HEALing Community Center at City of Refuge, a partner of LocumTenens.com, sees first patients


6/2/2011 12:00:00 AM


HEALing Community Center at City of Refuge, a partner of LocumTenens.com, sees first patients

ALPHARETTA, GA June 1, 2011 - The brand new Healing Community Center at City of Refuge, a partner of LocumTenens.com, has opened it's doors to patients in the inner city of metropolitan Atlanta, Ga.  The 8,000 square foot clinic will provide access to much needed healthcare for indigent and low income men, women and children.

City of Refuge and HEAL, organizations that each exist to serve the inner city of Atlanta,  united to build the new clinic in order to expand their ability to offer direct services to a medically underserved area of Atlanta.  Over a six-month period, money was raised to build the clinic, which was able to open its doors with zero debt.  LocumTenens.com is proud to be the lead donor on this project. 

"Our mission at LocumTenens.com is to improve the quality of healthcare for patients by assuring that patients have access to the providers they need," said Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com.  "We are proud to be involved with such vital organizations for the city of Atlanta, and our associates are excited to get involved."

"Many of our physicians will be excited to volunteer as well, and we're hopeful that we will be able to help fill any coverage needs they may have at the clinic."

"The decision to build a full clinic was a result of seeing the need for expanded medical services - our small, one room makeshift clinic was not meeting the needs of our area," said Tony Johns, director of community involvement at City of Refuge.

Previously medical services were available Tuesday through Saturday in small area located within City of Refuge, serving approximately 500 patients a month.  The new clinic will see approximately 1,500 patients a month, and will offer specialty services.  Specialty services will be added over the course of the next several months and will include:

  • Dental
  • Mental Health
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Audiology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Pulmonology
  • Asthma
  • Urology
  • Cardiology
  • Podiatry/foot care
  • Ob/GYN
  • Health Education
  • HIV/AIDS Care
  • Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
  • 2 operating rooms for scheduled use
  • Minor emergency care

About LocumTenens.com

Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service physician recruitment firm specializing in emergency medicine, primary care (including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and hospitalists), anesthesiology and CRNA, psychiatry, radiology and surgery with U.S. hospitals, medical groups and community health centers. LocumTenens.com operates an internet job board with direct access to thousands of jobs - in all specialties - posted directly by facilities and agencies nationwide. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit /welcome or call 800-562-8663.

About City of Refuge

Founded in 1995, City of Refuge (COR) is a 501 (C)3 that began by providing outreach services in Atlanta, Ga. In 2003 COR received a donation of two warehouses in the inner city of Atlanta with more than 210,000 square feet.  Since that time it has grown to help more than 10,000 individuals yearly.

About HEAL

HEAL (Health Education Assessment and Leadership) was founded in 2004 by Dr. Charles Moore to provide health education and medical services to at risk or underserved populations in the metropolitan Atlanta, Ga area.

Media Contact:

Meigan Manis, Senior Public Relations & New Media Specialist
Phone: (678) 992-1276
Email: media@locumtenens.com

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