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Victoria Soriano
Victoria Soriano
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Cooper Lane Elementary School and the community held their Block Party on Friday, August 25th. Patient First is a proud sponsor of this event, and happy to be back!

The event was held outside at the school's blacktop/playground area. It was a very hot and sunny day, but in spite of the heat we had lots of families lined up around noon. There was music playing for the entirety of the event, as well as snacks and free backpacks. Parents and students were also able to meet and greet their teachers. 

Our Landover location is a mile down the road, so everyone that came to our table knew of Patient First! We heard great things about the care we provide, and how smooth-sailing everything is. We got a lot of questions regarding what school immunizations we provide and our self-pay pricing. Overall, we had a great time, everyone was so kind and grateful. 

Patient First wishes an amazing school year to all the teachers and students at Cooper Lane Elementary! We hope to see you again next year.

To celebrate America's independence, Gaithersburg's Summerfest played out on the expansive grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm on Saturday July 1st.

Sponsored by the Gaithersburg Department of Parks and Recreation, the day-long festival featured live music, food trucks, local breweries, and tons of family-friendly activities, which were slated to culminate in a spectacular fireworks display. Unfortunately, Mother Nature provided some fireworks of her own, in the form of a severe storm, which forced the event to end early, and the evacuation of the grounds. 

A beautiful, warm day in Gaithersburg's Bohrer Park provided the perfect backdrop for thousands attending this year's Gaithersburg Book Festival! . A celebration of books, writers, and literary excellence, Patient First was a proud sponsor of this year's festival!

As a sponsor of many of the local sports in the area, we saw a lot of kids wearing their shirts with our name on it. We also received a lot of "Thank You's" from parents for sponsoring those sports. Everyone who came by our table had nothing but great things to say about their experience at the Patient First centers in Aspen Hill, Rockville and Germantown.

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Patient First was delighted to once again serve as a sponsor of the 2023 Fairfax County Earth Day event, organized by the esteemed Clean Fairfax Council. The theme of this year's annual Earth Day Fairfax was, "Healthy People, Healthy Planet".

This annual celebration of our planet's natural beauty and resources has continued to gain momentum each year, attracting a staggering attendance of over 10,000 passionate and environmentally-conscious residents. With more than 75 vendors, exhibitors, and delectable food trucks on site, the event was truly a feast for the senses.

Patient First is honored to have had the opportunity to participate in such a meaningful and impactful event, and eagerly looks forward to future collaborations in support of our community's shared commitment to sustainability and preservation.

We look forward to returning to Earth Day Fairfax next year!

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Patient First was delighted to once again be a proud sponsor and vendor at the highly anticipated George Mason University Health and Fitness Expo, taking place on Thursday, March 23. This year's expo was an exciting and engaging event, featuring a wide array of vendors, a cook-off, DJ with music, free smoothies, most importantly, free health screenings.

Attendees had the opportunity to receive blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar screenings, as well as HIV testing- all of which are crucial in promoting disease prevention and encouraging a healthier lifestyle. In addition to the screenings, the expo served as a platform for introducing George Mason University faculty, staff, and students to valuable resources within their community that can help them live a healthier life.

By showcasing the latest in health and fitness trends, and promoting wellness through interaction and engagement, the George University Health and Fitness Expo underscores Patient First's commitment to helping people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. We look forward to attending the George Mason University Health and Fitness Expo next year!

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Patient First was thrilled to have sponsored the City of Rockville International Night, a spectacular event that celebrates diversity and promotes cultural understanding. This special occasion brought together people from different backgrounds to experience the beauty of traditional dances, clothing, and foods from around the world.

It was an unique opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in a vibrant and diverse community, and learn about different cultures and customs. As a proud sponsor of this event, Patient First was honored to support the City of Rockville's mission of embracing and celebrating people of all cultures, creeds, and colors. We are delighted to be part of a city that values diversity and promotes inclusivity, making Rockville a true cosmopolitan city for which we all can be proud.

More than 400 people attended Algonkian Elementary's Invention Night on February 28. The event's goal was to empower students to make meaningful contributions to the world, using Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. It's aim was also to provide access points for guiding and exciting student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

There were many hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments. Some companies brought technology for students and parents to view, and learn how technology impacts the world.

This was our first year participating in this event, and we were asked to showcase a demonstration illustrating the importance of proper hand washing techniques. Our demonstration sessions began with a Patient First nurse leading students to cover their hands with a special "Glo Germ" solution.  That solution would light up as a black light was passed over their hands.

Next, the nurse had the students wash their hands as they normally would. A second pass of the black light showed the students the germs all the little blotches and crevices where the solution remained, illustrating how germs could still linger on their hands. After being shown proper and thorough hand washing techniques, the students washed their hands again, and saw via the black light how much more of the solution disappeared. 

The students were amazed at the germs on their hands and nails! One student was determined to keep washing his hands until he no longer saw any germs on them!

Overall, the students were engaged and ask a lot of questions about germs, how they spread, and how people get sick from them.

We look forward to returning to Invention Night next year!



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Spring-like weather arrived in time for the Dulles Virginia Camp & Summer Expo Event, and Patient First was thrilled to be a sponsor! This was an exciting indoor event, replete with information on sports, residential camps, arts, STEM, special flux camps, summer programs and summer fun destinations.

Our staff had a great time speaking with event attendees and sharing information about Patient First's services.

The expo event featured a magic show, Karate show, dance competition and even a DJ to keep kids and parents entertained throughout the day.

We had a blast, and look forward to seeing everyone next year!

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The future is in reading.

Recently, Patient First partnered with Algonkian Elementary School near the Sterling, VA location to sponsor their school literacy efforts. Patient First has longstanding partnerships with several school in the Greater D.C. area.

The school used the donation to purchase decodable books which were needed in all grade levels. Decodable books encourage children to sound out words using decoding strategies rather than guessing from pictures or predicting from other cues.

Algonkian Elementary is grateful for the donation from Patient First to help the readers of the future. "The books have been successful in helping our students become better readers," said Brian Blubaugh, Algonkian Elementary School Principal.

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Patient First has longstanding partnerships with many local schools in the Greater D.C. area.

Recently, Patient First partnered with Brookfield Elementary PTA to sponsor their annual Fun Run. The school is located near the Patient First Chantilly center. A total of 700+ students from Pre-k to 6th grade spent the day running laps around the track. Each grade level was given 40 minutes to run as many laps as possible. The students were greeted by the school mascot "Buddy the Bronco," who cheered them on through the entire race. The students also danced and sang through some of the laps with the encouraging music.

Every student was given a unique shirt color to help build camaraderie and team spirit. The event embodied team building, school spirt and health and wellness. Even some of the teachers joined in to walk and run next to their students. The students were all smiles from start to finish.

Patient First would like to shout out the amazing Brookfield Elementary PTA team, staff and students and look forward to the continuation our partnership.