Columbia St. Mary's to Open Community Based Chronic Disease Management Clinic

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Milwaukee, WI, October 17, 2013 – Columbia St. Mary's is excited to announce the opening of a Community Chronic Disease Management (CCDM) clinic, the Willie L. Hines, Sr. Health Clinic, in partnership with Christian Faith Fellowship Church. The new clinic will be located at Destiny Plaza, 7220 N. 76th Street in Milwaukee.

The clinic will assess and treat uninsured people with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes through a model of care that has a seven-year history of success in Milwaukee. The Willie L. Hines, Sr. Health Clinic will be open Tuesdays from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.

A Grand Opening event will be held on Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 pm Bishop Darrell Hines and Pastor Pamela Hines from Christian Faith Fellowship Church, Bill Solberg, Director of Community Services for Columbia St. Mary’s, and clinic staff, will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The clinic is named in honor of Bishop Hines’ father, Willie L. Hines, Sr., who was himself a pastor for many years in the community, and a respected senior advisor in the formation of Christian Faith Fellowship Church.

This is the fourth CCDM clinic to be established. The first clinic opened at the New Life Food Pantry in 2006 through funding by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a component of the Advancing Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The CCDM clinic model is a collaboration of Columbia St. Mary’s and the Medical College of Wisconsin, which screens and manages hypertension, diabetes, obesity and smoking. The clinic addresses barriers to health services for low-income adults who are at risk of developing chronic diseases. By establishing clinics in nontraditional locations, such as food pantries and churches, and offering screening, referral and management services, low-cost drugs, at-cost diabetic supplies, and preventative education, CCDM clinics contribute to the prevention of chronic disease complications among Milwaukee’s most vulnerable populations.

Other partners include the UWM School of Nursing, Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee Area Technical College-Dieticians, Word of Hope Church of God in Christ, Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic.



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