On Monday, I was given the opportunity to speak at the Rotary Club in Cheraw, South Carolina. Rotary is a service oriented group of community leaders. McLeod Board Member Crawford Moore called me with the invitation to speak about McLeod Health.
Prior to the Rotary meeting on Monday, Crawford wanted to show me the work of local citizens at the Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic. I met Dr. Gabe Simpson who volunteers in the clinic when he is not working in the emergency room of the local hospital. At Mercy In Me Clinic, I also met with Kappie Griggs, RN and John Goodwin, who also volunteer their time and expertise for the clinic, which is staffed and supported by all volunteers. I was impressed with the spirit of caring I observed in those who volunteer to help others and serve the special needs in the clinic.
The Mercy In Me Free Medical clinic was established to offer relief to those who find themselves without heath insurance. By providing screening, medications, and a heathy dose of God’s love and compassion, Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic will provide free, quality health care to the uninsured, while protecting each patient’s dignity and self-respect.
Click on this link to see the safety net service being provided to people in Cheraw, http://www.mercyinme.org/