DOVER -- Union Hospital in Dover has made a cash donation of $50,000 to the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured.
The clinic, located at 420 Reeves Ave. in Dover, serves hundreds of Tuscarawas County residents who are working, have no health insurance, and have a household income of less than 199 percent of the federal poverty level.
Announcing the donation, approved by the hospital's Board of Trustees, Bruce James, president and CEO of Union Hospital, said the clinic is providing an important service to this segment of the community.
"Union Hospital has been a partner with the Clinic for the Working Uninsured since its inception. Members of our medical staff and hospital employees have served as volunteer leaders and caregivers, helping the Cclinic provide quality care to its patients," James said.
In addition to cash, Union Hospital supports the clinic's patient services by donating Radiology and Laboratory testing and diagnostic services. In 2011, James said the value of those services was $147,000.
"This cash contribution plus the donation of in-kind services helps to support the clinic and its many volunteer physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals caring for its patients," James added. "The clinic's work aligns with Union Hospital's mission to maintain quality healthcare services in the local area."
Jamie Orr, executive director of the clinic, expressed her gratitude for the hospital's support provided since the clinic first opened.
The Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve access to health care for the working, uninsured Tuscarawas County residents, ages 18-64, who are at or below 199 percent of the federal poverty level.
The clinic is staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and others who believe that good health can be reached and maintained through the proper balance of exercise, nutrition, medical care and education.
The goal of the clinic is to help patients obtain and maintain good health. In order to achieve this goal, the clinic offers preventative and routine services, diabetic and hypertension education, nutritional/dietician services, medication programs, health education classes, and some specialty care.
Anyone in Tuscarawas County ages 18-64 who are gainfully employed but lack medical insurance can contact the clinic at 330-364-1853 to complete a medical and financial assessment to determine eligibility.
Additional information can be found at the clinic's website www.tuscarawasclinic.org.