SHEEP INC HEALTH CARE CENTER

showing the love of Jesus by providing free health care to individuals without insurance

Monroeville, PA   |  www.sheepincclinic.org

Mission

OUR MISSION Sheep Inc. Health Care Center is a faith based, free medical center showing God's love by providing quality health care to the uninsured. • Create a welcoming atmosphere • Show compassion, and concern • Serve our neighbors in need • Partner with community health care providers • Achieve fiscal sustainability to insure continuity of care WHO WE ARE The medical center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization responsible for it's own sustainability. The center will rely on volunteer time, donations of monies, supplies, and services. HOW TO PARTNER WITH US • Prayer is the most effective way to partner with us • Volunteering your time, and talents • Become a Community Partner • Making a financial donation to the SIHCC

Ruling year info

2013

Medical Director

Dr. Robert Beasley DO

Executive Director

Eileen Andrews

Main address

4561 Old William Penn Hwy

Monroeville, PA 15146 USA

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EIN

45-5532140

NTEE code info

Community Health Systems (E21)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sheep Inc. recognized that people and families were facing serious challenges being unemployed and underemployed. In November 2010, they opened their doors to provide a health care safety net for those individuals who otherwise have limited access to primary healthcare. SIHCC is a free medical clinic providing primary care for the uninsured of a seven (7) county area which includes; Allegheny, Westmoreland, Butler, Washington, Indiana, Armstrong and Fayette Counties. With the legislation of the Affordable Care Act and now the unstable political environment of healthcare reform, there are still 800,000 uninsured persons in the Pittsburgh area. We have seen that with the new healthcare reform that there remains a gap in medical coverage that we strive to continue to fill. Unfortunately, there are many who still cannot afford healthcare.

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 Rx/Lab Program

We provide free prescriptions for our patients from the $4.00/$10..00 Rx lists at local pharmacies and free basic labs and tests at Quest Diagnostics and Monroeville Imaging.

Population(s) Served

In partnership with the Highmark Foundation, we launched a Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Program to help improve health outcomes for our diabetic patients in 2017.

Population(s) Served

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 volunteers

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

Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our free clinic has a variety of people, medical and non-medical, who volunteer to help people without health insurance - doctors, CRNPs, PAs, Pharmacists, Nurses, CMAs, Administrative, Fundraising.

Number of volunteer health care providers

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

Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The free and quality medical care we are able to provide our patients without health insurance depends on the medical professionals who volunteer their time, services, and expertise.

Number of patient visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of prescriptions filled

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

Free Rx/Lab Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide free $4.00/$10.00 medications for our patients at participating local pharmacies.

Hours of expertise provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have 20 volunteers every Thursday evening for at least 3 hours and once a month for 3 hours at another location, from many different career disciplines, who volunteer their time and expertise.

Number of practicing medical doctors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By having doctors volunteering in the clinic, they increase our ability to provide increasing quality care to our patients without insurance. Their experience is invaluable.

Number of practicing physician assistants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By having PAs volunteer in the clinic, they increase our ability to reach more patients in need.

Number of practicing nurse practitioners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By having CRNPs volunteering in the clinic, they increase our ability to reach more patient in need.

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

One of our pop up clinics closed in the summer 2019. We are concentrating our attention on a permanent location, then will turn to outreach again.

Number of women counseled about mammograms

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

Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We established a referral system with another non-profit, Adagio Women's Health Services, for free mammograms, pap smears, and women's services for our qualifying patients.

Number of adults with a source of ongoing care

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

Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For people without insurance, we provide a place and resources for people to have a source on on-going care for their primary medical care needs.

Number of people treated for diabetes

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

Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We perform HgA1c lab testing in our clinic, for immediate results. Increased reporting capability of our EMR and growing experience with the EMR has enabled us to identify our diabetic patients.

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.

Those who cannot afford and don't have insurance are the patients who come to SIHCC. The clinic has a corps of volunteers that include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and support staff that are dedicated to this service program. The doors of the clinic open every Thursday evening providing free care to an average of 20 clients. The patient population the clinic serves has grown 100% since the doors opened. We serve uninsured children, adults, the homeless and people of multi-ethnic and racial backgrounds. The clinic served 913 patients, 274 of which were new and 639 were duplicated visits in 2016. 33% of that number represents new patients.
We opened an expansion site in a neighboring economically challenged community in December 2015. We are open once a month, the first Saturday of the month, and set up in a chiropractor's office. We open the doors every month to about 8 patients. Services offered to the underserved include, school physicals, well child checks, diagnosis and treatment of acute conditions such as otitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, soft tissue infections, rashes, bites/stings, minor injuries, UTIs. The clinic also services clients with chronic medical conditions such as COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Arthritis, Heart disease. In addition to evaluating the client, the providers are able to order basic laboratory and imaging tests to support their diagnosis and to guide therapy. Each of our patients actively participates in all the management decisions. The clinical is does not provide emergency services.

We partner with individuals, churches, local community and civic organizations, and other non-profits - financially, volunteers, and services - to provide the free medical care to our patients without insurance. Quest Diagnostics, Premier Imaging Associates, and Monroeville Imaging Center work with the clinic to provide services at a discount to us and our patients. Monroeville Assembly of God provides space for both the clinic and office space and local pharmacies work with the clinic on prescription costs. We have many local donors both with the fundraising efforts and monthly donors and also with the in-kind donations to meet some of the disposable needs for the clinic. We collaborate for reduced Rx for our patients with the local pharmacies – Giant Eagle Pharmacy and CVS in Monroeville, Keystone Pharmacy in Turtle Creek, and Lost and Found Pharmacy in Penn Hills. We can offer discount, at cost prescriptions to our patients when they have to pay for it through Lost and Found Pharmacy, a nonprofit pharmacy in a neighboring community and also Keystone Pharmacy in Turtle Creek. We forged a partnership with Forbes Hospital to provide primary care for the uninsured with the goal of working toward a healthy community, reducing return visits to the ER, and connecting our patients to the hospital's charity and assistance programs. They also offer us free MRIs and CT Scans for our most needy patients.. We work with Adagio Health Services, referring our patients for more comprehensive medical care. We have also networked with YWCA for social services and healthcare insurance counseling for our patients. We connect our patients to free and charitable clinics around the city that provide comprehensive services that we cannot provide. The Rotary Club of Monroeville has been a long-standing partner with the clinic, both financially and by helping make connections with other organizations. We partner with the Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania (FCAP), the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), and the ECRI Institute. They are invaluable in connecting us to resources for education for our patients and supplies for our clinic. They provide ongoing educational opportunities for providers and administration to effectively run the clinic and provide quality health care to our patients. They are always just a phone call or email away if we have questions. HRSA is also an invaluable resource and partnership to our free clinic, to make sure we are legally and most effectively diagnosing, treating, educating, and caring for the population we serve.

We are blessed with the most experienced and dedicated volunteer staff of 90 to 100 people and growing - made up of doctors, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, pharmacists, chaplains, insurance counselors, medical assistants, office supervisors and assistants, nurses, and greeters. They are invested in making the free clinic a place where people receive the quality health care they need with love and respect. All medical volunteers are all credentialed and privileged to do the jobs they are volunteering to do and have their malpractice through the FTCA. We are also blessed to be a project of Monroeville Assembly of God, who is our major stakeholder. They provide the facilities to hold the clinic and its offices. They also human resources as well. We have regular and consistent individual and business/community financial support that continues to grow. And the national and state free clinic associations, the federal government, and ECRi Institute are an endless supply of Information resources -knowledge, databases, and client support etc.

Since opening to 1 patient in 2010. We have provided healthcare to over 1,000 people a year over the last 4 years. We have also opened a second location in a neighboring, struggling community in 2015. We continue to strive to improve the quality of care we provide our patients by partnering with other nonprofit organizations to provide services we cannot, by establishing a follow up program and on-duty nurse program for the improved health outcomes of our patients, and this year have laid the foundation of a chronic disease management and prevention program for our diabetic patients. We are continuing to engage our volunteer basis in the growth of our clinic and the scope of the services we provide and to ensure its quality.

Our board made an official decision in the Fall of 2017 to start actively looking for an independent facility to set up and run our clinic. Right now we set up, run , and tear down our clinic every Thursday night in the children's education wing of Monroeville Assembly of God. We are limited in our ability to grow and the services we can offer. It would be our first choice to move into a shared facility with Monroeville Assembly of God's outreach ministry, Sheep Inc. The board has been laying the foundation over the last 6 months and will continue to in the months to come of what needs to be in place for that dream to happen. Once we have our own space, we will be able open more often and provide more services like dental and mental health.

As of the summer of 2019, we obtained a space through our major sponsor, Monroeville Assembly of God, at their new facility in a neighboring community to set up the clinic permanently. Through a match fund campaign we were able to raise the necessary funds, in tandem with money set aside for the future of the clinic, to start remodeling the space into a primary health care facility. As of April 2020, the remodeling project is almost complete with a projected move in date for the end of summer 2020.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    There was a gap identified of a patient not receiving their referral and patient education. The RN Supervisor committee and QI/QA Committee created checklists for the RNs and providers to ensure that the patient receives all their necessary paperwork, referrals, lab slips, patient education, supplies, etc. Due to COVID-19, volunteers and patients expressed concern for their safety. We followed current CDC guidelines and posted on our social media and website the steps that we have taken to ensure volunteer and patient safety and health. We also take the time to talk to them on the phone when they call.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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SHEEP INC HEALTH CARE CENTER

Board of directors
as of 6/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Robert Beasley

Premier Medical Associates

Term: 2010 -

Kathryn Burgess

UPMC, Presbyterian Hospital

Robert Anderson

Monroeville Assembly of God

Robert and Patricia Whitaker

Whitaker House Publishing Company

John Mulgrave

Compass Benefit Solutions

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 ? 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/23/2020

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 without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
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.