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GOOD NEIGHBOR FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF BEAUFORT

Beaufort, SC   |  www.gnfmcbeaufort.org

Mission

GNMC provides a medical home to uninsured, eligible adults in our community.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Cassi H. Kilpatrick RN, BSN

Main address

974 Ribaut Road

Beaufort, SC 29902 USA

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EIN

26-0335357

NTEE code info

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Beaufort County is a community with a diverse population but despite being one of the wealthiest areas in SC, we also have large pockets of extreme poverty. 21% of Beaufort County residents are living below the poverty line, compared to the 13.8% level across the state. Lack of access to affordable healthcare continues to be a problem for our community. Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act left a segment of our population without access to affordable insurance and without State or Federal assistance. These low-income individuals without access to healthcare are the focus of our services. GNMC is the only organization providing FREE medical care in northern Beaufort County.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Free health care for low-income, uninsured adults in Beaufort County

The Clinic staff uses a team approach to care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Services include physical exams, management of chronic disease, diagnosis and treatment of acute illness, non-surgical orthopedic and cardiology care, mental health care, health education and specialty referrals. Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are provided for Clinic patients through the generosity of Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  Many prescribed medications are provided at nominal cost or free by local pharmacies; others are supplied without cost from Welvista and pharmaceutical companies working with our prescription assistance program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Being "good neighbors" is the premise upon which services are provided at Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort. Nearly 94 community volunteers currently provide primary medical care as well as the nursing and administrative support required to operate a medical clinic. A small paid staff oversees the operations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, protocols and policies.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

Where we work

Awards

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Value of Direct Medical Services and Medications Provided at no charge

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Extremely poor people, Homeless people, Working poor

Related Program

Free health care for low-income, uninsured adults in Beaufort County

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Value of Direct Services is calculated through our SCFCA Annual Survey

Number of patient visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free health care for low-income, uninsured adults in Beaufort County

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our vision is for a world where everyone has access to high-quality medical care.

GNMC’s work benefits the community 3 primary ways:
1. Improving the overall health status of our community. By providing primary care to this underserved population, we are contributing to the health of our community. Through education about disease management, our patients are empowered to control their health. .
2. Improving the economic health of our community: Many of our patients are employed but at low-wage jobs with no health insurance. By helping keep them healthy, they can maintain work schedules and their income to support their families. Other patients come to us unemployed and too sick to work; what a joy it is to see them learn to manage their diabetes, hypertension, or other illnesses & be able to re-join the workforce.
3. Helping allocate our community’s health & social resources effectively & economically: Preventing avoidable emergency room visits by patients without resources results in significant savings to our community. Similarly, our staff regularly coordinates with other agencies in our community to help our patients.

The Clinic has approximately 50 volunteers who make our work possible.  In 2018, medical volunteers provided 3,726 hours of patient care, and non-medical volunteers provided 2,705 hours of administrative and other support.  Without their dedicated and generous help, the Clinic's work would not be possible.  The Clinic is able to provide patients access to free laboratory and diagnostic tests through the generosity of Beaufort Memorial Hospital and free or very low-cost medications through the generosity of Welvista, pharmaceutical companies and local pharmacies.  The value of these benefits vastly exceed the Clinic's budget and make our work possible.  Financial support from Beaufort Memorial Hospital, foundations, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, government agencies, and individuals have provided the funds necessary to continue the Clinic's work.  Collaborating health and human services partners are also critical to the Clinic's ability to deliver quality care.  Local specialist physicians working through AccessHealth Lowcountry and Beaufort Memorial Hospital and collaborating physicians in Charleston have provided very low-co-pay specialty services for Clinic patients, allowing these patients to receive specialized care to address a specific need and then to return to the Clinic for ongoing primary care and to resume their usual activities.  We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of financial assistance and services donated to the Clinic, which help us achieve our goals and expand the services we are able to provide to patients.

GNMC has continued to grow in our location across from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. In 2022, GNMC increased our patients served by 24%. We continue to strive to serve more patients and provide a broader depth of services to our patients . Our overlying goal is to treat the patients holistically and get them access to the care they need.

Highlights from our 2022 year include:
-$4.2 Million in services and prescriptions delivered to patients
- 703 Patients served.
- 94+ Healthcare professional and admin volunteers donated 8170+ hours to our mission
-3438 Total Patient medical visits
-$1 Donated/granted provides $8.34 in services to our patients

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.)

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GOOD NEIGHBOR FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF BEAUFORT

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James Grimsley

Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort

Term: 2023 - 2025

Karen Carroll

Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Alice Moss

Community Volunteer

Jim Grimsley

Community Volunteer

Steven Kessel, MD

Community Volunteer

Dana Wheeler

Community Volunteer

Anne Nobles

Rev. RPh

Susie Roos

DNP

Fred Washington

Community Volunteer

Kathy Baxley

Community Volunteer

Lisa Wilt

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/8/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.