The Clinic Beat – March/April 2016

The clinics of the Social Welfare Board continue to provide much needed services to the uninsured residents of Buchanan County, living with annual incomes of $23,540.00 or less. Even with the options available through the Affordable Care Act, 14% of Buchanan County residents ages 18-64 years, do not have health insurance. This translates to approximately 12,000 of our neighbors and friends are uninsured with limited funds.

Social Welfare Board’s Westside Clinic is accepting new patients for Family Planning services. Sliding fee and Medicaid payment options are available. Call 816-344-5233 for an appointment.

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On the Beat – January and February 2016

On March 22, 2016 the Friends of the Free Clinic will host the 6th Annual St. Joseph’s Day celebration at the Pony Express Museum. Mosaic Life Care will be honored at this event by receiving the 2016 Morton / Stuber Humanitarian Award for their generosity in providing exemplary medical care and services to the underserved of our Community. Proceeds from the event will help support the health care the Social Welfare Board provides to the patients of the Social Welfare Board. Social Welfare Board’s Westside clinic is accepting new patients for Family Planning services. The Westside clinic is open 45 hours a week. Sliding fee and Medicaid payment options available. Call 816-344-5233 for an appointment. Go to www.socialwelfareboard.org for additional information. For more information, please click the link below:

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On the Beat – December 2015

In this issue of the Clinic Beat you will find December statistics for the clinics of the Social Welfare Board. The Board is in the process of putting final touches on the agency’s 2016-2018 strategic plan.
The major areas of strategic importance are as follows:
–  Improve agency security
–  Enhance access to quality patient care
–  Improve staff communication and morale
–  Improve community alliances, partnerships and agency awareness
–  Create succession planning for leadership roles
Effective January 4, 2016, Dr. Stuber is turning over the medical director position to Dr. McMillen. Dr. Stuber will continue providing volunteer medical care to the patients of the HOME Unit, as well as serve on the Social Welfare Board’s board of directors. We sincerely appreciate the time and energy Dr. Stuber gave the patients of the Social Welfare Board! We look forward to working with Dr. McMillen and know he, too, will provide unbeatable care to our patients.

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On the Beat – September, October, November 2015

Dear Friends,
In this issue of the Clinic Beat you will find the clinic’s statistics for the months of September, October and November. The past three months the clinic has been busy with fundraisers, policy updates, electronic medical records updates and long range planning activities. Thank you for your continued interest in what we do to help the uninsured and in need of our community. We are grateful for your support.
May this holiday season bring you the blessings of joy, happiness and good health.
Please refer to the chart below for patient volume and related information.

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On the Beat – August 2015

It is not too late to join the St. Joseph Warrior team and support Susan G. Komen’s race for the Cure. (Go to http://bit.ly/1bB6dfe) Since 1995 Susan G. Komen has granted nearly 3 million dollars to the St. Joseph community to pay for clinical breast exams and mammograms for the uninsured in need. This year the event will be held at World’s of Fun. Park passes are being sold for deep discounts. The St. Joseph Pink Warriors team hosted a ZUMBA fundraiser at BJ Skate Center, 6421 N. Belt Highway, on August 30, to raise funds for the team’s bus transportation.

Thank you to all who supported the Pink Warriors!

Effective July 1, 2015 the clinic’s women’s health clinic has changed its name to the Westside Clinic. Services include family planning, wellness, cancer prevention screenings and STD prevention.
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On the Beat – July 2015

The Social Welfare Board is eagerly beginning its work for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. With the implementation of a new electronic medical record system (EMR), the clinic will begin leveraging free medications through replenishment programs in an effort to provide greater help to our patients. The EMR will also help the clinic streamline processes.

It is not too late to join the St. Joseph Warrior team and support Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. (Go to http://bit.ly/1bB6dfe) Since 1995 Susan G. Komen has granted nearly 3 million dollars to the St. Joseph community to pay for clinical breast exams and mammograms for the uninsured in need. This year the event will be held at World’s of Fun. Park passes are being sold for deep discounts. The St. Joe team is hosting a ZUMBA fundraiser at BJ Skate Center, 6421 N. Belt Highway, on August 30, 4:30-5:30 pm, to raise funds for the team’s bus transportation. Suggested donation $10.00 per person.

Effective July 1, 2015 the clinic’s women’s health clinic has changed its name to the Westside Clinic. Services include family planning, wellness, cancer prevention screenings and STD prevention. The clinic welcomes adolescents, women and men of child bearing age through 64 years of age. No residential or income restrictions apply; costs based on sliding fee scale. Medicaid and Blue Cross accepted at present time. Please refer to the chart below for patient volume and related information.

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On the Beat – June 2015

As the clinic concludes its work for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, it is fitting to look back and review what we have accomplished over the course of the past twelve months:
– Finished a major renovation of the agency’s four clinics
– Obtained NCQA recognition as a patient centered medical home under the 2011 standards
– Implemented a new electronic record that will allow the clinic to leverage many free medications through ‘replenishment’ programs
– One of seven free clinics in the US selected to participate in a national pre-diabetic demonstration through AmeriCares
– Now providing women’s health and Family Planning services Monday through Friday 8 am — 4:30 pm.
Please refer to the chart below for patient volume and related information.

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On the Beat – May 2015

As the clinic concludes its work for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, it is fitting to look back and review what
we have accomplished over the course of the past twelve months:
– Finished a major renovation of the agency’s four clinics
– Obtained NCQA recognition as a patient centered medical home under the 2011 standards
– Moving into a new electronic record that will allow the clinic to leverage many free medications
through ‘replenishment’ programs
– One of seven free clinics in the US selected to participate in a national pre-diabetic demonstration
through AmeriCares
– Expanded the agency’s GYN clinic to four days per week
– Hosted an Evening of Gratitude for our funders, supporters, and friends
Please refer to the chart below for patient volume and related information.

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On the Beat – April 2015

On May 7, 2015 the Friends of the Free Clinic is hosting an Evening of
Gratitude at the Buchanan County Social Welfare Board. This open house is
an opportunity for everyone to see our newly renovated clinic space as well
as thank our supporters and friends for the much appreciated support given
to over the years. Please stop by Patee Hall anytime from 5:00 pm to
7:30 pm.
The Social Welfare Clinic continues to buzz with activity. Please refer to the
chart below for patient volume and related information.

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On the Beat – March 2015

Our volunteers are special people who give their time from a perspective of selflessness and
gratitude. The Clinic is very grateful to all who have helped the Social Welfare Board in any way
over the past year. Thank you! We particularly want to thank our clinic volunteers: Dr. Stuber,
Charles, Tom, Holly, Kent, Martha, Dr. Islam and Dr. Kline, and the board of directors for the
Social Welfare Board and the Friends of the Free Clinic.
The 5th Annual St. Joseph’s Day event was a great success. Thank you all who helped with the
event and those who attended. Under the Big Oak Tree provided outstanding music entertainment
along with the Cowboy Poet who provided his pearls of wisdom poetry.
The clinic continues to provide care to high volumes of patients. Most of the clinic’s patients are
caught in the uninsured donut hole. In other words, our patients do not earn enough money to
purchase health insurance through the health exchange, but they make too much money to
qualify for insurance through Missouri’s Medicaid program. As one of our patients said, “Thank
goodness for the services of the Social Welfare Board; if it weren’t for you I could not get treatment
for my diabetes.”

For more information, click here: SWBMonthlymarch2015