Turner House Clinic received notice this morning that we have achieved the designation of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Look-Alike status from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Eighteen months ago, the Turner House Children's Clinic board, along with the leadership of the University of Kansas Health System and the University of Kansas School of Nursing began conversations and planning to merge the operations of three existing safety net clinics in Wyandotte County. Those clinics are Turner House, Silver City Health Center and the KU Pediatric clinic housed at the Children's Campus of KC. We have been working collaboratively now for more than a year, with the goal of finalizing a merger, under the Turner House 501c3, at the end of 2017. The health outcomes in Wyandotte County always fall at or near the bottom of the rankings in Kansas.
Thank you to Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for awarding a 2017-2018 Access to Care grant for $20,000 to Turner House Children’s Clinic. Turner House is one of 10 organizations awarded this year’s grant, supporting dentist-led care to underserved children.
Over $18,000 was raised to benefit Turner House Children’s Clinic at the Hooked on Kids’ Health event, June 4. All proceeds go to Turner House thanks to our generous sponsors, especially Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho’s in KCK and Leawood and Marc Lonesk of Sturgis Materials.