Samaritan Health Ministries

Cedar Park, TX   |  http://www.theshm.org

Mission

Samaritan Health Ministries provides high quality, affordable health and wellness services that support healthy living among uninsured families in Williamson and Travis Counties, Texas.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Ms. Erika Pratt

Main address

700(A) W. Whitestone Blvd

Cedar Park, TX 78613 USA

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EIN

74-2570190

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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Medical Care

We provide acute and chronic medical care for uninsured patients.

Population(s) Served

SHM provides low-cost dental care to uninsured patients.

Population(s) Served

Samaritan provides high quality mental health services to uninsured patients.

Population(s) Served

Samaritan has a Class D pharmacy on clinic premises where medicines are dispensed to patients free of charge.

Population(s) Served

Well woman exams, clinical breast exams, referrals for screening mammograms.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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To increase capacity so that we can continue to meet the need of our patients and ensure that new patients are not turned away.

Programs: to strengthen and expand programs and services by actively recruiting excellent volunteer health care providers, by retaining quality staff, by raising funds to expand clinic hours and patients' opportunities to access care.

Community Outreach: to enhance / develop our visibility through deeper and broader communication. We want the whole community to know about the clinic, not just patients! Samaritan has an active presence in local organizations, including Chambers of Commerce and Rotary clubs, we participate whenever possible in publicity activities with local congregations, we have an active social media presence, and continue to enhance communication with current and potential stakeholders.

Resource Development: to sustain a financial strategy that ensures our growth and vitality. SHM continues to apply for grant funding but we are also working to grow individual giving by taking part in Amplify Austin, developing a signature event, and implementing an excellent process for cultivating donors. In addition to funding, we also develop human and technological resources that help us to be more effective.

Facilities: to enhance our facility's ability to serve as an efficient and friendly health care center. Measures of success include defining short- and long -term facility space needs, working on ongoing facility development collaborations, creating a short- and long- range facility development plan, and implementing a maintenance plan.

SHM has built a strong network of community partnerships. These collaborations will continue to be vital to increasing Samaritan's community impact. Our community partners include St. David's Foundation (program funding), United Way of Williamson County (program funding), the Austin Radiological Association (discounted radiology), Clinical Pathology Laboratories (discounted labs), Seton Northwest Hospital (free monthly medication allocation), the Susan G. Komen Austin Affiliate (free clinical breast exams, and screening and diagnostic mammograms), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (free-rent clinic space), His Fulfillness (free behavioral health screenings); and the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas, the Williamson County and Cities Health District, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, other local clinics, businesses and faith communities.
The staff, clinic volunteers and governing board are actively engaged in advancing community impact. Executive Director, Erika Pratt, has been a part of Samaritan for more than three years and brings a wealth of healthcare administration experience, including practice management of clinics serving the uninsured / underserved in Williamson County. SHM also has a full-time Community Outreach Director (hired in January 2015), a full-time administrative assistant, a full-time bilingual medical assistant, and two part-time nurse practitioners. At this writing, SHM has 86 amazing volunteers who lead the Board of Directors and volunteer in the clinic in some capacity. SHM ensures that all volunteers and staff members have the respective certifications to provide medical and pharmaceutical assistance and trains all administrative volunteers on proper intake and tracking procedures.

Programs: SHM continues to grow its clinic hours and reach new patients. Just a few years ago we were open two half-days each week. We are now open 40 hours per week and have 60+ provider hours devoted to patient care.

Community Outreach: With the addition of a full-time Community Outreach Director, we can much more easily accomplish our community outreach goals. This will hopefully result in an increase of awareness and broad community support of the clinic.

Resource Development: SHM has for the past 4 years made a strong effort toward diversifying its income stream to be less dependent upon grants. This remains a challenge but one we are facing head on with the increased focus on individual donor cultivation.

Facilities: SHM maintains a culture of cleanliness appropriate to a high quality health care facility and standards of excellence for equipment and maintenance are essential for delivering excellent healthcare. Over the past few years, we have addressed some much-needed renovations / improvements to the existing facility. However, significant work remains regarding facility planning / development. The clinic is currently located in an aging portable building on the campus of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Although this collaboration is strong and effective, we must identify a future site for Samaritan. We are quickly outgrowing the space within the building, which is a good thing!

Financials

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Samaritan Health Ministries

Board of directors
as of 2/13/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Gail Gorman

Seton Northwest Hospital

Richard Wilcox Assistant Dean and Professor of Pharm/Tox

University of Texas at Austin

Steven Foster Physician

Family Medical Center

Tony Cobos Attorney

Sharp and Cobos, LLP

Wayne Hurst Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Foot Specialists of Cedar Park and Georgetown

Carol Gaskamp Division Chair, Family, Public Health and Nursing Administration

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Thad Gillespie Dentist

Liberty Hill Dental

Patti Bethke Finance Director-North Group

Seton Family of Hospitals

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? No