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Woodbury Fall Festival

Patient First was a “Gold Sponsor” of the 2021 Woodbury Fall Festival Parade on October 9, and we were represented by a small team of staff from our Woodbury center. Dana Fluck, Jessica Lavigna, Sonja Eliasen and Karen Eubanks proudly carried the Patient First banner, and spread their smiles and positive attitudes along the entire parade route. We have participated in this parade previously, and this year’s start had a bit of a new twist. Things stepped off from the Acme Market parking lot directly across the street from our Woodbury center!  We received lots of cheers along the parade route which made us extra happy. We even had a shout out from a young man who thanked us for sponsoring his sports team. It was such a fun event and great to be back in the community. This parade has a long history, and is one of the most popular – perhaps THE most popular event in the Woodbury Community


Towson Fall Festival

We had a great day at the Towson Fall Fest.  Cloudy skies and a cool breeze put a hint of Halloween in the air and added to everyone’s spirit.  It was a great day filled with people, music and food.  Patient First can’t wait for the next celebration in the street.  See you again next year.   


Celtic Classic

Celtic Classic

It’s fun to return for a day each year to the annual Celtic Classic event, and we were glad to be back this year after the pandemic cancelled the event in 2020. Bagpipes, demonstration of athletic prowess, men, women, and children in kilts… this event has it all. The Celtic Classic historically attracts over 280,000 visitors to downtown Historic Bethlehem. More than 600 volunteers made this year’s 34th Annual event a huge success. It was presented by the Celtic Cultural Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. We are already looking forward to returning to this exciting event in 2022!


Neptune Festival

2021 Neptune Festival

This past weekend, Patient First teamed up with the Neptune Festival to support its annual event in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The Neptune Festival is held on the boardwalk and is family focused and attracts people from all over.  With its debut in the 1970’s, the festival was created in an effort to celebrate the heritage of the city.  Live entertainment, vendors, a parade and the Sand Sculpting Championship were the main attractions that thousands of patrons gathered to see.  With mild weather, calm winds and a very attractive beach vibe, you couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.


Maryland Seafood Festival

We had two great days by the bay enjoying everyone at the Maryland Seafood Festival.  Our staff loved the people and the food.  See you at Sandy Point State Park again next year. 


Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Festival

Patient First is still flying high after a fabulous weekend at the Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Festival.  We loved seeing familiar and new faces from Virginia to Pennsylvania, from New Jersey to New Hampshire, and from Maryland to Florida.  Our heads will soon be out of the clouds and we look forward to seeing everyone again, Thanks to the United State Hot Air Balloon Team.


Catonsville Arts and Craft Festival

Patient First was thrilled to see old and new friends alike at the Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival on September 12th. Chamber of Commerce friends Marleen Griffin and Kathy Chrystal paid us a visit while showing off their Raven’s Purple Pride. Our thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello while enjoying unique and handmade gifts, live music and festival treats.


Carytown Watermelon Festival

Patient First was excited to be out in the community celebrating the 39th Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival in Richmond, Virginia. Festival goers braved the heat to come out and support local businesses and enjoy the arts, crafts, and watermelon. Special thanks to the Patient First staff for helping with this event and all those who stopped by and said hello! 


Patient First Recognized with Community Healthcare Hero Award 

On July 26th, 2021, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce celebrated first responders, citizens and the healthcare community for going above the call of duty at the 36th Annual Loudoun Valor Awards. 

Michelle Marsh, from 7News DC was the emcee of the event. 

Patient First one of the healthcare businesses of Loudoun County recognized with the “Community Healthcare Hero Award” for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other healthcare businesses that were recognized were: Inova Hospital, HCA Healthcare, LMG Doctors, and Loudoun Free Clinic.


School Partnership Programs

One of Patient First’s major community initiatives is supporting local schools and working together to provide students and teachers with the resources needed to succeed. Patient First has partnered with over 100 schools within our communities to help foster a positive and productive learning environment. Some of our partnerships have helped facilitate upgrades in school technology, mathematics programs, arts programs, reading programs, athletics, educational field trips, and more.

We will be highlighting specific school partnerships in the future to show some of the awesome work that schools are doing to improve the educational experience for their students.  Stay tuned!