and Emmet County residents in enrolling in affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and Healthy Michigan Plan. It is dedication such as theirs that is making a difference in communities across the state by increasing access to care,” Kim Sibilsky, chief executive officer of Michigan Primary Care Association, said.

Alcona Health Center is one of Michigan’s 38 health center organizations that together operate 240 sites across the state, providing care to more than 600,000 patients each year regardless of insurance status or income. Michigan Health Centers are part of a nationwide network of health centers that serve the primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care needs of more than 22 million individuals in over 9,000 locations across the U.S.