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The Kalamazoo-area community has shown its appreciation of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis by donating meals. Now, some nurses are giving back.


Courtesy photo | Rick Chambers & Associates

It was a year ago this October that the near half-century-old Family Health Center in Kalamazoo named its main headquarters building after local humanitarian Moses Walker. He was pivotal in starting the center to help those with limited means get medical care. We interviewed him about his many contributions to the community at the time of the naming ceremony. Today's WestSouthwest is an encore presentation of that interview with WMUK Local Morning Edition Host Earlene McMichael. It originally aired Nov. 17, 2017. (Click on triangle to hear it.)


Earlene McMichael | WMUK

"Son, don't you ever forget the bridge that carried you across." Moses L. Walker recalls his mother often telling him that.

So Walker, a retired Borgess Medical Center executive who served multiple terms on the Kalamazoo City Commission and on many boards, says he always found ways to give back.

Now the Family Health Center in Kalamazoo has named the newest building at its headquarters after Walker. (Click icon to hear interview.)


Courtesy of Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan

Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan CEO Judy Markusse Paget says many people don’t know about their organization because they haven’t needed their services.


"Marshall's Oaklawn Hospital and Borgess Health of Kalamazoo have formed a partnership designed to increase access to services in Oaklawn's service area, the two health care providers announced Tuesday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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