Two foundations have recently joined the mission of CrossOver Ministry to provide compassionate health care for the neediest in the community.
With a grant from the Beirne Carter Foundation, CrossOver is able to make changes to its physical space in order to accommodate its exponential growth. Overcrowded waiting rooms, patients being screened for services in hallways, and physicians waiting for available exam rooms are all issues that will be alleviated with the expansion of the West End Clinic, allowing twice the number of patients to be seen at a time. The clinic will have double the exam rooms, an extra dental chair and the addition of an ophthalmology screening room, among other improvements. Crossover’s administrative offices have moved to the West End, and the Cowardin clinic will gain additional exam and counseling rooms.
A dedicated Women’s Health Clinic at the West End is being funded with a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In conjunction with the Every Woman’s Life and Wise Woman program, the new program seeks to improve access to breast health services for low-income uninsured women, addressing the significant increase in the number of younger women who are coming to the clinic with advanced stage cancer. The goal is to treat the whole patient, including other chronic conditions that affect overall health. Beginning January 12, 2011, the clinic will be open from 5pm – 8pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Visit www.crossoverministry.org for more information.