A New Space for Family Medicine

A New Space for Family Medicine

A New Space for Family Medicine

Thanks to a generous gift, Berea Family Medicine has been redesigned with you in mind.

To provide excellent care, it helps for providers to work in a space designed specifically for the needs of their patients. When it became clear that the outdated layout and atmosphere of Berea Family Medicine, part of KentuckyOne Health, was no longer meeting that standard, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation stepped in to help.

“After hearing our plans for improving the space to better serve our patients and improve efficiency, the Foundation presented us with a gift of $380,000 that made the project possible,” said Nikki L. Cooper, practice manager at Berea Family Medicine.

Thanks to the support of generous donors and fundraisers working through the Foundation, Berea Family Medicine now has a more efficient layout and more room for patients, as well as new hardwood floors, furniture and lighting, and artwork by local artists and photographers.

“It’s amazing how much difference a renovation like this can make,” Cooper said. “Visitors and patients are amazed the moment they step off the elevator. Our office is a warm, inviting environment for care. We’re thankful for the gift that made it possible.”

Vital updates to patient care are made possible by the generous support of community members and businesses. Learn more about the different ways you can help make a difference.

This article originally appeared in the 2017 Summer edition of One Health Magazine. Sign up for your free subscription.

A Gift that Makes a Difference

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A Gift that Makes a Difference

When Walter Clare’s wife Lisa passed away in April 2015, the Kentucky resident began thinking about his estate and how he could make a lasting impact on the lives of others. His search led him to the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation.

Lisa had cancer and Clare wanted their legacy to benefit families dealing with cancer and the related financial hardships that can interfere with people’s ability to get the care they need. Well aware of the work performed at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, Clare established an endowment fund that will offer assistance to families in need.

“There are many families who travel long distances to come to the cancer center, and they need help paying for gas and meals,” Clare said. “It’s my hope that I can ease that burden.”

An Accessible Choice

Many people believe that planned giving is only an option for those with large estates, but as Clare noted, leaving a legacy to a charitable organization is within everyone’s reach.

“I’m an average person – my estate includes life insurance, a retirement account, my home and personal property,” Clare said. “For people like me, planned giving is a good way to benefit organizations that are important to them. It gives me a sense of comfort to know that after I’m gone,” I’ll be providing resources to a worthy institution.”

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of One Health magazine. For more inspirational stories of support and generosity, subscribe today.