Healthcare in the Shadows


North Omaha Area Health

The North Omaha Area Health clinic (called NOAH by everyone in Omaha) may be located in a former nail spa but you can’t get a pedicure there.  What they do offer however, is far more valuable and free:  HIV testing, counseling and referral; screening for diabetes; screening for sexually transmitted infections; and blood pressure checks. …

Posted by on June 29, 2015 in News

Sheridan Health Services (SHS) in Denver

Launched as a nurse managed school based clinic back in 1995, Sheridan Health Services has grown and expanded to serve 2300 unique patients in 10,000 encounters per year and serves all ages from two sites in Sheridan, a lower income suburb of Denver, Colorado.  It wasn’t an easy journey and the road ahead is still…

Posted by on June 28, 2015 in News

Growing Nurse Led Care at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Nursing

More than five years ago, Dean Doreen Harper challenged her faculty to establish a viable faculty practice program to compliment the highly regarded academic and research programs for which the UABSON is well known. Dean Harper knew that clinical practice is a critical component that supports the teaching and research missions of top schools of nursing….

Posted by on June 20, 2015 in News

Prescott Health Clinic

Rebecca Oldani, MSN, FNP-BC is a woman on a mission to make primary healthcare accessible at an affordable price, using a sustainable business model.  When the local community college shut down its student health service three years ago, Oldani formed her own professional limited liability corporation, set up a clinic a few blocks away and opened two months…

Posted by on June 1, 2015 in News

Compass Pediatrics in Odessa, Texas

This nurse owned pediatric practice in the heart of the Permian Basin in West Texas is a smashing success by all measures.  Owner and clinical provider, Tamara Bavousett, DNP, PNP-BC reports that her office cares for more than 4000 active patients (newborns through college age) who generated 9800 patient visits in the past 12 months….

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in News

Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center in Lubbock, TX

With their mission to reduce or eliminate health disparities among high risk populations, the Texas Tech School of Nursing faculty have created a mosaic of healthcare related services offered to thousands of patients and families in this Western High Plains region.  The Larry Combest Center opened in 2009 with major support from Texas Tech University…

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in News

Vine School Health Center in Knoxville

It’s been a long journey from the first day of operation back in 1996. The Vine School Health Center was then just a curtained alcove near the bathroom in the teachers’ lounge.  Privacy and space were at a premium but at long last the low income children who attended school there had access to primary care and health…

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News

Archer Family Health Care

Archer, Florida is a sleepy little town some 15 miles from Gainesville.  There’s one red light and one gas station and many of the streets remain unpaved North Florida dirt since the town’s founding in 1850.  The University of Florida College of Nursing (CON) has been working for more than 40 years in the Archer…

Posted by on April 29, 2015 in News

St. Mary’s Health Center in Savannah

Arising from humble beginnings, St. Mary’s Health Center is a beacon of hope for adults with no health insurance in Chatham County, GA (Savannah).  This free clinic began as a community outreach in 2004 in the Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood with two volunteer nurse practitioners from Armstrong State University and one community physician volunteer. Twice a week…

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in News

The Clinic at Mercury Courts

The paint on the red door is chipped and the flower boxes no longer hold even artificial flowers but don’t let the outside appearance fool you.  Inside this small brick structure located at the street entrance of a 50 year old motel converted into transitional housing units, something special is happening.  Today, E. came screaming…

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in News

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