Vision -The Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco, Inc. strives to meet the healthcare needs of eligible residents in Pasco County. Our goal is to be recognized as the leading source of healthcare for the uninsured by partnering with medical and dental providers and other community resources.
Mission - The Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco, Inc. is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that provides quality, non-emergency medical and dental services free-of-charge to eligible residents of Pasco County.
Values - We are committed to treating our patients, volunteers, and staff with respect and dignity, and to function at a high level of performance, making the best possible use of community resources.
Video - Dr. Goldman on Good Sam
Clinic Named Non-Profit of the Year
June 12, 2012- The Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco, Inc., a charitable organization, was named “Non-Profit of the Year” at the 68th Annual Chamber Banquet, held last Friday evening. During the Special Awards presentation, the Clinic was up against some other very worthy causes and was delighted to have been selected. “This recognition from the business community is amazing” says Clinic’s CEO, Melissa Fahy. She continues with “Our Clinic is valued added to the needy residents throughout Pasco County, we deliver healthcare to those who fall between the cracks. It is exciting that we have been recognized as leader within the non-profit sector. We have a great team!” The Good Sam Clinic started back in 1990 and continues to meet the needs of the low-income, uninsured residents. Volunteer Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, and an army of volunteer support staff deliver charitable services to those who cannot afford it otherwise. The Clinic receives no Federal or State funding so it relies on fundraisers, grants, donations and community partnerships. “We make a difference everyday as we serve over 4,000 patients, this recognition award is something we are extremely proud of” say Fahy. To learn more about the clinic go to www.goodsamclinic.org or call us if you would like to volunteer to be a part of our success at 727-848-7789.
Nurses Gala Winners Announced
The Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco is proud to present the 2012 Nurse of the Year Court. The 6th Annual Nurses Gala was held on Friday, May 11, 2012, in conjunction with National Nurses Week, at the Spartan Manor. 400 guests took part of the annual celebration where approx. $90,000 was raised to benefit the indigent uninsured residents of Pasco County with free healthcare.
With 13 nominations submitted, the committee selected the following as the winners to represent the 2012 Nurses of the Year.
Medical Center of Trinity Hospital- Emmy Santos, R.N.
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital- Danielle Talone, R.N.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hospital- Jackie Butler, RN
People’s Choice- Tamara Segalla, LPN
Nurses really are the Pearl’s of Healthcare! If you would like to be on the 2013 planning committee, please call Melissa Fahy at 727-848-7789.
Community Support and Funding
In a recent report to the Florida Department of Health, Volunteer Healthcare Provider Program we reported 116 total number of licensed healthcare providers volunteering their time for the year ending June 2010. Additionally, dollar value of services for licensed volunteers as $239,771; total value of donations, which include pharmaceuticals, eyeglasses, labs, x-rays, and hospitals as over $100,000 for a combined total of over $2,000,000. We also reported that we saw an increase of 70% in total number of patient's visits in the past two years.
We have over 60 volunteers who donate their time to the clinic each month. These include pharmacists, nurses, medical technicians, clerical staff and others who do housekeeping to building maintenance. Simply put, OUR VOLUNTEERS DO A GREAT JOB! And those numbers do not include all the physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners who rotate through the clinic each month providing quality care.
Christmas Tree Auction
The 2nd Annual Festival of the Trees takes place November-16-20, 2011 at Gulf View Square Mall. Silent bidding opens on November 16. VIP Night will commence on November 20 with a live auction. Ticket are $25. Please contact the clinic for more details.