Our Story

Highlights of Our First Ten Years 

We could do nothing without the willing hearts and hands of those in our community, and we are keenly aware of how blessed we are to be a part of Coweta County's thriving healthcare system. Having received support from so many friends of the Clinic, we are intentional in finding creative ways to give back. Our timeline highlights milestones in the Clinic’s history, the benchmarks that fulfill our strategic plan, and the mutually beneficial relationships that make Coweta County a better, healthier place to live.   

 

Timeline

2009 — Kitchen Table Gatherings


  • Learn from other clinics and our community
  • Incorporate in November
  • Gain 501(c)3 status
  • Join Georgia Charitable Care Network
  • Establish partnerships with Central Educational Center (CEC) and Piedmont Newnan Hospital




2010 — A Home and Direction


  • Receive Rural Healthcare Network Planning Grant to conduct Community Needs Assessment
  • Establish Strategic Plan goals based on community input:
  1. Acute and chronic illness care
  2. Linkage to specialty care
  3. Patient education
  4. Access to prescription medicines
  5. Patient navigation and case management
  6. Mental health services
  7. Dental care
  8. Women’s health services
  9. Transportation to care
  10. Testing
  11. Nutrition education
  • Coweta County Hospital Authority leases the former Health Department building to Coweta Samaritan Clinic for $1 annually
  • Newnan Hospital Foundation grants $100,000 in operational funds annually for 10 years




2011 — Open for Patients


  • 1st annual fundraising events–Tony Barnhart Breakfast and Bluegrass & Barbeque
  • Welcome 1st patient on October 6
  • Dr. Earnest Barron and Rhonda Whitton, RN, FNP join Dr. Crosby in volunteering to provide primary care




2012-13 — Expanding Services


  • Volunteer providers begin accepting referrals for specialty care
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Metro-Atlanta partners with the Clinic for oncology and screening services
  • Patient Assistance Program (PAP) gives patients access to free prescription medicines
  • Mental health services referrals available through Pathways Center, churches, and volunteer counselors
  • Women's Health Services available through volunteer providers
  • Piedmont Newnan Hospital provides basic lab services and plain film X-rays
  • Diabetes and Nutrition education available through volunteer providers




2014 — Community Partnerships


  • American Health Imaging partners with the Clinic to provide free CT, MRI, and ultrasound imaging
  • Clinic partners with CEC, local volunteer dentists, and West Georgia Technical College to train dental technician students and provide dental care for Clinic patients




2015-17 — Giving Back and Enhancing Community Partnerships


  • Add case management and hire nurse practitioner with support from Ferrol and Helen Sams’ family donation to Piedmont Healthcare Foundation
  • Piedmont Newnan Hospital Foundation provides new computers
  • Piedmont Newnan Hospital grants Clinic access to electronic medical records (EPIC)
  • Clinic donates used computers to the Boys & Girls Club
  • Partner with Summit Family YMCA to give patients access to wellness programming




2018 — Educating Future Providers


  • Kent Voyce, DO; Prevent Blindness of Georgia, and Eye Consultants of Atlanta provide vision screening and eye care
  • Aspiring students begin shadowing Clinic family nurse practitioner, physicians, and social worker
  • University of West Georgia Nursing School students receive experience in a clinical setting




2019 — Celebrating Attainment of Strategic Goals


  • Medications obtained through PAPs top $2 million in 2019 alone
  • Pain management is available through volunteer provider
  • Number of Hepatitis C patients cured through access to medications obtained through PAP reaches 25 total successes
  • Partnership with Coweta F.O.R.C.E. for substance abuse recovery referrals
  • Transportation vouchers for Coweta Transit are available to patients




2020 — Adapting to Immediate Needs


  • Celebrate arrival of Kelly Hines, Executive Director
  • Pivot to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Provide care for nearly 1,600 unique patients through nearly 22,000 patient visits since opening





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