SSJ HEALTH FOUNDATION INC

Inspiring Generosity

aka Benefitting St. John Bosco Clinic   |   Miami, FL   |  https://www.ssjhealthfoundation.org

Mission

The mission of SSJ Health Foundation is to provide compassionate and philanthropic support for the health care ministry of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph of St Augustine, Florida, to the uninsured and underserved in the Miami-Dade community. This mission is accomplished through the work of the St. John Bosco Clinic, a free clinic serving children and adults in our community. As a safety-net clinic, St. John Bosco Clinic provides primary and specialty care to those without access to health care. Our philanthropic supporters and community partners have made it possible for us to serve our community since 1992.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive Director

Berta M Cabrera

Main address

730 NW 34th Street

Miami, FL 33127 USA

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EIN

59-1709438

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (T11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SSJ Health Foundation supports the St. John Bosco Clinic in its mission to offer free primary care and, as available, specialty care to individuals who are uninsured and underserved living in Miami-Dade County. The need of individuals in our community has always been great, and a particular challenge to new immigrants trying to navigate new health care systems. The COVID pandemic has changed the face of healthcare and the clinic is seeing individuals who have lost employment and insurance. The clinic has incorporated telemedicine to offer ongoing care to patients who are otherwise unable to attend in person. We want to ensure that children, adults and families find help and hope at St. John Bosco Clinic and that the clinic services are able to alleviate at least one major concern, healthcare for themselves and their families.

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?

St. John Bosco Clinic

St. John Bosco Clinic is a free clinic providing primary, specialty and preventive care to children and adults living in Miami-Dade County. Patients served do not have other healthcare coverage and are at or below the 200% Federal Poverty Level.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics 2021

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 clients served

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

St. John Bosco Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of unduplicated individuals served through St. John Bosco Clinic. The COVID pandemic impacted individuals who delayed seeking care for several months.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

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

Children and youth, Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

St. John Bosco Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New patients seeking services at St. John Bosco Clinic. The number of patients seeking care as of 6/30/20 for many months was impacted as individuals were afraid of accessing preventive care.

Number of women counseled about mammograms

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

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

St. John Bosco Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

# of women who were provided breast cancer screening through access to mammograms during this pandemic year. Average 97% of women comply with the recommendation for screening.

Number of adults receiving colorectal cancer screening based on most recent guidelines

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

Adults, Immigrants and migrants, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

St. John Bosco Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Adult patients age 50+ screened for colo-rectal cancer. The number screened as of 6/30/20 is significant given the reluctance to seek preventive care during the pandemic.

Number of women counseled about Pap tests

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

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

St. John Bosco Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Women screened for cervical cancer who came in person to the clinic as of 6/30/2020 for PAP exam.

Number of clinic visits provided

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

Children and youth, Adults, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

St. John Bosco Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of clinic visits provided as of 6/30/2020 by a physician or nurse practitioner as initial and follow up care and management of chronic conditions.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

SSJ Health Foundation aims to secure the presence of St. John Bosco Clinic for as long as there are children and adults who otherwise lack access to care. Serving as a safety-net for these families, with the goals of reducing inappropriate use of local community emergency rooms; developing and implementing programs that identify, prevent, and treat the most prevalent diseases; serving as navigator to assist patients in accessing other community services; and, delivering health education through culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate programs. Care is offered to those who fall through the gap of currently available healthcare including Medicaid and insurance through the Affordable Care Act. St. John Bosco Clinic provides a broad range of preventive and comprehensive primary and preventative health care services with coordination of continuum of accessible care offered by community partners and agencies.
Services include:
• Primary Care health examinations, diagnosis, treatment and follow up
• Routine screenings for hypertension, diabetes, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer
• Well child visits/physicals
• Screening for tobacco, drug or alcohol use
• Chronic disease management, including safe use of medications and medication compliance
• Laboratory and diagnostic exams
• Secondary Care referral management to other health care providers including specialists for
services outside the scope of the clinic's services
• Assistance with medications and prescription assistance programs
• Education and information on healthy living, diet, activity
• Patient navigation and assistance in accessing other community services

We meet healthcare needs that may otherwise not be available to the patient population served. In doing so, our community benefits from a healthier population able to access preventive care and management of chronic conditions at the primary care level. Improved health outcomes reduce school and work absences, increase individuals' productivity and contributions to the overall community .

Recruiting and retaining partnerships that offer countless hours of professional and support volunteer hours and in-kind services continues to be a key strategy to supporting our work. It is through these partnerships that we are able to increase our services.

We are also involved in maintaining a community presence on committees, initiatives and groups with special focus on representing and advocating for the interests of free clinics and those children and adults we serve. These platforms allow us to continuously introduce our work to other organizations that often lead to shared and collaborative impact opportunities that build on the strengths of others working to meet healthcare disparities.

Through active involvement of the Board a sponsor-a-patient campaign is a strategy being implemented to invite more individual and corporate donors to pledge on-going commitment to secure the clinic's presence and ability to serve all eligible patients that seek care.

Through these efforts services will continue to be offered without limiting individuals' access to needed healthcare.

As a nurse practitioner centered model of primary care we have 2 ARNP's that see 85% of the primary care patients with volunteer primary care physicians seeing the rest. Physicians in a wide array of medical specialties volunteer their time to see patients in their private offices and in the past fiscal year provided 500+ consultations. University of Miami DOCS Program adds additional specialty volunteer physicians during evening hours one day per week.

The support of the Board, staff, volunteers and physicians who continued the work and the collaboration of partnerships that provide in-kind patient care services allow us to meet the increased needs for primary and preventive care.

SSJ Health Foundation originally was founded as the Mercy Hospital Foundation in 1976. In 2011, the hospital was sold and the foundation was not part of the sale. At that time, the sponsoring Congregation and individuals committed to the mission of the foundation and the clinic recognized the need to continue the work in our community. As individuals that have been involved in Board and patient care services for many years we were able to successfully continue providing uninterrupted services to the community through the St. John Bosco Clinic throughout the transition as we have been since 1992. Throughout the separation from the hospital the community partners and supporters continued to place their confidence and value the impact that the Foundation and Clinic have on the individuals who have for nearly 30 years relied on our efforts during difficult periods of their lives.

Building on these strengths we are confident that we will be able to achieve our goals and continue this outreach work.

Over 20 volunteer physicians give of their time to support the work of St. John Bosco Clinic. We have received support from a local hospital, prescription assistance programs, vendors who offer special rates and universities who utilize our service for training of their students demonstrate progress in recruiting and retaining the individuals and organizations that make this service possible.

During COVID pandemic the clinic has been able to maintain its services through the use of telemedicine, changing the way new patients are registered and scheduling of in person visits to promote social distancing. The clinic has worked with a local hospital to obtain COVID vaccination for some of the patients based on eligibility and medical needs.

During the year of pandemic and hesitancy of some to seek preventive primary care, the clinic was able to offer over 4,000 visits and see over 1,000 unduplicated patients. These past quarters have seen the highest ratings in patient satisfaction surveys.

We look forward to continuing efforts to better serve our community.

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?

    Quarterly patient satisfaction surveys are distributed with option to remain anonymous.

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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Operations

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

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SSJ HEALTH FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jorge Uribe

Angela Puentes-Leon

Alexander Castellanos

Jose Varona

Sister Elizabeth Worley, SSJ

Jorge Uribe

Ana Harris

Gus Leon

Amanda Suarez

Aldo Cardona

Bo Megginson

Carlos Manrara

Thelma Cela

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/31/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability