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August 30, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Receives Grant from Komen of Central TN

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to be named as a recipient of a grant awarded by Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee to promote FFMC’s Women’s Health Initiative. IMG_2474

A key goal of the Women’s Health Initiative is to ensure that low-income, uninsured/under-insured women enter, remain in, and progress through the Continuum of Care for breast health. This program provides education, clinical breast exams, and mammography referrals to women ages 21-74 in Middle Tennessee.

Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee funds vital screening mammograms, diagnostic testing, and treatment support for 41 counties in Tennessee in Northwest Georgia through its annual Community Grants Program.

Komen’s efforts helped reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989 and 2014 – this grant is part of that effort to to “save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”

To learn more about FFMC’s Women’s Health Initiative, please contact Event & Marketing Manager Erin Ingram at eingram@faithmedical.org or 615-649-3031.

About Faith Family Medical Center
Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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April 25, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Asks for Community’s Support in the Big Payback 

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center is once again participating in the Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work to improve the local community.

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, this day of giving and philanthropy begins at midnight on Wednesday, May 2nd, and runs for 24 hours.

Once the clock starts, anyone can visit TheBigPayback.org and make donations to Faith Family and other participating nonprofits – including schools and religious institutions – that serve the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.

Donors can view and select from participating organizations based on location and focus area, such as health care, education, animals, the environment, and more to support nonprofits with gifts from $10 and up.2018-BP-News-Feed-Image

“Last year, we received an outpouring of support, resulting in $5,000 toward our mission of healing the uninsured and under-insured in Middle Tennessee,” said CEO Laura Hobson.

Contributions made during the Big Payback are boosted with funds from sponsors of the event, providing Faith Family with multiple opportunities to vie for financial incentives and additional prizes. The real-time leaderboard hosted on TheBigPayback.org tracks donations and creates additional excitement surrounding the day.

“Nonprofits do important, life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Big Payback has become an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors. It’s an easy, fun, and  meaningful way for us to show our local pride, give back, and make an enormous impact in the process.”

About Faith Family Medical Center
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About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

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April 12, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Welcomes New Event and Marketing Manager

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to announce Erin Ingram as its Event and Marketing Manager. Ingram will coordinate the event and marketing efforts of the nonprofit.Capture

“Faith Family Medical Center gives so much to the Middle Tennessee community, and I am proud to be able to help spread the organization’s message,” Ingram said.

Ingram most recently served as Communications Specialist at the Tennessee Department of Treasury, where she coordinated events and social media. Ingram graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Marketing, and has been actively involved in Middle Tennessee’s nonprofit community for the past five years.

“We are excited to have Erin here to help us reach more people in the Nashville area,” said Chief Development Officer Cathy Altenbern, “We are growing and working to expand our services to help more patients, and this position is an integral part of that effort.”

Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

For more information, contact Cathy Altenbern at caltenbern@faithmedical.org or visit FaithMedical.org.

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February 13, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Announces New Chief Development Officer

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to announce Cathy Altenbern as its Chief Development Officer. Altenbern will oversee all fundraising and marketing efforts of the nonprofit.Cathy

Altenbern said, “I was attracted by the company’s mission and reputation in the Nashville nonprofit community. Faith Family Medical Center continues to be a vital healthcare resource for thousands of Middle Tennesseans; with the changes in healthcare and the influx of new residents to this area, the need for FFMC’s services will only increase.”

Altenbern was most recently Chief Development Officer at Monroe Harding where she led their fundraising efforts and was on the Executive Management Team. Altenbern also serves as a Commissioner for the City of Belle Meade and has been active in numerous civic, religious and philanthropic organizations over the past 25 years.

For more information, contact Laura Hobson, President & CEO: LHobson@FaithMedical.org.

Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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March 1, 2018

West End Home Foundation Awards Grant to Faith Family Medical Center

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to be named as a recipient of a grant awarded by the West End Home Foundation to promote access to medical care specifically focused on improving access for seniors.

The West End Home Foundation, originally a residential organization, now focuses primarily on grantmaking to increase the availability and standard of resources for the elderly in the community. The mission of the West End Home Foundation, “to improve the quality of life of seniors through support of nonprofit organizations that provide advocacy, food, housing, health and transportation services to seniors,” is uniquely tied to Faith Family Medical Center’s commitment to the health of the greater Nashville community.

Seniors are uniquely vulnerable to the cycle of healthcare neglect where one cannot afford care, does not receive care, and develops severe issues that require expensive care. FFMC, as a primary care facility, provides regular appointments with healthcare providers and referrals to specialists for the working uninsured and underinsured regardless of age.

Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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March 1, 2018

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and the CVS Health Foundation Award Grant to Faith Family Medical Center

Nashville, TN- We are excited to share the news that Faith Family Medical Center has received a grant from the CVS Health Foundation in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. The funding we’re receiving will help us increase access to health care for underserved populations in Nashville and surrounding counties and specifically support the primary care efforts of Faith Family.

As an organization, we face many health care challenges but the support we are receiving from the CVS Health Foundation will help us address those challenges and provide the Nashville community with access to innovative health care services and improved health outcomes for patients managing chronic conditions.

As we continue to look for opportunities to expand access to health care in our local community, we’re thankful for the support from the CVS Health Foundation which will make a positive impact on the health and the well-being of our patients.

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 Diabetes Days

DiabetesDayLogoDiabetes Days are provided 8 times a year for our diabetic patients.

Patients come free of charge to receive a physical exam, a dental screening by a volunteer hygienist from Interfaith Dental Clinic, a foot exam by a volunteer podiatrist, an overall wellness assessment, medication management and disbursement, and nutritional counseling by a volunteer dietitian, and eye exams by a volunteer ophthalmologist.


Hypertension Days

Hypertension Days are provided 3 times a year for our patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

Patients rotate through several stations including a provider visit, a medical reconciliation meeting, an oral exam, blood work, nutrition counseling, and a wellness assessment.