By Daniel Meara, Communications Manager
The Arc Mercer and Medina Community Clinic held an Open House on March 29 that drew an overflow crowd to its new health clinic. The event officially unveiled the new facility and launched a collaborative initiative between the two non-profit organizations. Guests toured the facility, which The Arc Mercer is now sharing with the Medina Clinic, and learned about how this joint effort will improve access to care for special needs patients.
The Arc Mercer’s Executive Director Steven Cook said, “This collaboration represents diversity of people and a diversity of solutions to some very challenging healthcare issues.” The Medina Clinic, which formed in 2014, is grounded in the Islamic principle of caring for those who are in need.
Medina Clinic Board Member Sunita Mookerjee called the collaboration “healthcare with heart.”
Dr. Zahid Baig, a Medina Board member who volunteers with the clinic, said that at a time so marked by unease, this collaboration serves as a reminder that embracing our common humanity uplifts us all.
Steve Cook noted that the partnership with Medina will further The Arc Mercer’s mission of using new strategies to provide better care to more people. “This collaboration with Medina marks an important step in The Arc Mercer’s ongoing pursuit of excellent care through innovation.” Part of that innovation will be tapping into The Arc Mercer’s expertise in I/DD care to create an orientation and education program for doctors so they can better serve those individuals.
The model of this partnership will provide a template for other counties and even other states.
Please spread the word about this exceptional facility, which has expanded capacity to treat patients in need of special needs care.