Hattiesburg, MS (WDAM) - Community Health Care centers all across the nation are being recognized for their services.
Mayor Johnny DuPree presented a proclamation to the Hattiesburg Family Health Center for it's accomplishments in providing health care for those in need.
DuPree said, "with the passing of the new health care bill, you are going to have more people with access to health care, so these kinds of clinics need to be more prevalent."
Congressman Gene Taylor was also in attendance and agreed, "health care is one of those things we all take for granted. People right me letters and say you have the best health care and I say yes I do I am healthy, but for folk's who aren't that fortunate it is important to bring facilities like these to their neighborhoods. This is a great clinic and Hattiesburg is known through out the nation as a great medical community."