Grant Recipient: Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Inc.

A grant of $75,000 over the next three years will be funding to increase their Nurse Practitioner hours and provide additional quality medical care for their growing backlog of patients.


When Compassionate Care of Shelby County first opened, it relied on volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners to provide the much-needed quality care of patients. However, availability of volunteer providers makes scheduling patients very difficult. Additionally, with current healthcare situations, physicians and nurse practitioners are being stretched to their maximum capacity making it very difficult for them to volunteer for free in this Shelby County clinic.


Compassionate Care applied for grant funding to increase their Nurse Practitioner work hours and provide additional quality medical care for their growing backlog of patients.

 

CLINIC SUCCESS STORY:

Robert was a patient who came to the clinic with a dangerously high blood sugar reading and needed to be admitted to the hospital right away. He had no family, and he walked everywhere he went because he had no transportation. After 6 months since his original call to our clinic for help, Robert is off all but 2 of his medications, he now keeps track of his progress using an Excel spreadsheet, and he will soon go back to work and be at a place where he no longer needs the medical care he once needed from Compassionate Care.


Robert

This is what it's all about. Transforming lives one person at a time and that is what Compassionate Care is doing.