GOOD NEIGHBOR FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF BEAUFORT
30 Professional Village Circle
Beaufort SC 29907-1570
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Good Neighbor Medical Clinic
Address 30 Professional Village Circle
Beaufort, SC 299071570
Telephone (843) 470-9088
Fax (843) 470-0299
E-mail gnmc1402@embarqmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $230,000.00 (2017)
Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide compassionate skilled medical care to those in need.

 

 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Wendy L Nagy JD, PhD
Board Chair Wendy L. Nagy JD, PhD
Board Chair Company Affiliation Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2007
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $230,000.00
Projected Expenses $230,000.00
Statements
Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate skilled medical care to those in need.

 

 

Background

Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort was established in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to provide free primary health care services for low-income, uninsured adult residents of Beaufort County, South Carolina. Its founders included volunteer health professionals, church leaders and concerned citizens who opened a small clinic in downtown Beaufort in early 2009. Later that year the Clinic outgrew this space and moved to larger quarters on nearby Lady’s Island in order to serve more patients and to provide additional services. The Clinic continues to offer high quality medical care free of charge to Beaufort County’s uninsured adults ages 18-64 whose household incomes are no more than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Clinic uses an efficient and effective team approach to deliver primary medical care, prescription assistance, health education and specialty referrals. These medical services are enhanced by the availability of spiritual support, as our patients may desire. 

 

Impact

1.    The Clinic has provided free health care and support services to all eligible adults in Beaufort County who have come to the Clinic for medical care for several years.  Eligibility for the Clinic’s services is determined by household income (at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level) and having no access to affordable health insurance. In 2016, our clinicians served 476 unduplicated patients, who made 1,604 visits to our providers for medical care.

2.    The Clinic has only four employees, each working part-time.  They include our Clinical Director, Assistant Clinical Director, Outreach Program Manager and Administrative Assistant. Almost all of our funds are allocated to our patient care clinics and outreach activities. This has been made possible by Board members (all volunteers) who are performing some of the administrative responsibilities of managing the Clinic.

3.    The Clinic's Board and staff are working together to reach out into the community to ensure that eligible adults know where the Clinic is located and how to access its services. We have received significant assistance in this effort from the Gullah Church Nurses Association, which has collaborated with the Clinic on an education program for patients with diabetes.  Our outreach efforts are primarily directed towards adults whose household incomes are below the Federal poverty level and have no access to affordable medical care.  We estimate that approximately 75% of the Clinic's patients are in this income group.

Needs

1.    More volunteer clinicians who will help provide regular appointment hours throughout the year.

2.    Donations and grants to cover operating expenses and reserves.

3.    Increased awareness of the Clinic’s services among potential clients.

4.    Financial resources to assist patients with required co-pays for initial specialist visits made following referrals by Clinic providers.

5.    Financial resources and strategies to assist patients with transportation to the Clinic for medical appointments and patient education.
CEO/Executive Director Statement Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort provides respectful and compassionate primary health services to very low-income adults in Beaufort County who have no access to affordable health insurance.  For those in northern Beaufort County with household incomes below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level, the Clinic is the only local source of free primary medical care.  The Clinic is a welcoming environment where both patients and caregivers are healed through our work. 
Board Chair Statement

From its start, Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort has had the support of committed volunteers, churches, the local hospital, community agencies, foundations and individuals. We are fortunate that they continue to support this small faith-based Clinic. The Clinic’s Board includes professionals who perform important services for the Clinic in addition to their duties as directors. The Board includes members of the clergy, a hospital executive, physicians, a pharmacist, a registered nurse and community volunteers with experience in finance, law, fundraising and human resources.

The Clinic's paid staff is a small group of well qualified professionals. Both our Clinical Director and Assistant Clinical Director are registered nurses who have managerial experience in healthcare settings.  Our Outreach Program Manager is a licensed social worker.  Our dedicated volunteer staff members provide medical services and run the other day-to-day operations of the Clinic.

Notwithstanding the generous support the Clinic receives, we face significant challenges. The Clinic relies almost exclusively on retired doctors and nurse practitioners who work in teams with our nurses to provide medical care. These licensed professionals offer a very high level of care, but many spend part of their time away from the Beaufort area. As a result, we are continually recruiting more clinical providers and working to maintain a volunteer staff that is sufficient to serve the needs of our patients throughout the year. This challenge is being addressed through recruiting by our Board and medical staff and advertising in the local media. 

Funding the Clinic's operations is an ongoing challenge.  The Clinic could not operate without the financial support and in-kind services donated by Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Local churches, community agencies, foundations and donors provide additional support for our operations.  The Clinic's Board conducts an annual appeal for donations from individuals.  Throughout the year, Board members submit applications for grant funding.  Since we have little control over the timing of grant funding and donations, the Board sets aside and maintains reserves equal to at least three months of expenses, to cover any timing issues that may arise in funding operations.  Our goal is to increase reserves so that we can be confident of providing continuous services during a longer time horizon.   

The Clinic’s employees, volunteers and Board members are firm believers in our mission to provide compassionate health care to those in need. We recognize that many low-income adults in Beaufort County are served though government programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare and insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.  However, we know that many are not eligible for any of these programs.  We are particularly concerned about those who do not qualify for Medicaid and who are also ineligible for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act because their household incomes are too low.  In northern Beaufort County, adults (ages 18-64) with household incomes under 100% of the Federal Poverty Level who do not qualify for Medicaid have no local source of free primary medical care other than the Clinic. We are focusing our outreach activities to ensure that these residents know where to find the Clinic and how to access our services, and we operate our clinical program to meet their needs.   

Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort serves all eligible adults in Beaufort County.  Most of the Clinic's patients come from northern Beaufort County where the Clinic is the only source of free health care for patients who have very low household incomes and no access to affordable health insurance.
Board Chair
Board Chair Wendy L. Nagy JD, PhD
Company Affiliation Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email wendy.nagy@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Russell Baxley MHABeaufort Memorial Hospital
Catherine Crocker BACommunity Volunteer
John W. Gray MDCommunity Volunteer
The Rt. Rev. Alden Hathaway Parish Church of St. Helena
Carol J. McConn MBA, RNGood Neighbor Free Medical Clinic
Abigail B. Morris RPhBeaufort Naval Hospital
John Moses AB MACommunity Volunteer
Wendy L. Nagy JDGood Neighbor Free Medical Clinic
Saundra Renee Smith PhD RNBeaufort Naval Hospital
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 81%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Risk Management Provisions
Professional Liability
Commercial General Liability
Medical Malpractice
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Wendy L Nagy JD, PhD
Experience

Wendy L. Nagy, who has been a Board member and volunteer grant writer for the Clinic since 2013, is now serving a volunteer Board Chair and CEO of the Clinic. She is an ex officio, nonvoting, member of the Board

Prior to her retirement, Ms. Nagy worked as in-house counsel in public biotech companies outside Philadelphia (1994-2005) and as an associate in the Business and Finance Section of the Philadelphia offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (1986-1994).  Before attending law school, Ms. Nagy worked as a Medical Sociologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia (1978-1984).
 
In addition to her work at the Clinic, since retiring Ms. Nagy participated in the Beaufort Senior Leadership Program, served on Community Investment Panels for United Way of the Lowcountry, and has worked as a community volunteer, preparing grants and organizational documents for nonprofit organizations in the Beaufort area.
 
Ms. Nagy received a JD from Villanova School of Law in 1986 and a PhD from The Australian National University in 1979.
Former Executive Director/CEOs
NameTerm
Westley Byrne DrPH NPJan 2014 - Aug 2015
Carol Waggoner PhD RN 2012 - Dec 2013
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Carol J. McConn MBA RNClinical Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 60
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2017
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Clinic has significant clinical collaborations with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, AccessHealth Lowcountry, and Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Service.
 
The Clinic is certified by South Carolina Free Clinic Association.
 
The Clinic is supported by over 156 individuals and families, 11 churches and 15 foundations and organizations. 
Programs
Description

The Clinic staff uses a team approach to care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Services include physical exams, management of chronic disease, diagnosis and treatment of acute illness, non-surgical orthopedic and cardiology care, mental health care, health education and specialty referrals. This care is enhanced by the availability of spiritual support, as patients may desire.

Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are provided through the generosity of Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  Many prescribed medications are provided at nominal cost or free by local pharmacies; others are supplied without cost from pharmaceutical companies through our prescription assistance program.

The Clinic's medical services are provided primarily by volunteers, including more than 30 clinicians who staff our patient clinics on a regular schedule.  Over 30 nonclinical volunteers staff the Clinic's front office, prescription assistance program, spiritual support service and administrative support services.

Budget $230,000
Short Term Success Our short-term goals for each patient are improved health status and adequate knowledge to facilitate understanding and compliance with the recommended treatment plan.  The Clinic uses a team approach to provide medical care. This includes a history and physical assessment by a nurse, and treatment, if needed, or advice from a physician or nurse practitioner. The patient is next seen by a care coordinator, who is also a nurse, to review the diagnosis and instructions for follow-up care, focusing on the patient’s concerns. This meeting allows the care coordinator to promptly assess the patient’s understanding of his/her diagnosis and treatment plan and to correct any misunderstandings before the patient leaves. Further reinforcement of instructions and teaching may be given by telephone between appointments, as needed.

Patient satisfaction is formally assessed at least annually through a written survey that requests specific information and also allows patients to make suggestions.

Long Term Success

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that each patient at the Clinic receives prompt treatment for acute illnesses, management of chronic disease, and the education, counseling and support necessary for them to lead their lives as comfortably as possible and with a hopeful outlook.

Program Success Monitored BY We measure success in patient care by changes in health status from visit to visit, which are reflected in chart notes. Our hope is to see a patient’s health improve. If a patient’s health is not improving, medical treatment may be changed or additional education may be given in an effort to change behaviors. Diagnostic and laboratory tests are used, as needed, to confirm their health status.

We track deactivated patients, in part, to measure our success in assisting patients who are eligible for affordable health insurance to obtain that coverage.  This tracking is done primarily by follow-up telephone calls, which are only partially successful due to frequent changes of residence and telephone numbers.

We have recently started to measure the success of our efforts to reduce frequent use of the hospital Emergency Room (ER) by Clinic patients through a review of patients' charts and hospital records.

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $230,000.00
Projected Expenses $230,000.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$152,107$137,643$93,166
Government Contributions$10,174$0$0
Federal------
State$10,174----
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$72,050$91,373$76,116
------
$2,681$1,140$1,589
Investment Income, Net of Losses$878----
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$473,793----
Other--$2,163$1,139
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$163,921$147,282$120,430
Administration Expense$13,458$9,570$12,984
Fundraising Expense$1,900----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.331.481.29
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%94%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$292,318$233,707$156,877
Current Assets$292,318$233,189$155,822
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$292,318$233,707$156,877
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountBeaufort Memorial Hospital $50,000Beaufort Memorial Hospital $50,000Beaufort Memorial Hospital $50,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountParish Church of St. Helena $22,000Parish Church of St. Helena $28,250Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation $19,823
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountCommunity Foundation of Richmond and Central VA $20,000Beaufort County Council $15,200Parish Church of St. Helena $19,175
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2018
Comments
Organization Comments The single most significant aspect of the Clinic’s financial statements is that they do not reflect either the large contribution of labor by our volunteers or the generous donation of services and materials by third-party providers. As a result, some of the Clinic’s most valuable in-puts are completely invisible to someone reading the Clinic’s financial statements.
To put the Clinic’s financial statements in perspective, please consider the following volunteer hours donated in 2015, which are not reflected in the Clinic’s financials:
• Physicians, PAs and NPs – 1,107 hours providing patient care during the year
• Nurses – 1,850 hours during the year
• Front desk staff – 1,514 hours during the year
• Prescription Assistance staff – 448 hours during the year
• Other volunteer staff – 749 hours during the year
The total estimated value of direct medical care provided by the Clinic 2016 was $284,330, calculated using the standardized South Carolina Free Clinics visit estimates/formula for medical and ancillary providers, as submitted in our annual survey.
Please also consider the following in-kind donations made for the benefit of Clinic patients in 2016:
• Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures ordered by Clinic physicians which were provided without charge by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, at a value of $472,699 for the year
• Prescription pharmaceuticals ordered by Clinic physicians which were provided without charge by pharmaceutical companies working with Welvista or the Clinic’s Prescription Assistance Program, at a value of $763,395 (based on average wholesale price)