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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

Meet Christ Community's new leader

From administrative assistant to CEO: Meet Christ Community's new leader The newest chief executive officer of Christ Community Health Services (CCHS) began at the organization nearly 20 years ago as an administrative assistant. Photo courtesy of Christ Community Health Services Christ Community Health Services CEO Shantelle Leatherwood Shantelle Leatherwood is a native of South Memphis, a Central High School alum as well as graduate of Tennessee State... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 1/17/17

Christ Community Opens Dental Center in Raleigh

After quietly opening July 1, Christ Community Health Services officially debuted its fifth dental practice, this one located in the clinic's year-old facility in Raleigh. The new clinic features five exam rooms and one dentist and one oral hygienist. The number of rooms will be doubled over the next year, thanks to a federal grant. Michael Sheffield covers bioscience and biotechnology; manufacturing; tourism and hospitality; and sports business. Contact him at ... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 7/14/16

PrimaryCare Void Draws Memphis Nonprofit Provider to Raleigh

By Kevin McKenzie of The Commercial Appeal Posted: Feb. 03, 2016                                       Abdominal pain on Wednesday drew Verlene Smith to the new Christ Community Health Services clinic in a shopping center across Austin Peay from the struggling Raleigh Springs Mall. As a 34-year-old... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/24/16

Shelby County Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative

Life Story Prenatal Care By: Meredith Pace, RN, BSN, MA Christ Community Health Services While Shelby County may have one of the highest infant mortality rates and preterm delivery rates in the nation, behind every statistic is a unique story.  At Christ Community Health Services we value each of the stories behind the statistics and desire to provide excellent prenatal care to women as they live bravely as the main character in their lives. This is why we currently use the Life... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/24/16

Guest column: Mission of Mercy: What’s next?

By Jeffrey D. Amstutz, Special to Viewpoint Posted: March 13, 2016                                               The weekend of Jan. 30, a couple of thousand people were served at the Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MOM) dental clinic at Bellevue Baptist Church. From the leaders... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/24/16

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