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"Pittsburgh has been named the “most livable city” six times since 2000 by The Economist, Forbes and Places Rated Almanac. It also has landed on more than 200 “best” lists including “40 Prettiest Cities in the World”.


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"That is when it dawned on me that some people may not even attempt to navigate the health care system. Whether they feel it is a language barrier or patients do not know what to ask or who to call, all patients deserve access to healthcare services. The unique positions at SHHC have made me realize the necessity in offering patients the option of having someone schedule their appointments to improve their access to specialty services. "
Date of Publication: 12/21/2019
Author: Irving.Torres
One thing that I really admire about the center that I serve in is that no matter what a patient’s immigration, insurance, or financial status is, that patient will be served. Many patients have called the center concerned about their immigration status and worried that they would not be able to come in for an appointment. However, I have always been elated to inform them that all health services are available to them at the center despite their lack of insurance.
Date of Publication: 12/19/2019
Author: Irving.Torres
"When people think of healthcare, the most obvious examples given are the physician, the nurse, or the hospital. However, healthcare is much more than that. In the arena of healthcare and public health, there lies a web of clinicians, community organizations, support services and more that strengthen the connection between the healthcare providers and the populations they serve."
Date of Publication: 12/04/2019
Author: Irving.Torres
"My first couple of months serving at BH Medical Respite were especially important because I learnt what it meant to meet clients where they are and the importance of empowerment. I am incredibly thankful for the BH Medical Respite team in showing me how to provide holistic, patient centered care with the homeless population."
Date of Publication: 11/09/2019
Author: Irving.Torres
"Why do people volunteer? When asked this question, I think most people would answer with something along the lines of, “Because it feels good to help others.” But where does this “good” feeling come from? Is it because it truly feels good to know you are helping make someone’s life better or meeting a need in an underserved community? Or, is it because volunteering allows us to absolve ourselves of some of the guilt we feel for being more privileged than others?"
Date of Publication: 07/19/2019
Author: Rebecca.Russell

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