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KUSTOFF HELPS SECURE $650K FOR THE CHRIST COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE CENTER IN JACKSON

JACKSON, TN —Today, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08), announced $650,000 in funding from the New Access Point grant for the application of Christ Community Health Services Inc. in Jackson, TN.  In April, Congressman Kustoff wrote a letter to the Office of Policy and Program Development Bureau of Primary Health Care to urge support for the Christ Community Health Services Inc. to receive funding to establish a New Access Point in Jackson, Tennessee. “It is... Read More

Christ Community will expand into Jackson, Tenn.

  By  The Daily Memphian Staff Christ Community Health Services has received a New Access Point grant from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to extend health care services to East Jackson, Tennessee.  The grant, worth $650,000 annually, gives community health centers opportunities to expand primary-care services to medically under-served and rural communities. Christ Community will operate out of a clinic currently owned by the Faith Health Center. It plans to open... Read More

Jackson, Shelby Co. health clinics merge to help uninsured, under-served patients

Cassandra Stephenson, Jackson Sun The Faith Health Center in Jackson, a nonprofit clinic serving hundreds of low-income and uninsured individuals, almost closed its doors last year as funding dried up. But Wednesday brought good news for the center and its customers: Faith Health Center will soon fold into Memphis-based  Christ Community Health Services , becoming the larger organization's first clinic outside of Shelby County. The move will allow the center to... Read More

Christ Community expands into Jackson

By  Jason Bolton   – Data Editor, Memphis Business Journal With a new grant in hand, Memphis-based nonprofit  Christ Community Health Services  plans to open a health care center in Jackson, Tennessee, in an area that would have lost a key medical resource. Christ Community received a New Access Point grant that provides $650,000 annually from the U.S. Human Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Program. The grant is the... Read More

Role of Oral Health Growing In Overall Healthcare Picture

By BETH SIMKANIN - Memphis Medical News The role dental health plays in a patient's overall health traditionally has been overlooked by many in the healthcare field, but this situation has begun to change with the success of collaborations between primary care physicians and dentists, according to noted authorities attending the recent National Oral Health Conference in Memphis. Integration of oral health into the healthcare system and a lack of access to proper dental care,... Read More
at 6/24/19

Table of Experts: A conversation on Disparity in Health Care

Moderator, Dr. Jain: We hear a great deal about the many disparities that exist in our society such as income or education. We want to talk about disparities in health, which are differences in mortality rates or disease burden such as breast cancer — and disparities in health care, which are differences in insurance rates, quality of care, and access to care. So, what are disparities and how should people think about disparities in health and health care? Shantelle Leatherwood:... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/29/19

Local organizations partner to create clinic for homeless

By: Shelby Sansone SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn.  -  Baptist Hospital  and  Christ Community Health Services  partnered to create a clinic for the homeless. The building has two exam rooms, lab, waiting area, and offices for staff. Employees told FOX13 the equipment was donated by Baptist from an old facility. We spoke to Curtis Lee Williams Jr. He was homeless for decades but started working in 2006. He said the staff at the clinic are a big... Read More
at 3/4/19

Baptist Operation Outreach opens new facility to better serve homeless

By: Christin Yates Baptist Memorial Health Care and Christ Community Health Services opened a new clinic on Friday, March 1, to better serve the homeless. The new Baptist Operation Outreach Clinic, a collaboration between the two organizations, is located inside Catholic Charities of West Tennessee at 1325 Jefferson Ave. The facility will help improve the Baptist Operation Outreach program by expanding its presence beyond the mobile health care unit currently in use. “This... Read More
at 3/4/19

The Social Exchange - August non-profit feature by Jeffrey Peterson

“I probably would’ve wound up, probably in trouble somewhere,” is what patient Sharon Norwood, 52, said when asked where she would be without Christ Community Health Services (CCHS).  Norwood seeked care from CCHS while recovering from a ruptured brain aneurysm that, in combination with overmedication from other doctors, led to deep depression. She began to see a psychologist at CCHS weekly and things began to turn around.  “I couldn’t see the... Read More
at 9/26/18

Christ Community Health Services Nears Completion of Major Projects

Christ Community Health Services Nears Completion of Major Projects By: Andy Meek - The Daily News Christ Community Health Services is about two months away from wrapping up a pair of major projects, one of which is the completion of a renovation and expansion of its clinic at 2861 Broad Ave . In July, it will complete the move of Christ Community’s Women’s Health Center to that same location on Broad. Construction on the renovation and expansion piece of the Broad... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 5/3/18

Christ Community's Broad Ave. clinic getting million-dollar expansion

By Elle Perry - Digital Producer, Memphis Business Journal Christ Community Health Services' (CCHS) busiest and highest volume medical clinic is currently undergoing a $1 million renovation and expansion. CCHS is adding 3,000 square feet to the 10,000-square-foot building. After that is complete, in mid-March, CCHS will begin renovating about 80 percent of the original building, said Burt Waller, project manager and past CEO of the organization. The project is scheduled to be... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 1/17/18

Christ Community Health Services Gets Perfect Score on Comprehensive Audit

By Andy Meek Christ Community Health Services CEO Shantelle Leatherwood has checked off one of the major items on her immediate to-do list that confronted her upon taking the top job earlier this year. SHANTELLE LEATHERWOOD The organization – which has a collection of health centers and provides care for the uninsured, among other services – earned a perfect score on a major audit in recent weeks that it’s required to undergo every three years. That perfect... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 10/19/17

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