Congressman Joe Wilson Greets Staff at Clyburn Center for Primary Care

May 25, 2018

The Aiken standard

Kristina Rackley

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., toured the Clyburn Center for Primary Care on Friday afternoon, greeting many staff members and thanking them for their work.

Director of Outreach and Community Services Gail Diggs said Wilson's appearance was more of a visit than a scheduled event.

Diggs led Wilson and his staff around the facility, introducing them to personnel members across various departments, from administrators to janitorial staff.   

Wilson was especially praiseful to those who worked with preventative medicine, citing its importance in combating many forms of illness and addictions.

Wilson also attended a meeting with administrative staff of the Clyburn Center to discuss the kinds of services that the facility offers, such as preventative medicine and ways to save patients money.

Wilson's visit comes just ahead of Memorial Day weekend. The Clyburn Center was decked out in red, white and blue decorations to celebrate the upcoming holiday, which Diggs said she would keep up until the Fourth of July.

Diggs said some of the patients the facility sees are veterans or active service members, and the decorations are a way of recognizing and thanking them.

"We want veterans and people who are still serving to know that we appreciate your service," Diggs said. "Anything we can do for you, just ask."