Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation Board. The social settlement movement began in Rochester in 1901 and through a series of social health related agendas we were incoporated on April 5, 1971 as the People’s Health Council, Inc. as a working advisory board. “All the Board members had been vital to the year’s progress and some contributions were especially noteworthy… some Board members had worked for the Center from its onset – since the proposal was written. Mrs. Edna Craven, Mrs. Gertrude Talley, Mrs. Lena Gantt, and Mrs. Daisy Holmes especially stand out as members who came from Ad Hoc Committee members to very responsible members of the Board.” A Neighborhood and its Health Care, June 1973.
“The Board was committed to being an active agent for the community in Center affairs.”
The Report goes on to cite the effectiveness of the governance and those committed to serving…”They had a lot to do with acquiring the land and getting the necessary approvals…they went to bat at meetings at city hall, the public safety building, and argued with people in charge of urban renewal about the land….They paid their dues on getting the building.”
Today’s loyal, mission-driven Board members continue oversight of the building, most notably the 2011 third floor capital expansion and renovation project. A nearly $2 million project, it would not have reached ground breaking without the advocacy of this dedicated team.
The board actively seeks to maintain the requirement of a community health board with 51% active users contributing to its governance. Board membership applications are reviewed twice annually.
The mission of Anthony L. Jordan Health Center is to provide high quality healthcare with dignity and respect to all regardless of ability to pay.
The thinking behind our mission:
The Center is dedicated to providing high quality primary and preventative healthcare, with a major focus on health education/wellness promotion, and the requirement to meet or exceed patient/customer expectations. As a trendsetter in urban health services delivery, the Center will continue its leadership role in educating healthcare providers, consumers, and the public in the areas of cultural awareness and sensitivity with a special commitment to assuring equal access to quality healthcare for all.