Recently, a distraught mother brought her 14 year old son to the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center on Canal Street. He had fallen off of his skateboard, hurt his leg, and could not walk. He needed immediate attention. She brought him to the site by car service, but it was closed for the evening. After 9-1-1 was called, CBWCHC custodian Kin Chuen (Kenny) Cheung reassured the mother and stayed with them until the ambulance arrived. He also patiently translated for her until the paramedics left.

“Whether a physician, a nurse, administrative assistant or a custodian, all CBWCHC employees are dedicated to the same mission of providing high quality and affordable healthcare to the underserved, with a focus on Asian Americans. Kenny’s actions demonstrated those values and facilitated the care that the boy needed while providing support to his mother.”

– Dr. Perry Pong, Chief Medical Officer, CBWCHC.

The CBWCHC Staff Spotlight is an employee recognition program to highlight examples of staff who exemplify the Health Center’s values. We want to hear from you about the stories of these everyday heroes through staff-to-staff nomination. To nominate a colleague, go to

Posted by Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is a nonprofit and federally qualified health center offering comprehensive primary care services to all in five convenient locations in Manhattan and Queens seven days a week. We accept most major health insurance plans and serve everyone regardless of their ability to pay, the language they speak, or their immigration history. For more information, please visit

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