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Oakwood University Signs Lease with Huntsville Hospital for Community Care in NW Huntsville

On February 24, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., Oakwood University and Huntsville Hospital hosted a Lease Signing event at the Oakwood University Community Health Action Center construction site at Sparkman Drive and Bronco Circle. Huntsville Hospital will establish an ambulatory care clinic within the Health Action Center. Oakwood students, employees, as well as community residents, will have access to quality care at the walk-in clinic. Establishing this facility will also allow for continuity of care from the walk-in clinic to in-patient care at Huntsville Hospital.   “The Community Health Action Center launches Oakwood’s community-facing phase of our nationally-recognized Healthy Campus 2020 campus wellness initiative. Our event today underscores our Healthy Campus, Healthy Community commitment to our community. This vision began with a request from yours truly to the CEO of Huntsville Hospital to consider a partnership with Oakwood in order to transform the health outcomes of Northwest Huntsville. Oakwood University has been in the Huntsville community for 125 years and so has Huntsville Hospital. Together, we plan to bring health and healing to the morbidities affecting the citizens of NW Huntsville. The partnership today between Huntsville Hospital and Oakwood University is designed to improve the health status underserved citizens of the city of Huntsville," said Oakwood University President Dr. Leslie Pollard. We look forward to our Grand Opening during the first week of June 2021," he continued.

CONGRATS TO MEMBER DAVID PERSON

During Black History Month, 94.1 WHRP showcased the outstanding achievement of David Person, '85, a proud alumnus of Oakwood University. David is the owner of David Person Media, LLC., and his work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), as well as Black America Web. David was front-and-center last year representing the family of Little Richard, and coordinating with Mid-City Huntsville and other area entrepreneurs to complete the mural of the iconic singer. He was also instrumental in the movement of the confederate monument that was once had a home in front of the Madison County Courthouse in downtown Huntsville. David is always makes himself available, serving as mentor to a number of aspiring students who seek his advice. Not only is David willing to lend his expertise to students, but he also consults non-profit organizations in the areas of media content, media production and media relations.

“The Community Health Action Center launches Oakwood’s community-facing phase of our nationally-recognized Healthy Campus 2020 campus wellness initiative. Our event today underscores our Healthy Campus, Healthy Community commitment to our community. This vision began with a request from yours truly to the CEO of Huntsville Hospital to consider a partnership with Oakwood in order to transform the health outcomes of Northwest Huntsville. Oakwood University has been in the Huntsville community for 125 years and so has Huntsville Hospital. Together, we plan to bring health and healing to the morbidities affecting the citizens of NW Huntsville. The partnership today between Huntsville Hospital and Oakwood University is designed to improve the health status underserved citizens of the city of Huntsville,” said Oakwood University President Dr. Leslie Pollard. We look forward to our Grand Opening during the first week of June 2021,” he continued.

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