Garden city community Clinic
Where We’re Headed 2011
Continue volunteer medical provider model withadditional access through paid Nurse Practitioner
Redefine patient eligibility to reflect changes inhealth care policy & environment to allow moreflexibility in service
Develop dedicated funding strategies for medical,dental, and mental health services as each growsincluding fee for service and co-op models
Growing independent of Genesis World Missionadministrative and funding support
James is a 26 year old laborer who lost his job and has been on unemployment for some time.
He is also a Type I Diabetic. ―It was hard enough before to afford my insulin with a good job, but it is impossible on unemployment benefits when it costs more than $200 a month!‖ He
ended up in the ER with a blood sugar of at least 750
a ―normal‖ level is considered below
and almost died. He learned about the clinic through his sister’s foster care mother.
After being treated by Nurse Practitioner Laney Nash, James’ insulin prescription was modi-fied and he also received medication for his heartburn. ―Lane was really nice and took time to
talk with me about my diabetes. She asked if we could change the insulin I was on and we
talked about benefits of the different medications.‖
After a dental filling fell out, James had tried to put it back in himself. Now he’s received a
new filling in the dental clinic and his pain is significantly better.
―Without you guys I don’t know what I would do,‖ says James who also grew up in foster careand has no family support. ―There’s nothing else for me here except for this clinic.‖