Generous $50K donation benefits Methodist Charlton Family Medicine Center

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The Methodist Health System Foundation recently announced a gift of $50,000 to Methodist Charlton Medical Center. This generous donation was made by a Methodist Health System physician who has asked to remain anonymous.

The funds will be used to purchase medications for working poor and indigent patients at the Methodist Charlton Family Medicine Center. Specifically, these monies will be used to provide bridge medications at no cost for impoverished patients, while a social worker works to secure long-term prescription medication through pharmaceutical companies.

Through a generous gift by an anonymous donor, we are able to assist our patients in obtaining medications on an interim basis until a long term solution is in place,” says Brett Johnson, MD, program director of the Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program. “At this point, we have been able to prevent a readmission to the hospital, shortened a patient’s stay in the hospital, lessened patients worries of not taking needed medications, and improved patients’ potential for a significantly improved quality of life. This gift is particularly meaningful because it comes from one of our own physicians–someone who sees firsthand the needs of our patients.”

The Family Medicine Center is the outpatient care and teaching center of Methodist Health System. The physicians on the medical staff specialize in family medicine or family practice — the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for individuals and families throughout the various stages of life, from childhood and adolescence to adulthood and geriatrics. The Family Medicine Center is located on the campus of Methodist Charlton Medical Center, adjacent to the Physician Office Building III. Free parking is conveniently located in the parking garage or at any of the surface parking lots near the Outpatient Center. For more information, visit www.methodisthealthsystem.org/familymedicine or call 214-947-5400.