Memphis Health Center Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Seeing Memphis Health Center through New Lenses
On Thursday, April 28 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Memphis Health Center, Inc. (MHC) welcomed members of the local community, including its patients, Board of Directors, staff members, & business partners as well as local government & business leaders along with media representatives to attend an event held at its headquarters at 360 E.H. Crump Boulevard to learn more about their clinic, to meet new members of the executive team, and to see the unveiling of the newly renovated pharmacy. The pharmacy renovation was made possible by a grant from the Plough Foundation. Memphis Health Center, incorporated in 1973, is the oldest federally qualified health center in Memphis. MHC provides comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare services to members of all socioeconomic groups regardless of their ability to pay.
“The Plough Foundation believes in quality care for both the insured and uninsured citizens in our community,” said Scott McCormick, Plough Foundation Executive Director. “We are impressed with the number of clients Memphis Health Center serves and know that the renovated pharmacy will be an extra benefit for them.” Mrs. Willeen Hastings, Memphis Health Center CEO said “We are very fortunate to have the support of one of the leading foundations in Memphis. I am confident that we will continue to positively serve our clients through our mission of providing safe, quality, affordable, effective and comprehensive health services to the citizens of Shelby and Fayette counties.”
Over 100 guests were in attendance for the event, including representatives of Mayor Mark Luttrell’s office, State Senator Reginald Tate, and featured speakers Mayor A.C Wharton, Plough Foundation Board Chair Diane Rudner, Pastor Jesse Briggs, CEO Willeen Hastings, Board Chair Lois Stockton, and Patient Representative Sheila Jenkins.
The Memphis Health Center, Inc. was founded in 1973 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit federally qualified health center with the goal of increasing access to comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare and reducing health disparities in medically underserved areas. The Memphis Health Center will continue to focus on its core values and mission, while adapting to the ever changing technological landscape. The focus will remain, as always, on the patient first and patient centered care provider.