"MARION – The Center Street Community Heath Center has grown and evolved since the days of the Marion Free Clinic in 1997.
Today, the health center has four medical providers, a staff of 36 and sees more than 1,250 patients each month. On Tuesday, the center honored three of its “heroes” during Marion Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon.
Dan Miller, Carol Nelson and John Cummins were recognized for their efforts in keeping the health center growing.
Center director Cliff Edwards called Miller “the little engine that could.” Miller was cited for his “smile and positive rapport” with staff and clients.
Miller helped create a child-friendly pediatric waiting area at the center. “He is our favorite art teacher,” Edwards said.
Nelson is a true good neighbor to the center, living next door. “She is an incredible resource and has given counsel and advice on human resource issues,” Edwards said in presenting her award.
“She is very professional, calm and diplomatic, and, like a good neighbor, Carol is there.”
Cummins is referred to as “MacGyver” from the former television series of that name.
“He has solutions to any problem and always stays a step ahead of our maintenance needs,” Edwards said.
Cummins has been nominated for a statewide award through the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers. That agency had representatives at the luncheon, along with Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer, who praised the health center’s efforts..."
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