CEO’s Corner, Angela Clabon

CEO’s Corner, Angela Clabon

Dear Friends and Partners, The past year was one for the books! As we near the end of our 46th year, let us not forget how wonderful of a year we have had. 2015 brought in new friends and partners, all of whom have helped us move toward new initiatives and overcome many challenges. As you know, our community is always in need of quality, affordable, and comprehensive healthcare. Thousands of St. Louis residents are uninsured or underinsured. As this is unacceptable, the fact remains: they need help getting access to primary health care, behavioral health care and dental health care services. Over the years, we have watched our patient demographic widen and have come in contact with many different walks of life. However, one patient group in particular stands out: people experiencing homelessness. In 2014, we provided comprehensive healthcare services to 7,158 homeless people. This is a huge number of people, which we believe demands further attention. Primarily an economic problem, homelessness is also a social problem. It’s an issue which has been extremely stigmatized by our nation’s culture and society, which often leaves homeless individuals overlooked by those with the capabilities and resources to help. As the winter months approach, the cold will make it increasingly difficult for people experiencing homelessness to survive. It is not uncommon for us to see many individuals sitting inside our health centers, without ever seeing a doctor, simply because they are waiting for the next church, shelter, or community service organization to open its doors and provide a hot meal or warm place to stay. Our goal through the winter months...
Saint Louis Donates well over 2 Million to Local Non-profits in 24 Hours.

Saint Louis Donates well over 2 Million to Local Non-profits in 24 Hours.

Celebrating its centennial throughout 2015, the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation helps St. Louisans put charitable dollars to work in the St. Louis metro area and beyond, and creates innovative community initiatives like Give STL Day. Last year’s inaugural effort of Give STL Day raised more than $1.1 million for 528 local nonprofits. Over the course of the 24-hour period, Give STL Day logged more than 13,000 individual gifts, which ranged in value from $10 to $5,000. This year’s follow up effort logged more than 20,000 gifts totaling over 2 Million dollars (2,069,601.69 to be exact!) This is a huge accomplishment and Saint Louis should be very proud. Thank you all for supporting your favorite non-profit organizations. Without your generosity, our work would suffer. So thank...
Dr. Carol Henley, D.D.S. to Receive Salute to Excellence in Healthcare Award

Dr. Carol Henley, D.D.S. to Receive Salute to Excellence in Healthcare Award

Later today, Dr. Carol Henley, DDS, will be honored at the St Louis American’s Salute to Excellence in Healthcare Awards. Carol is the epitome of excellence as she excels in providing top-notch dental care to those who need it most. We are very proud to have her on our team and couldn’t be happier for her success. Congratulations Carol! Profile: Carol D. Horton-Henley, DDS, is Chief Dental Officer of Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. She has been a dental practitioner for more than 27 years. Her outreach includes taking care of the dental health needs of the Urban League’s Head Start students at six St. Louis-area locations and developmentally disabled adults and children. Dr. Henley has conducted seminars, workshops and clinics for adults and children to enhance and expand dental education and to promote the profession of...