I am writing to you today as Board Chair at CrossOver Healthcare Ministry. As our fiscal year comes to a close, I wanted to give a brief report on some of the innovative programs we have introduced this year to help our patients to better manage their health.
Early this year, CrossOver launched a Hospital Discharge clinic on Friday mornings at our Cowardin Clinic and Monday afternoons at our Western Henrico site. To sum it up, patients who are discharged to our care from local hospitals have the opportunity within a week of discharge to go through a financial screening, interact with our social workers, receive health education and medications assistance from our nursing team, and see a primary care physician. Both dental and vision appointments can be set up soon thereafter. This process helps our patients stay out of the hospital and learn to manage their health on their own. That is good news for everyone!
This is just one of the ways that our Medical Director, Dr. Mike Murchie, and our team of staff and volunteers come together to bring quality healthcare to the largest group of patients possible.
My point in telling you all of the above is this: CrossOver Healthcare Ministry is always growing, changing, and innovating with one goal in mind, to provide high quality healthcare to those who need it most.
As broader health policies shift, our need for donations from the community does not change. It did not change when the Affordable Care Act became law, and the need will not change as Medicaid expansion becomes a reality in Virginia. We will still rely primarily on the gifts of private donors and businesses who understand the importance of public health in the community, and who want to reach out and help hardworking families who would otherwise fall between the cracks in our system!