Our clinical staff and providers know the value of connecting with you – the patient – where you live, work and play. It’s about putting our patients first and living out our mission to heal, discover and educate.

Care coordinators Sandra Bartley and Jan DuRose helped live out that mission recently by spearheaded our participation in the Columbia Heights Police Community Picnic and the Community Eat & Greet, where we interacted with more than 200 community members through a Fairview health education booth.

The events were truly in the entrepreneurial effort, as Fairview’s participation was organized by Sandra and Jan themselves.

The purpose of our Fairview booth was to encourage individuals to establish provider relationships and to use the clinic instead of the ED,” says Sandra.

Staff provided free blood pressure checks, discussed preventive health and clinic services as well as well-child and immunization information in several languages. Free books were also donated to area children. In addition, Myat Tun, Fairview equity and inclusion consultant, talked to community members about the language spoken in their home.

“This event shows a small group can make a large impact on Fairview’s engagement with our communities,” says Sandra