Spectrum Health Services, Inc. Celebrates 50 years of Service

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Spectrum Health Services, Inc. (Spectrum), celebrated 50 years of primary health care service to the residents of Philadelphia at the Crystal Tea Room on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The celebration was attended by more than 350 guests and featured founding board members Trudy Haynes and William Brown, III, Esq. (pictured) the Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake, president, Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Access to Care Honoree), William H. Brown, Esq. (founding board member), Trudy Haynes, founder. Standing L-R, Glenn Ellis, Sr., master of ceremonies for the evening, Phyllis B. Cater, Spectrum president & CEO and Cleosie Kirkland, Spectrum board of directors, chairman.

- Leaping Lion photo as seen in SCOOP - Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

SPECTRUM HEALTH SERVICES 50TH ANNIVERSARY HONORS 50 COMMUNITY GEMS

September 29, 2017 by PIDCphila

PIDC had the privilege of attending the 50th Anniversary celebration of its client Spectrum Health Services, Inc. At which they also honored 50 Community Gems whose work aligns with their mission. PIDC’s Marla Hamilton was among those being honored.

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Spectrum is celebrating 50 years of service as a healthcare provider in the City of Philadelphia. Its model of integrated care provides services for all life-cycles and addresses the complexity of medical and social/economic issues facing its patients and the residents in the communities served. Its range of services include: Pediatrics, Ob-Gyn, Adult Health, Dental, HIV/AIDS Outreach and Primary Care, Case Management, Behavioral Health, Nutrition and Care Coordination. Among its crowning achievements is the construction of a 36,000 sq. ft. state of the art Silver LEED certified building in West Philadelphia which serves as the headquarters and flagship for the organization. PIDC provided financing for the construction of this project.

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New Center Opening Fall 2015

Grays Ferry Education and Wellness Center

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1325-49 S 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Description

Grays Ferry's only mid-rise commercial office building. Designed to house a host of social and medical services, this building is targeting tenants that will benefit the quality of life of the residents of the Grays Ferry community and Philadelphia. Join first class tenants such as Family Support Services and Spectrum Health.

Ownership is providing turn-key fit out solutions to qualified tenants. The property is undergoing a large scale redevelopment that will include new façade, new elevators, expanded roof top access and updated mechanical and electrical services. Delivering the fist tenant spaces in June, 2015.

Located in South Philadelphia, Grays Ferry is part of a resurgence of redevelopment with Philadelphia's largest institutions like UPenn and CHOP leading the way. This property is the only opportunity in the area to secure quality commercial office space. Located adjacent to a 3 acre park and with superior access to public transportation and area roadways, the James Alcorn Education and Wellness Center will be a high-traffic solution for office users and providers.

Spectrum Health Services, Inc. will occupy the 3rd floor.  Stay turn for more updates on the completion of this site.

Spectrum Health Services Completing the Capital Stack

Phyllis B. Cater, Spectrum Health Services, CEO
PIDC Philadelphia's Public-Private Economic Development Corporation

“I CAME TO PHILADELPHIA TEN YEARS AGO TO BUILD THIS CENTER,” SAID PHYLLIS B. CATER, CEO OF SPECTRUM HEALTH SERVICES. “AND BECAUSE OF PIDC, WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT. NONE OF THIS COULD’VE HAPPENED WITHOUT THE PARTNERSHIP, GUIDANCE, AND FUNDING FROM PIDC.”

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IBC Foundation recognizes Spectrum Health Services, Inc. for 47 years of Community Service

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The Independence Blue Cross Foundation will join the staff and leadership at Spectrum Health Center to celebrate National Health Center Week, which runs August 10-16. Independence Blue Cross and the IBC Foundation have together supported local community health centers for more than a decade, providing $20 million in funding for 46 community health centers throughout the five-county region, including Spectrum Health Services.

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Philadelphia Health Center Awarded for Service to Underserved

The Philadelphia Tribune

In celebration of National Health Center Week, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation officials have recognized the staff and leadership at Spectrum Health Services for its community service.  IBC Foundation president Lorina Marshall-Blake presented Spectrum president and CEO Phyllis Cater with a plaque this week for the organization’s work in providing health care services.

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Philadelphia Health Center Awarded for Service to Underserved

The Philadelphia Tribune

In celebration of National Health Center Week, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation officials have recognized the staff and leadership at Spectrum Health Services for its community service.  IBC Foundation president Lorina Marshall-Blake presented Spectrum president and CEO Phyllis Cater with a plaque this week for the organization’s work in providing health care services.

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Spectrum Health Services, Inc. Opens New Community Health Center

PIDC Philadelphia's Public-Private Economic Development Corporation

On September 27, 2013 Spectrum Health Services, Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for its new community health center in West Philadelphia. The event was widely attended by community members, elected officials and press. Although there was much enthusiasm at the groundbreaking in August of 2012, nothing could top the excitement in the air when the ribbon was cut to officially welcome the new facility to the neighborhood.

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Spectrum Health Opens New Facility

Phyllis B. Cater, Spectrum Health Services, CEO
The Philadelphia Tribune

We had maxed out our space so we couldn’t grow, so we couldn’t add staff. We couldn’t add services. It was important for the organization that if we were going to continue serving our community that we needed to have more space.

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IBC Foundation supports Spectrum Community Health Center during National Health Center Week

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In recognition of National Health Center Week August 11-17The Independence Blue Cross Foundation will present a check for $75,000 to Spectrum Health Service Inc. (SHS) in Philadelphia to support a new community health center in West Philadelphia. The Center will replace the existing Haddington Health Center.

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Come for the Health Care, Stay for the Community-Building

Phyllis B. Cater, Spectrum Health Services, CEO
Flying Kite Online Magazine

"It's a misnomer," explains Cater, "Free is an optimal word. Nothing is free. Our mission is to provide care to anyone who needs it regardless of their ability to pay. It's a sliding scale. We don't want to deny anyone access.

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Spectrum Health Services Breaks Ground On New West Philadelphia Site

Phyllis B. Cater, Spectrum Health Services, CEO
PIDC Philadelphia's Public-Private Economic Development Corporation

The new building will be state-of-the-art. Medically, the space will allow us to become a ‘medical home,’ fostering collaboration among medical, social service, behavioral and health education professionals.

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New Health Center for West Phila. Being Built

Philadelphia Business Journal

A groundbreaking is scheduled for tomorrow on a $14 million health center in West Philadelphia. The 36,000-square-foot facility at 5201 Haverford Ave. will be called the Haddington Health Center and is a federally qualified community health center that will be operated by Spectrum Health Services, Inc. 

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Greater Philadelphia Leaders

Phyllis B. Cater, Spectrum Health Services, CEO
Executive Leaders Radio

Phyllis Cater, CEO at Spectrum Health Services first appeared on Executive Leaders Radio on January 28th, 2011.  Executive Leaders Radio is dedicated to honoring individuals who have risen to leadership roles through hard work and dedication.

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Arneda J. Hazell, 84, Lawyer, Civic Leader

Family Planning, Inc. Board Member
Philly.com

Arneda J. Hazell, a retired attorney and civic leader, died Jan. 2. She was 84 and lived in East Germantown. From 1957 until her retirement in 1988, Hazell was a partner in the Philadelphia firm of Hazell and Bowser. "She was a very fine individual, really concerned with humanity and very community-oriented," said Leonard Triplett, her nephew. "She was a lady who had really distinguished herself among black women in the Philadelphia community. She was the first black female graduate of Temple Law School.

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