Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crump Blvd. Capital Campaign


MHC’s 26,000 square foot Crump Boulevard clinic site, originally built in 1974, is undergoing construction to renovate and expand. The aging facility has never been fully renovated during its 39 year lifetime and the tremendous volume of patients that pass through the facility on a daily basis has taken a severe toll on the clinic’s current condition.

Plans call for a complete overhaul of the site’s driveways, parking, exterior shell, signage, and furniture. The project’s goal is to improve the patient experience from arrival onsite to departure. This will be accomplished by centralizing front desk locations and nursing stations, upgrading HVAC and electrical systems, enhancing security and access control systems, and more efficient layout of exam areas into pods. Patient exam rooms will be modernized with special program and social service offices situated conveniently to the main lobby minimizing congestion and traffic through patient care areas.

A 5,000 square foot expansion will provide sufficient space to add 2 full-time providers increasing patient access by an additional 9,000 encounters annually. X-ray equipment will be upgraded to digital formats and medical and dental equipment will be modernized.

This is the largest capital project ever undertaken by MHC and we need help from the entire community to make its completion a reality. The $5.6 million project will take 14 months to complete with ground breaking beginning on October 24th, 2013.

The initiative received significant federal support in the form of a $4.7 million grant award provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) in May of 2012. MHC will contribute $400,000 in retained earnings toward construction and C.B. Richard Ellis, the Project Manager, has pledged a $30,000 donation in support. The remaining balance is sought from private grants as well as individual and business donations. No amount of support is too small or too large. MHC is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorships are available for large donations: Bronze Level Sponsors- Donations of $500-$1,000 Dedications of designated windows and benches in honor of the sponsor Silver Level Sponsors- Donations of $1,001-$5,000 Name recognition on MHC Visionary Wall to be erected in the main lobby Gold Level Sponsors- Donations of $5,001-$15,000 Room dedication in honor of the sponsor Platinum Level Sponsors- Donations of $15,001-$100,000 Service wing dedication in honor of the sponsor Community Health Champion Level Sponsors- Donations of $100,000+ Facility dedication in honor of the sponsor

To donate today, please click the DONATE button below. **Please indicate in the comments section of your payment “Crump Blvd.” to designate your contribution for capital development.**

For more information about making a donation or to speak with MHC about becoming a sponsor, please call Marilyn Burress at (901) 261-2003 or email

Groundbreaking Ceremony Thursday October 24 2013

photo (3)Memphis Health Center, Inc. (MHC) will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:00 am to commemorate the start of major renovations to our main clinic site located at 360 E.H. Crump Blvd. MHC received a federal grant award under the Affordable Care Act in the amount of $4,725,000 designated to completely renovate and expand the aging Crump facility. We are very excited to have been selected for this award from among 398 competing projects by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). This project is long overdue and desperately needed. Over the past 40 years, MHC has expanded its services to include internal medicine, dentistry, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, onsite pharmacy, radiology, lab services, podiatry and ophthalmology. As demand for services has grown over the years, the Crump clinic was expanded in turn to meet that demand. Unfortunately, this growth occurred in multiple stages without the benefit of an integrated master plan. This has culminated today in an outdated and inefficient floor plan. In addition, high daily traffic through the facility for 4 decades has worn the facility, its furniture and much of its equipment. Grant funds will be used to renovate the exterior shell and to re-design the entire interior layout with the goal of improving patient flow, increasing capacity, improving efficiency and enhancing the overall quality of patient care.

Community Health Fair Saturday October 26

community_health_fair_2013_mhcMemphis Health Center has partnered with The Henry Schein Foundation to host a community health fair on Saturday, October 26, 2013  at our main site located at 360 E. H. Crump Blvd from 10 am - 2 pm. The focus of the health fair is to promote access to health care, wellness, and prevention for underserved communities by providing free medical and dental screenings. We want to address diseases and risk factors that commonly affect children and their adult caregivers, including hypertension, asthma, diabetes, obesity and poor oral health. We will provide free health screenings to include:
  • blood pressure screening
  • HIV testing (adults), 
  • BMI,
  • glucose & cholesterol screenings  for about 300 individuals (including adults and children).   
  • There will also be free food and several drawings to win exciting prizes to include a Playstation 3, X-Box and a bicycle.
You and your family are invited to participate in this event.