Message From the CEO
After nearly 40 years with this outstanding organization, this will be my last CEO message. I am retiring at the end of 2021. It’s an emotional moment for me, on a professional and personal level after pouring my heart and soul into CHI for so long. 

As I look back at the milestones of my tenure here, I am so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish for the people of South Florida.  

I arrived at CHI on May 14, 1984 after the Chairman of the Board, Odell Johns, recruited me as Executive Director. At the time, there were just two centers: The Doris Ison Health Center and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center. The staff was comprised of county and CHI employees working side by side, a challenge in itself, that eventually, we overcame. 
CHI Celebrates with Golden Anniversary Gala

Blake Hall, CHI President, and his wife, Jocelyn Hall stand together as they enjoy the CHI 50th Anniversary Gala.
The audience erupted in applause after Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava designated September 25th, 2021 as Community Health of South Florida, Inc. Golden Legacy Anniversary Day. It was one of several awards and proclamations celebrated at CHI’s 50th anniversary gala.  

Nearly 400 people attended the premiere fundraising gala at the Double Tree by Hilton, Miami Airport, and Convention Center. It raised nearly $150,000 for the Children’s Crisis Center, a 24-hour in-patient facility for kids with severe behavioral health issues.  
CHI Gives COVID-19 Vaccines to Younger Kids and Booster Shots to Adults

CBS 4 News Anchor Eliott Rodriguez received the COVID-19 booster shot at the Doris Ison Health Center.
Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is dedicated to keeping the community safe and healthy. In line with CDC guidelines, CHI is now administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and up. It is also providing booster shots for those 18 and older.

“This expanded eligibility for lifesaving vaccines moves us closer to ending the pandemic,” said Patricia Philippe, Director of Education, Infection Prevention and Control.
Glen Rice Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Children’s Crisis Center

(left to right) Glen Rice, former NBA All-Star, Livan Hernandez, former Major League baseball pitcher, Michel Valdez and Ryan Keltz stand together as they golf at the Glen Rice Celebrity Golf Tournament
Nearly 100 golfers and celebrities teed off at the Biltmore golf course on October 7, 2021, swinging away for a special cause. For the first time the tournament took place at the elite, upscale, Biltmore Golf Course. Guests enjoyed a day full of fun complete with 18 holes of golf, lunch and a dinner awards celebration.

Participants helped to raise more than $100,0000 for the Children’s Crisis Center. A worthy cause said celebrity golfers such as former Major League Baseball pitcher, Livan Hernandez, and former NBA All-Star Glen Rice.

“Ever since I came to Miami when I was drafted by the Miami Heat, I’ve had a devotion to give back to the community,” said Rice. “CHI is doing great things for the community and trying to help those who are less fortunate and I’m all about that.”
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CHI is close to completing the first comprehensive Children’s Crisis Center in southern Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. This state-of-art center will help to alleviate the struggles of children with psychological issues in South Florida. The in-patient 24-hour facility will be designed to treat children with mental illness regardless of their ability to pay.

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