A Word from Leadership
Last year as he retired, Dr. Bill prayed for us, “This is His work: He is the vine and we are His Branches. May He prune us all that we may bear more fruit and bring glory to His Name!”
God is pruning us as we learn to do things we have never done before in our
first year as a Federally Qualified Health Center. We have learned to use clinical quality of care outcomes and business metrics in new ways to improve patient care and operational practices. Much of our learning has been through generous mentorship from each of the other community health centers in our region. The fruit of this work is the evolution of meaningful collaborative partnerships with all of them.
We are being pruned as we learn how to provide in- house Point of Care Testing so patients can get most of their lab work done with us during their appointments. We are learning how to enhance our group-learning program, called Healthy Me! Patients enrolled in this program attended XXX sessions, and received xxx vouchers to the Curbside Market. An entire neighborhood enjoys the Curbside Market parked outside Grace Family Medicine’s every week.
We are being hard pruned as we live through the initial stages of restoring a 100-year old building. We are freshening and re-purposing clinic space, and we are transforming street level administrative space into a new home for Embracing Options, including new space and equipment for the re-launch of our ultrasound program.
We start each day together asking our God to prune us so we may serve those who need us that day. We pray, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”. 1 Peter 4:10. The fruit of this prayer unfolds in the told and untold stories of our patients and clients.
Avik Ganguly, Board Chair
Janet Thirlby, Executive Director