August 2020 Newsletter
August 8th-15th was National Health Center Week for Community Health Centers. This week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's Health Centers. From the beginning of our current national crisis Health Centers were forced to adapt and find creative ways of providing care to our patients.

As a way of thanking our patients for all of their support Good Samaritan passed out free snacks and water. Patients were also able to fill out a survey to enter to win a $50 Kroger Gift Card, a t-shirt, and a bag full of promotional items. We had an overwhelmingly positive response from our patients!

"I feel this is an excellent service and should be recognized for its accomplishments!"

"Everyone here is extremely nice and helpful. I feel blessed to have y'all. Thanks!"
"Keep up the great work! I appreciate your services. God Bless!"

We ended our week with a Staff Appreciation picnic. We would like to thank
Bub-ba-Q for catering a delicious lunch, and our Board of Directors for providing so many desserts, candy, and goodies!
Due to the risks of COVID-19 Good Samaritan's Board of Directors voted in a new "COVID-19 Safety" policy. The policy states, "Due to the increasing number of infections of COVID-19 in our community, Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center will require every patient, staff, volunteer and all others who enter the building to wear a face mask or facial covering, covering the nose and mouth while they are in the building. The only exceptions will be if someone is eating or drinking during breaks but they must maintain social distancing or working in a private office area were no other people are present. Social distance when possible. Patients that refuse to follow this policy will be offered the option of a televisit."

Thank you all for your support during this time and for keeping our patients and staff safe.
Cissy Parks, Receptionist

I am a proud native of the North Georgia Mountains which I call home. My husband and I enjoy hiking with our two son’s and our daughter-in-law every opportunity we have. I have worked in customer service for 15 plus years. I am so excited and tremendously blessed for the opportunity to be part of the Good Samaritan family.
I am 21 years old and I have lived in Jasper my whole life! I grew up always wanting to be in the medical field because my uncle was an EMT and my aunt was an ICU nurse.

I graduated from PHS in 2017, went straight to the Fire Department, and received my Fire Certifications and my Emergency Medical Responder Certification. I worked with them for a year and a half, but I am now going to nursing school like I always wanted. I have been at Good Samaritan for almost 2 weeks and everyone has been so sweet, patient, and welcoming.
Asia Payne, MA/Receptionist
Ashley Mitton, Dental Hygienist
I am the new dental hygienist at Good Samaritan and I am thankful for the opportunity to work and serve those in my community. I have been a dental hygienist for six years.
I obtained my dental hygiene degree from Athens Technical College in 2014. While there, I had the opportunity to do clinical rotations at the University of Georgia Health Clinic and Mercy Clinic.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our four boys, attending my kids sporting events, reading books, being outdoors, traveling when I can, and spending time with my family and friends.
Good Samaritan will continue to offer free physicals for students during August. Whether they need a full physical for sports or need the 3300 School Form for Kindergarten, we are here for you! Call today to schedule an appointment at 706-253-4673!
Upcoming Events

Every Thursday 12:00PM & 5:30PM - Addiction Support Group Meetings