First 2015 Swim Class Graduates
First and second Pretty in Paint Party
2014 GS Banana Festival Booth
Nine kids complete second swim Good Samaritan swim course
Ribbon Cutting and Reception of new health clinic on March 1, 2013
Dr. Bill Smith and Rev. Bill Tate look on as Twin Cities' mayors Eliane Forrester (Fulton) and Eddie Cassetty (South Futon) cut the ribbon to officially open the Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center's new health clinic. The March 1st opening reception was attended by many in the community.
The Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center is a ministry of Jesus Christ serving Western Kentucky and Northwestern Tennessee. The Center provides health and wellness services to those who work and have no health insurance. While the Center is free to qualified persons, donations are encouraged to help offset operational costs. Support for the Center comes from several individual grants and personal donations, with no government funds used. The Center is manned with volunteers, both medical and non-medical professionals, from several Christian churches in the community.
Current clinic operations are now being conducted at the new location at 209 West State Line, South Fulton. The clinic is open Tuesdays 4:00-8:00 pm and Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. Expansion of services continue as the Center grows.
January was a busy beginning for 2013 as volunteers have been working hard in preparing the new GS clinic to open on February 19. The Board of Directors thank everyone who donated time and supplies. The work continues and is expected to be complete before the target date in February.
On the evening of December 20th, five of the Good Samaritan Center's volunteer nurses joined Mary Russell, Clinic Manager, for a planning session. Mary began the discussion by reviewing the recent strides made toward opening the Center. This discussion was followed by a brainstorming session in which the medical volunteers eagerly shared ideas from their vast experience about setting up a medical office, equipment and supply needs, and tips for promoting the creation of a primary care facility that runs smoothly and efficiently.
Mary stated that the nurses' input was invaluable and their enthusiasm and eagerness to begin serving at the Center was inspiring and contagious.
The Good Samaritn Health & Wellness Center recently sponsored 15 children in learning how to swim. The swim lessons were conducted at the Willingham Center in Fulton with each child receiving a graduation certificate for completion of the course. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among children. Good Samaritan supports programs for improving the welfare and wellness of area youth.