A brand new shiny blue Mobile Medical Clinic opened on the grounds of Dixon Educational Learning Academy on Monday, October 28, 2013 as part of the Children’s Health Project of Detroit.
The new Mobile Medical Clinic, affectionately named “Clara,” is the second clinic of its kind to open in the Cody/Rouge area through Henry Ford Health System and the Children’s Health Fund. The first Mobile Medical Clinic brought to the Cody/Rouge community is named “Hank.”
Students from Dixon and the Cody High School campus will benefit from the pediatric clinic on wheels that will visit schools and youth centers in the area on a weekly basis.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening with attendees including:
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System
Karen Redlener, Executive Director of Children’s Health Fund
Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness Officer of Henry Ford Health System; Michigan’s first Surgeon General
Dr. Charles Barone, Chief of Pediatrics, Henry Ford Health System
Elliott Attisha, Medical Director of Children’s Health Project of Detroit
Jack Martin, Emergency Manager of Detroit Public Schools
Dr. Ora Beard, Principal of Dixon Educational Learning Academy
Michelle Parker, Principal of Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody
Dr. Clara Smith, Principal of Thirkell Elementary School
Dozens of community supporters, students and parents also attended the event and enjoyed a tour of the new Mobile Medical Clinic.
The Children’s Health Project of Detroit, a mobile medical program, delivers comprehensive health care services to children from economically disadvantaged families in the city. With two mobile clinics now servicing the area, the Children’s Health Project of Detroit will now have the capacity to provide 2,000 visits each year and help roughly 700-800 children to be healthy and ready to learn, according to the program’s mission statement.