'The Clinic' Celebrates Ten Years of Caring for the Uninsured

The Church Street health center kicked off a decade of service with an October 18 gala.

The Clinic in Phoenixville, a nonprofit organization providing medical services to the uninsured, held its 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on October 18, 2012 at Robert Ryan Catering at Columbia Station in Phoenixville. Over 200 people attended this gala affair. 

Featured speakers at the event included Barbara Tachovsky, President of Paoli Hospital and Steve Tullman, CEO of Phoenixville Hospital. Kate Bilo, meteorologist at CBS 3/CW Philly 57 and Phoenixville native, served as emcee for the evening. 

Chester County Commissioners Ryan Costello and Kathi Cozzone were on hand to present a County Citation to The Clinic, which was accepted by The Clinic founders, Dr. Lorna Stuart and the Reverend Marie Z. Swayze. 

Thomas Burd, Executive Director of The Clinic welcomed guests by saying, “For the last decade, we have been privileged to provide health services to our community.  Today, we celebrate that commitment and mission. We are confident that our first ten years will provide us a solid foundation for the future.”

The Clinic currently serves over 3,000 patients per year providing them with medical and specialty care. In its 10 year history, it has provided health care at over 89,000 patient visits. For more information about The Clinic, please contact Anna Lewicky, Director of Development at 610-935-5464. 

Terry Gilmore October 23, 2012 at 01:13 PM
The Clinic is an absolute blessing beyond words ... as a self-employed individual without medical benefits the services that are provided are highly valued ... PRAISE GOD! :-)
Frances Stein October 23, 2012 at 01:25 PM
The healthcare system in this country has long needed an overhaul. President Obama's plan is a wonderful start. Thank goodness he's had the courage and foresight to address this issue. The Clinic is amazing---there would need to be thousands and thousands more of these to address the care needs of the uninsured. Are you going to take care of getting those all set up and funded?
Ed Roper October 23, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Are you kidding? Have you ever had to be without health insurance and had to rely on free clinics? Obviously not if you think its a viable alternative to actual health insurance. The removal of the pre-existing condition restrictions alone has allowed many people who otherwise would have to rely on the clinic, to actually get health insurance.
. October 23, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Lynette Gray, Why would you try politicize a feel good story about a great local health clinic? Oh yeah, you are a nasty old coot who seems to hate everything! Since you are so against "Obamacare" for the rest of us, I really hope you aren't using your medicare benefits as by your logic that too is a "boondoggle" For the record, clinics while very helpful can't provide long term or critical care, which is the very thing that can bankrupt families. Try getting cancer treatment or heart surgery at a local clinic. Lynette - Don't go away mad, JUST GO AWAY.....
Ed Roper October 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Rich don't bother. She's probably the angriest person on patch. Shame on her for steering this conversation so off topic away from who we should be honoring, which is those who work at The Clinic.
Ed Roper October 23, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Back on topic, the clinic has served many of my friends who cannot afford or are unable to get healthcare many, many times. They are one of the biggest assets to our community.
Linda Patton October 23, 2012 at 04:14 PM
The clinic is a success and a valuable blessing in our community because of the love and care of the good people who support it. It has nothing to do with Obama!! This clinic is about LIFE and the value of it. Obama is from the culture of death and if he is elected again you will see even more evidence of that. Let's pray that we elect the candidate who values the teachings of Christ. Praise you Jesus!
. October 23, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Really Linda? Culture of death? Sigh..... I think some of you should seek a good mental health clinic. Good day and good luck.
Lynette Gray October 23, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Linda needs mental health help because she does not support legalized matricide, Dickie Hurtz? Why am I not surprised you would say something that asinine.
Ed Roper October 23, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Oh the irony of debating against abortion in an article about doctors who probably very well would advocate for abortions when medically necessary.


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