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Western State Bank donates to Family HealthCare Center

Western State Bank recently made a donation to Family HealthCare Center. On hand were (from left) Brent Wersinger, VP/Business Banking Manager at Western State Bank; Patricia Patrón, Executive Director, Family HealthCare Center; and Denise Peterson, Director for Development, Family HealthCare Center. Submitted photo

Western State Bank recently contributed $1,000 to support the Family HealthCare Center (FHC) in Fargo.

The donation from Western will benefit the organization's "Share the Health" Fund, which help cover the health costs of patients that may not be able to cover the fee for the medical provider visit. The contributions will allow patients to seek the medical assistance they need at a reasonable cost, so they can get back to work and care for their family.

This fund, along with many other FHC's programs, encompasses their mission to provide quality family-centered health care that is accessible, culturally competent, and efficient in an environment of learning.

"We are very fortunate to have the Family HealthCare Center providing health care services to those in need," Western State Bank president Brad Jacobson said. "Western is pleased to support their mission and the role they take to help to make this a healthier community for everyone."

FHC is a private, non-profit community health care center that serves the community's homeless, as well as all patients in need of health care. More than 12,000 patients a year receive medical care from FCH, including adult and pediatric care, pregnancy and women's health, immunizations, dental, lab, x-ray, pharmacy, and wellness and education services.

To meet the needs of the rising number of patients that utilize the services of FHC, they will be opening doors to a new location downtown Fargo in the fall of 2012, with more room and the ability to provide more affordable services.

Western State Bank's primary bank locations are in the North Dakota communities of Devils Lake, Fargo, West Fargo and Towner, and in Chandler, Ariz.