GOOD NEIGHBOR FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF BEAUFORT

Beaufort, SC   |  www.gnfmcbeaufort.org

Mission

Founded upon the love of Jesus Christ and embracing all persons regardless of faith, the mission of Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort is to provide compassionate, skilled medical care to those in need. Our mission is to provide compassionate, skilled medical care to those in need.

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)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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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. This care is enhanced by the availability of spiritual support, as patients may desire. 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 50 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. As of October 2020, a post-COVID goal of the Clinic is the ro-organization of the volunteer program. The Clinic is upgrading and standardizing recruitment, training and placement of volunteers to ensure the safest experience for our volunteers and patients, and to provide for greater efficiency to ensure a satisfying means of "giving back" through volunteer service at the Clinic.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

Where we work

Awards

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our goal is to continue to provide high quality medical care to all eligible low-income, uninsured adults who seek the Clinic's services.  These services include primary care, limited non-surgical cardiology, gynecology and orthopedic care, referrals and limited co-pays for specialist visits, access to laboratory and other diagnostic tests, health education and spiritual support, as desired.

We continue to recruit additional volunteers to provide direct medical care, which will allow us to offer increased appointment hours.  To the extent possible, we schedule patient appointment hours at times when transportation is most available.  Late afternoon and early evening hours help to address this need.  We are fortunate to have volunteer providers who staff these late hours.  The Clinic is targeting outreach efforts to the very low-income, uninsured population we serve by advertising on local buses and radio stations.  Collaboration with food banks, health networks, and other local agencies help us reach the population we are trying to serve.  The Clinic is supported by many local faith communities that have taken responsibility to help spread the word about the Clinic's work.  Most importantly, we strive to deliver compassionate care to all of the Clinic's patients who help us with referrals to family and friends.

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.

We continue to serve all qualified patients who seek care at the Clinic.  All of the patient we serve receive all primary care and some specialty care, access to prescribed medications, access to ordered laboratory and diagnostic tests, health education and spiritual support (if desired), all without cost to the patient.  In 2018, we expanded coverage of co-pays for specialist services to cover procedures and visits for over 50 patients who received treatment that allowed them to return to their normal activities and continue receiving regular medical care at the Clinic. We have had considerable success in assisting patients who are ineligible for Clinic services to obtain a form of insurance for which they qualify.  In addition, we have had some success in delivering care that is correlated with reduced use of Emergency Room services following at least a year of care at the Clinic.

Financials

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GOOD NEIGHBOR FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF BEAUFORT

Board of directors
as of 5/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Alice Moss

Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort

Term: 2019 - 2022

Alden Hathaway

Parish Church of St. Helena

Karen Carroll

Beaufort Memorial Hospital

John Gray

Medical Director

Alice Moss

Community Volunteer

Jim Grimsley

Community Volunteer

Al Dedel

Community Volunteer

Abby Morris

RPh & Community Volunteer

Richard Serianni, MD

Community Volunteer

Steven Kessel, MD

Community Volunteer

Cassi Kilpatrick

Executive Director

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No