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September 27, 2004 - Making a "Fantastick" Difference for Inner City Health

What: Fall Theatre Event

Where: Littleton Town Hall Arts Center

When: September 2005

Beneficiary: Inner City Health Center

Executive Director: Kraig Burleson, CEO

Information: Inner City Health Center: 303 296-1767

Board of Directors: William Barnes, J.D., ICHC Board Vice President; Bradley Benson, J.D., LL.M., Cleareatha Harris; Hunt Holsomback, C.P.A., ICHC Board Secretary; David "Dave" Lueders, C.P.A., Sharrel "Sharry" McCorkle, James "Jim" Shira, M.D., ICHC Board President; Carlos Vera, M.D.; Janet "Jan" Williams, M.P.A.; Robert Cutillo, MD, Medical Director

 Jan and Dr. Robert Williams are two of the original founders of Inner City Health.  Jan serves on the board of directors.
Jan and Dr. Robert Williams are two of the original founders of Inner City Health. Jan serves on the board of directors.

The rising cost of healthcare is on everyone's mind. The rising cost of health insurance is also a concern. In particular it is a concern for low income people. While most people talk about it, there is a committed group of individuals that actually do something about it. That group is the Inner City Health Center. With a Christian atmosphere of respect, caring, and valuing of relationships, Inner City Health Center provides the highest quality health care for the whole person and provides opportunities for job training and employment. Inner City Health is not new to any of the issues facing us today. They were established at their present location in the Five Points Neighborhood in December 1983. The dedicated individuals have been providing quality medical and dental care for the poor and uninsured for the past 21 years. Inner City Health Center was founded in part by Dr. Robert Williams and his wife Jan Williams, as well as another physician. They prove that knowledge and having a heart aren't mutually exclusive. Supporters and potential supporters gathered at the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center. After munching gourmet hors d'oeuvres, each attendee was given an opportunity to see, for free, the well known show, The Fantasticks. The Fantasticks opened on Broadway in 1960 and closed January 13th 2002 after a stunning 17,162 performances. Everyone enjoyed the performance. Many were surprised to hear the facts about Inner City Health's accomplishments. For example: the patient population being served has grown from less than 2,000 patient visits in the first year of operation to over 20,500 during fiscal year 2002-2003. In March 2003, Inner City Health Center was the recipient of the 2003 Hero in Health award from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for the exceptional work done on behalf of the uninsured and underinsured of Colorado.

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