GOOD SAMARITAN HEALTH CENTER OF GWINNETT INC

aka Good Samaritan Gwinnett   |   Norcross, GA   |  www.goodsamgwinnett.org

Mission

The Mission of the Center is to demonstrate the love of Christ in word and deed by providing affordable and accessible health care services to the uninsured indigent and working poor. Our Goals are to 1) provide quality low cost primary healthcare services to the uninsured, 2) decrease the demand of the uninsured for non-emergent medical services on the local hospital emergency rooms, and 3) provide a venue for medical professionals and laymen of the Christian community to serve a marginalized population. Our Purpose is to meet the general medical needs of our patients as well as their spiritual needs through prayer and biblical counseling.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive DIrector

Mr. Gregory Lang

Main address

5949 Buford Hwy.

Norcross, GA 30071 USA

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EIN

27-0080400

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ through the provision of health and dental services exclusively targeting the poor and uninsured. Our goals are to provide quality low-cost primary healthcare and dental services to the uninsured, decrease demand of the uninsured for non-emergent services at the emergency room, and provide matriculating healthcare professionals with experience serving disadvantaged populations. Achieving our goals helps to eliminate health disparities for poor and uninsured populations, reduces the cost of indigent care on the public health delivery system, and increases awareness among rising medical professionals of the unique needs and challenges of the poor and uninsured.

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?

Primary Healthcare to Uninsured and Vulnerable Populations

Women’s Health
General Family Medicine
Pediatric Medicine (well and sick child) and Child Immunizations
School Screenings and Sports Physicals
Pharmacy Assistance Program
Health Education and Disease Management Classes
Individual, Marriage and Family Counseling
Social Work and Resource Referral

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

Smiles Work: Provides payment assistance to those who cannot afford restorative dental services.

Helping Hands: Covers the expenses of temporarily staffing our dental clinic with contract dentists to serve alongside our staff dentist in order to meet patient's demand for affordable and accessible dental solutions by closing appointment gaps in our present waiting list.

Smiles for Life: Provides free routine oral hygiene services to children of low-income households, including oral hygiene education to encourage regular brushing and flossing.

New Smiles: Provides payment assistance for those who need but cannot afford dentures.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

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

Adults

Related Program

Primary Healthcare to Uninsured and Vulnerable Populations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number provided is the New Patient count in year 2019.

Number of patient visits

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Primary Healthcare to Uninsured and Vulnerable Populations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We kept our doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the state-mandated shelter at place and fear impacted our number of visits. Since Q4, our patient visit numbers are increasing again.

Number of physician visits that include nutrition and diet counseling

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

Adults

Related Program

Primary Healthcare to Uninsured and Vulnerable Populations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents counseling and health education visits completed in 2019.

Number of dental procedures performed

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status, Unemployed people, Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of prescriptions filled

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Health, Social and economic status

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 Goals are to 1) provide quality low cost primary healthcare services to the uninsured, 2) decrease the demand of the uninsured for non-emergent medical services on the local hospital emergency rooms, and 3) provide a venue for medical professionals and laymen of the Christian community to serve a marginalized population.

We are a Christian organization and our services are available to all patients regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or immigration status. The benefits of achieving our goals include helping to eliminate health disparities for poor and uninsured populations, helping to reduce the cost of indigent care on the public healthcare delivery system, and increasing awareness among medical professionals of the unique needs and challenges of the poor and uninsured.

We are the only full-time reduced cost health clinic in Gwinnett County exclusively serving the uninsured.

The Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett operates two full-service locations, each providing medical and dental services. The Centers are dual purposed; first and foremost we are a medical ministry, but secondly, we are a training site for students of the healthcare professions. Through our relationships with fifteen academic partners, we train physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and pharmacy students, providing them with hands on experience working with culturally diverse, medically complex and uninsured patients. In a non-pandemic year, we serve 35,000 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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The poor and uninsured in need of medical and/or dental care.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, social media platforms,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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 SAMARITAN HEALTH CENTER OF GWINNETT INC

Board of directors
as of 3/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Linda Watson-Hills

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 03/24/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/12/2021

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.