04 Oct 2013

Primary Care and Hope Clinic Receives Grant From Baptist Healing Trust

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 4, 2013) – The Primary Care & Hope Clinic received a $48,750 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling over $820,000 in its most recent grant cycle.  “We are proud to help support 27 local non-profits working to create access to quality, compassionate health services for the community’s most vulnerable residents,” said President & CEO Dr. Cathy Self.  The mission of the Baptist Healing Trust, a private grant making foundation, is the sacred work of fostering healing and wholeness for vulnerable populations through strategic investing, philanthropy, and advocacy.

Recipients of the contributions include non-profit organizations from 40 counties in Middle Tennessee that focus on physical health, mental health, recovery from alcohol and drug abuse or healing from abuse, neglect, and violence.  This year’s grants bring the collective grant making of the Baptist Healing Trust to over $62 million since 2002.  The Baptist Healing Trust was created when Baptist Hospital in Nashville sold to St. Thomas Health Services, a ministry of Ascension Health in St. Louis, Missouri.

“We are very grateful for the generous support that we receive from Baptist Healing Trust,” states Lisa Terry, Primary Care & Hope Clinic CEO.   “This operating grant will help us fulfill our mission of providing quality, affordable health services to the uninsured and underserved families in our community.”

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic is a not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center serving medically uninsured, underserved, Medicare and Medicaid families in Rutherford and surrounding counties for over twenty-one years.  Over 6,000 patients seek health care services from The Primary Care & Hope Clinic each year.    In addition to primary health care, the health center offers on-site x-ray and lab testing, behavioral health counseling, prescription assistance, and nutrition and diabetic education and counseling.  The health center accepts TennCare, Medicare, most insurance plans, and provides care to uninsured patients on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.  Call 615-893-9390 to schedule an appointment or go to www.hopeclnc.org to learn more.