Patient First in the Community

Patient First‘s commitment to the community goes beyond providing convenient, cost-effective health care. Patient First also supports numerous organizations that make a positive impact in our local neighborhoods and across the mid-Atlantic.

Community Relations News


See what Patient First is doing in the community.


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!


Minor League Baseball Partnerships

Patient First partners with local Minor League Baseball teams to provide first aid services to baseball fans during the 2021 baseball season. 

Patient First nurses provide first aid at all Norfolk Tides, Richmond Flying Squirrels, and Bowie Baysox home games. If you require first aid, please top by the first aid station at any of the ball parks.  Or, notify a ballpark official and we will be happy to come to you.

Patient First and Minor League Baseball make a great team. 


Youth Athletics Partnerships

Patient First is proud to support local youth athletic organizations that encourage healthy and active lifestyles.

We partner with youth and school sports organizations engaging in a variety of sports:  baseball, basketball, football, soccer, swimming, and more. In 2021, Patient First is partnering with over 60 individual sports leagues across the Mid-Atlantic, impacting the lives of thousands of children.

If you are interested in Patient First becoming a sponsor of your youth athletics league, please contact us by clicking here and completing the Partnership Request form.


Community Day

Patient First Community Day

Each year at select Patient First Centers, we host a Community Day event that is fun, free, and open to the public. Activities include a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, shaved ice, and more! 

Patient First Community Days give our neighbors an opportunity to visit our center for some family-friendly fun, and to meet and engage with the Patient First staff.   For kids, it helps make going to see the doctor a little less intimidating and a lot more fun!

In addition to a bounce house and face painting, there are lawn games with prizes for all, like yo-yos and balsa wood airplanes.

When possible, a local fire truck and/or ambulance is on hand, giving children a chance to tour the vehicles and to meet and greet with our community’s first responders.

Patient First Community Days are hosted at our centers in Manassas, Virginia; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Delran, New Jersey.  It is at these centers where we have sufficient space outside to host Community Day events.

Keep an eye on our website announcements and social media channels to learn when the next Community Day will take place.  We can’t wait to see you there!