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Faces of Michigan Health Centers: Gary Boushelle
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Gary Boushelle

Patient & Board Member | MidMichigan Community Health Services  | Houghton Lake, MI

I moved to Roscommon back in 1976 when I was working for the State of Michigan as a wildlife biologist. This job required me to move around a lot, and I often lived in remote areas. When I came to Roscommon I didn't have a physician. Soon after I moved, I had a chainsaw accident and couldn't find health care, even with the health insurance that I had through the state. Someone told me about MidMichigan Health Services. They took care of me and I've been a patient ever since.

I like the comfort of the facility and the staff. The support staff has a lot of longevity. Although I've not had a lot of medical issues, my needs have always been taken care of appropriately.
In 1984 a nurse at the Health Center suggested that I join the Board of Directors. Today I am the longest serving board member, and I served as the chair at one time. Being a board member has been a second career for me. I have a big interest in the health of our community, and enjoy interaction with organizations and other individuals. I can add to the board from a layman's point of view the health care needs of the community.

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Personal stories bring to life the value of Health Centers and how they benefit patients, families, and communities, and what they mean to board members, providers, staff, and volunteers. MPCA invites you to share how the Health Center in your community has impacted you and your family. If you live in a community that doesn't have a Health Center but would like to establish one, we want to hear how it would benefit your neighbors and the community as a whole. If you work/volunteer for an organization that partners with a Health Center we want to hear from you, too! Please share with us how this partnership is powering healthier communities.

We would also like to hear from individuals who are newly insured, either through a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid. How have you benefited from insurance coverage? How would you afford health care if you didn't have coverage?


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