The administration and staff of Memphis Health Center, Inc. worked together to make this a very special Christmas for one in-need local family. Each department donated clothes and toys to fulfill the Christmas wish list for Josiah (age 2), Jordan (age 4), and Jeremiah (age 6), all current patients at Memphis Health Center’s Crump Boulevard clinic location.
The gifts were presented to an overjoyed family at a small reception held at the Crump site on Friday, December 20th at 10:30 am. MHC’s longest tenured employee and lead Pediatrician, Dr. Manhar Gandhi, became aware of the young mother of 3’s current situation during a recent visit, “I get to know all of my patients very well. I cannot effectively treat them without getting to know them first, it comes natural for me. Sometimes a small act of kindness can change a life and it was apparent to me that this family was in need of a little kindness right now.” Gandhi presented his idea to a few others and shortly thereafter the entire MHC team mobilized to make this Christmas an unforgettable one for this very fortunate family of 4.
“They are so happy to have something to look forward to on Christmas day! MHC has always been there for my family’s health needs, but I never could have imagined such a Christmas miracle.” the children’s mother exclaimed during the event. “MHC’s mission is about helping those that need us most while still providing access to world-class health care for every member of our community. Our staff goes above and beyond for every patient, every day. The overwhelming response we’ve seen on this family’s behalf today just exemplifies that general attitude of care and concern we share for all of our patients.” Said Brian Wallace, MHC’s CFO.
MHC is a non-profit federally qualified community health center founded in Memphis, TN in 1971. The 1st health provider of its type in the Memphis area more than 40 years ago, today MHC continues to seek 100% access to affordable preventive and primary health services with 0% health disparity for all residents of Shelby & Fayette counties, TN. The Center accepts most commercial insurances, TennCare, Medicare and provides a sliding fee scale program for individuals that have no insurance or are underinsured. MHC has 3 clinic locations and offers extended hours on Mondays and Wednesdays until 9 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call our Patient Care Center at (901) 261-2000 during normal business hours (7:30 am- 5:30 pm Monday-Thursday & 7:30 am- 11:30 am Friday) or visit our online Appointment Request feature by clicking here: Appointment Request
If you are interested in supporting the Center’s mission by making a tax-deductible donation, please visit the donation portal by clicking here (link to http://memphishealthcenter.org/crump_blvd_capital_campaign.php) or call Marilyn Burress, Manager of Grants & Special Programs, at (901) 261-2003.