Sojourns Community Clinic Inc

Our Bodies are Ecosystems not Chemistry Sets

WESTMINSTER, VT   |  www.sojourns.org

Mission

Sojourns Community Health Clinic was founded as an innovative response to the need for a change in how our culture views health and delivers healthcare. Our mission is to inspire and model possibility and change in healthcare. Sojourns' Ends Statement was adopted by the Board of Directors in 2011: Sojourns exists for a healthier community at a cost that the community can sustain. 1. Our care is accessible to the greatest degree possible. 2. Our patients receive high quality, patient-centered, integrative healthcare. 3. Our clients are educated and empowered to make informed healthcare choices, and take responsibility for their health. 4. Sojourns’ community experiences well-being as a journey that is sustained by love, respect, openness, connection, and belief in the ability to heal.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Cynthia N Moore, MS

Main address

4923 US ROUTE 5

WESTMINSTER, VT 05158 USA

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EIN

62-1789197

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organizational and patient care model at Sojourns Community Health Clinic is targeted to meet three main aspects of the current health care crisis. We are committed to addressing the financial trends in healthcare, the lack of accessibility of comprehensive integrated care, and the apparent cultural tendency towards undervaluing the patients' role and responsibility for participating in their own health initiatives.

Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country and one of the most difficult to diagnose. Experts in the medical and scientific community, as well as key legislators, have deemed Lyme disease an epidemic … a national public health crisis … and a growing threat. For the past decade, the incidence of Lyme disease in Vermont has been steadily increasing and Vermont typically has the unfortunate designation of having one of the highest incidences of Lyme disease in the US. Southern Vermont has the highest incidence within the state.

Our programs

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Patient-Centered Integrative Health Care

Sojourns seeks to empower people with respect to their health and their personal growth. We do this through education and by involving each client in the process of making choices for their own care.

As practitioners we are allies, resources and partners. As a clinic we are a center for active healing, wellness support and information exchange.

Population(s) Served

Sojourns has served as a beacon of hope for those with Lyme and TBD in the tristate area and beyond. Since 2016, we have had an extensive waiting list seeking to benefit from our experience treating Lyme and other Tick Borne Illnesses. Our Naturopathic physicians have many tools and a great deal of specialized experience, to aid in the healing process. At Sojourns, we have many practitioners and modalities that make an impact on a patient who is suffering with Lyme and TBD. Our sauna, biomat and IV glutathione therapy address the detoxification process and aid in symptom relief. Our physical therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists offer bodywork to help patients move easier and gain pain relief. Our dietitian helps patients make the diet change necessary to optimize treatment. Our on-site apothecary makes it easy for patients to purchase the specialty items they need for a comprehensive treatment.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Sojourns was founded in 2000 as an innovative response to the need for a change in how our culture views health and delivers healthcare. Our founders envisioned and facilitated the realization of a truly integrated wellness-based health and educational center where patients and doctors consciously respect the wisdom of the body; patients actively participate in their healing; and integrated, multi-disciplinary practitioner teams deliver exceptionally high-quality, affordable health care. Our mission is to inspire and model possibility and change in our health care delivery system.
Our goal is to act as a catalyst for social change by practicing medicine in a manner that respects the wisdom of the human body as a complex ecosystem existing within an ever-expanding series of social and biological systems (family, community, world, universe…) Sojourns is an outpatient facility which currently serves an average of 400 clients per week and will bill over $2.5 MM in 2018.
During the last 5 years, Sojourns has gained an excellent reputation as a resource for people suffering from chronic Lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne disease. We are committed to continuing to offer treatment, education and support, including guidelines for prevention, to address the growing needs of our clients and community.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sojourns Community Clinic Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/5/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Linda (Linnie) Jones

Self employed LICSW

Term: 2013 - 2019


Board co-chair

Susanne Booth ND, PT

Sojourns Community Clinic Inc.

Term: 2013 - 2020

Sara (Sally) Pennington

Winston Prouty Center

Mike Mrowicki

Vermont House of Representatives

Roy Westbye (Wes) Cutting

Real Estate Investor

Claire Venman-Clay

Sojourns Community Clinic, Inc

Crystal Stevens

Sojourns Community Clinic, Inc

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? 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? 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