CFMC is proud of the work we do, all of which is made possible from the great support that we get from our partners. Here are some highlights of the grants and awards that have came our way.

CFMC Grants

Yanceyville, NC, 1BMay 18, 2018 – Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) is the proud and humble recipient of a $150,000 grant supported through the North Carolina General Assembly.

The purpose of this grant is to increase access to primary care and preventive care for Caswell County’s most vulnerable, underserved, and medically indigent citizens. It also allows CFMC to create or augment existing primary care and preventive medical services that are already provided and increase capacity necessary to serve low-income patients by enhancing or replacing facilities, equipment, or technologies.

“Caswell Family Medical Center applied for this grant as a federally qualified health center (FQHC) to better serve our medically underserved and uninsured patients in and around the Caswell area. This is another example of CFMC living our values of compassion, commitment, integrity, and excellence. Our goal is to be able to treat every single person in our community with the best care possible no matter what their financial status is.”
– William Crumpton, CEO, Caswell Family Medical Center

The money awarded will be used to expand our already talented medical staff. Our newest provider, Dr. Serena Zhou-Talbert will provide a full range of primary medical care services to patients of all ages.

Dr. Zhou-Talbert speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese and has a special interest in Women’s Health. She received a BA, Natural Sciences in Behavioral Biology at Johns Hopkins University and her MD, Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She has her MPH, Global Health Leadership and Management from the University of Southern California. Her residency was at the UNC Department of Family Medicine.

CFMC expects Dr. Talbert to begin seeing patients in the Summer of this year, 2018. An update will be released when patients are able to begin scheduling appointments.

Caswell Family Medical Center provides affordable, quality primary care, specialty care, diagnostic labs, urgent care, pediatrics, psychiatry, and other medical services to the community.

The Community Health Grant application is a competitive grant process. Each application is reviewed by a panel familiar with health care needs of our state’s uninsured. Reviewers represent such organizations as the NC Community Health Care Association, the NC Free Clinic Association, the NC Institute of Medicine, the NC Hospital Association, and the Division of Public Health.
Caswell Family Medical Center is committed to a vision of excellence and proudly serves Caswell County, NC and surrounding communities with compassionate, patient-centered healthcare since 1978. CFMC is a not-for-profit organization guided by a dedicated board of directors representing the communities CFMC serves.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ryan Millner at 336-684-1181, ext. 242 or by email at rmillner@caswellmedical.org.
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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has awarded CFMC with $17,300 to expand their house calls program.
CFMC is proud of their House Calls Program that serves the need for medical attention to those who are home-bound patients and who wish to remain at home rather than a long-term or skilled nursing facility.

In Caswell County, 17.9% (4,181) of residents are age 65 or older, exceeding the state percentage of 13.8% and the national median benchmark of 15.2% (“American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates: 2010-2014,” U.S. Census Bureau, 2015; HRSA NAP 2017 Guidance, 2016). Two out of three older Americans have multiple chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.

Chronic disease can worsen a person’s ability to perform important and essential activities such as shopping, preparing meals, taking medication as prescribed, and taking care of personal hygiene (“The State of Aging & Health in America,” National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, CDC, 2013). In 2015, 19% of CFMC patients were age 65 or older (UDS). The most extreme cases of these kinds of challenges have resulted in a large number of home-bound patients that are desperately wanting to age in their homes and avoid long-term or skilled nursing facilities. This led to CFMC establishing a house calls program in 2012 under which a nurse practitioner provides a full range of medical care from the patient’s
home.

CFMC’s house calls program has been able to accommodate 20 patient ‘slots’. Patients are identified and confirmed to be homebound and to have chronic diseases that require routine access to medical care. Sometimes, patients rotate out of the house calls program either because their health improves, they transition into a long-term care facility, or are identified to be best suited by another service provider (i.e., Hospice, who provides end-of-life comfort care). When an opening is created, the next patient on the waiting list is rotated in. The waiting list currently has 23 patients who have been arranged on the list in order of acuity.

With this $17,300 awarded to Caswell Family Medical Center, the house calls program will be able to expand by 100% and create a capacity for a total of 40 patients.

For more information about CFMC’s House Calls Program, please reach out to Amy Cobb, RN at (336) 694-9331.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region awarded $20,000 to establish the “Caswell Cancer Resource Fund”.
Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC), in partnership with Caswell County Senior Services, Caswell County Health Department, Caswell County Department of Social Services, Caswell EMS, Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, and North Village Pharmacy was awarded funding from the CFDRR to establish a resource to provide relief to residents of Caswell County who have been diagnosed with cancer.

The prevalence of cancer in the region and lack of available services leaves our residents vulnerable and without access to services that are typically available as part of a community’s basic infrastructure. – William Crumpton, CEO, CFMC

The incidence rate of all cancers in Caswell County (459.0) is second only to Danville (543.1) in the Dan River Region but is still significantly higher than the North Carolina state average of 439.4 and the Virginia state average of 424.2. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Caswell, diagnosed at a rate of 146.6, followed by Breast Cancer at a rate of 121.4. The incidence of Lung (47.3) and Colon Cancers (45.9) is not as high, but still significant in and of themselves (Source: National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control: State Cancer Profiles).

Despite the significant prevalence of cancer diagnosis in Caswell, it is interesting to note that 27.7% of women 18 and older have not had a Pap test (a screening test used to diagnose cervical cancer) in the past three years, greatly exceeding the North Carolina rate of 21.8% and the national benchmark of 18.4%. In addition, 17.9% of women 50 and older have not had a mammogram, which is used to screen for breast cancer, in the past two years. Nearly a third (29.2%) of adults age 50 and older have never had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy which are screenings used to detect colon cancer (NC BRFSS, 2014). Tobacco use increases the risk for most types of cancer, as well as cerebrovascular disease. The percentage of residents who currently smoke is higher in the service area (19.0%) than the national median benchmark (17.3%) (“County Health Rankings,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016; “FY 2017 NAP guidance,” HRSA, 2016).

There is an annual 5K-4un that raises support to provide for the needs of those affected by breast cancer. Civic organizations across Caswell do periodic fundraisers to help families when needs arise. There are currently no other services or support available to Caswell County residents, other than those provided by foundations and organizations who have a national focus that puts emphasis on information and referral.

The Caswell Cancer Resource Fund is not intended to replace any of the work that is currently being done, but rather to provide community access to additional support when all other options have been exhausted.

For more information about the Caswell Cancer Resource Fund, please contact Lou Ann Reaves at lreaves@caswellmedical.org or
download an application for assistance here.

Caswell Family Medical Center has accepted the Bobby Hawker Memorial Fund Grant of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region for the second year in a row.

Both CFMC and Alamance Cares, Inc. recognize that there is a gap in community awareness as it relates to issues of HIV/AIDS. In response, both organizations are partnering together with a goal of increasing the community’s overall knowledge of HIV/AIDS, increase opportunities for people to access testing and increase awareness of the availability of case management and other support services that are designed to help individuals who test positive.

CFMC is honored to receive this grant from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. Last year we were able to help citizens get tested at no cost to them and and to hold several awareness activities. CFMC looks forward to continuing this important work. – William Crumpton, CEO

With this grant awarded to our organizations, CFMC and Alamance Cares, Inc. will continue to provide the following:

Access to free and confidential walk-in testing at least once per month in Caswell County, NC.
Hold quarterly stakeholder meetings for the community at large, with a special interest toward identifying individuals who have either tested positive for HIV/AIDS or who are at high risk of contracting the disease, in which issues relevant to HIV/AIDS will be presented.
Hold a community awareness event in conjunction with which will include a multi-faceted marketing campaign in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day in June, 2018.
Caswell Family Medical Center is proud to have received this $4,000 grant to further help those with free testing and help related to HIV/AIDS.

For more information about this topic, please contact info@caswellmedical.org.

On September 14, 2017, The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations across the country, of which, Caswell Family Medical Center will receive $175,700.

“No corner of our country, from rural areas to urban centers, has escaped the scourge of the opioid crisis,” said HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D. “These grants from HRSA go directly to local organizations, which are best situated to address substance abuse and mental health issues in their own communities.”

This announcement comes at a special time for CFMC, as it will enable CFMC to launch an expansion of services. CFMC already provides a full range of primary care services including family, internal, and pediatric medicine, as well as Urgent Care. Now, CFMC has the resources to expand to offer access to psychiatry care.

Connie Robinette, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who has been practicing for a number of years, but most recently in Danville, Virginia. She will be joining CFMC’s medical staff in early October. She will be offering a full range of outpatient psychiatric care that will be able to help address everything from depression and anxiety to bipolar and schizophrenia. In addition, Dr. Margaret Martin, CFMC’s Pediatrician, is working to develop a strategy through which CFMC can more tightly integrate local community resources into a strategy that will address the issues faced by Caswell County’s children who have negative health implications that result from exposure to maternal substance abuse.

CFMC looks forward to integrating both of these services into work that is already going on in Caswell such that there won’t be duplication, but rather greater access through enhancement and collaboration.

“CFMC is committed to improving the health of our community by developing pathways for services to be more easily accessible at a local level,” says William Crumpton, CFMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We will work hard to get both of these programs up and going as soon as possible, and will keep the community updated as we go.”

It started in early 2017. CFMC participated in a learning collaborative hosted by the Danville Regional Foundation (DRF). Under the direction of TCC Group, a consulting firm based in New York, CFMC completed a Core Capacity Assessment Test (“CCAT”). The outcome of the assessment determined that CFMC was in an organizational life cycle stage known as Infrastructure Development.

“This process was very enlightening,” said William Crumpton, CFMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “CFMC’s full leadership team and several members of the Board of Directors participated and, in the end, we learned a lot about ourselves as an organization.”

CFMC’s CCAT highlighted the need for the organization to decrease staff turnover, provide constructive feedback for better staff development, and to empower staff to reflect on their work, operate efficiently and feel rewarded. In terms of leadership, CCAT results indicate that organizational leadership needs to better empower staff and board members to clearly describe the mission, vision, and goals of the organization.

Since having completed the assessment, CFMC has spent time developing a strategy in which the findings from CCAT could be used as knowledge from which the organization could grow. “Thanks to DRF having just awarded us an organizational capacity building grant, we’re going to be able to do that!” says Crumpton.

With financial support from DRF, CFMC will be able to invest in a process through which staff at all levels of the organization will be involved in developing a set of core values. These core values will further develop the organization’s ability to drive vision toward achieving its mission. What’s expected to be at least a six-month process, has already begun. The strategy used to develop CFMC’s values is one that was established and published in a book called “Built on Values”, by author Ann Rhoades who has led similar work for JetBlue and other companies known for “their trailblazing corporate cultures”. CFMC is fortunate to have identified expertise local to North Carolina that has been mentored by Ann and looks forward to raising the bar of expectation higher than ever in terms of what employees can expect from each other, and from what patients can expect when they receive care from CFMC.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ryan Millner at 336-684-1181, ext. 242 or by email at rmillner@caswellmedical.org.

On August 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced awards to over 1,333 community health center organizations.

The awards valued over $105 million and are designed to facilitate the continued growth of quality efforts based on achievements in 2016. For Caswell Family Medical Center, this means an additional $45,543.00 sum that will be used to improve the organization’s quality, efficiency and effectiveness.

This announcement came during National Health Center Week, the annual celebration of the high-quality, affordable, primary care health care that community health centers have been providing for more than 50 years.

“Americans deserve a healthcare system that’s affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, with ample choices, driven by world-leading innovations, and responsive to the needs of the individual patient,” says U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price. “Supporting health centers across the country helps to achieve that mission.

“Caswell Family Medical Center is honored to receive additional funding and looking forward to ensuring that the investment of this money in Caswell County produces improvements in overall quality of life of everyone in Caswell to the greatest extent possible”, says William Crumpton, CEO of Caswell Family Medical Center.

Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) is the proud recipient of a $25,000 grant to replace existing, outdated radiology equipment within the CFMC organization. The grant has been awarded by the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

“Caswell Family Medical Center is the only facility in Caswell County with radiology equipment, which is why this grant is so important. With the funds from this grant, CFMC will be able to provide the same excellent radiology service, but with an updated, more modern technology that consistently works! We’re very excited!”
– William Crumpton, CEO, Caswell Family Medical Center

CFMC currently utilizes equipment referred to as “Computer Radiology”, or “CR”. Like most technology, the CR equipment performs well, but it has passed its prime and is well on its way to becoming obsolete.

The greater problem that this grant solves, though, is that the equipment at CFMC is no longer serviceable, and is in a constant need of repair. Temporary solutions have been applied over the past couple years, but since parts are no longer available from the manufacturer, CFMC knows that they are on borrowed time. Dependability on the current equipment is questionable daily and has been ‘down’ over 20 times in the last twelve months.

Routine X-rays are provided to patients, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Chest X-rays
  • Back X-rays
  • Extremities

Why New Radiology Equipment is Necessary

Lois Angle, CFMC’s expert Radiology and Lab Tech weighs in on the importance of upgrading the radiology equipment currently on site at CFMC.

“Since we are the only facility in Caswell County that has radiology equipment, it is important to keep our equipment up and running. Our current radiology equipment is well over a decade old, but another reason this change is important is because Medicare says that all X-rays must be in digital, or “DR” form. Currently, we only have “CR” equipment and an outdated computer.” – Lois Angle, Radiology/Lab Tech, Caswell Family Medical Center

Angle has been with CFMC for over 32 years and has seen quite a few changes in her tenure, mainly since the addition of CEO, William Crumpton.

“I’ve seen quite a few positive changes since Billy has come on board as our CEO”, says Angle “He’s quite the visionary and I’m proud to be a part of what’s coming in our near future. The addition of new radiology equipment is just one of many upgrades I believe the public is going to see, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of the growth.”

The Benefit to Caswell County
CFMC actively partners with the Health Department to offer chest X-rays for individuals as part of the Health Department’s work to follow-up on positive TB skin tests. CFMC is also available to provide radiology services in partnership with other healthcare organizations.

Any organization interested in partnering with CFMC in this way is encouraged to contact Ryan Millner at 336-694-1181, ext 242, or write to info@caswellmedical.org.

Caswell Family Medical Center is committed to a vision of excellence and proudly serves Caswell County, NC and surrounding communities with compassionate, patient-centered healthcare since 1978. CFMC is a not-for-profit organization guided by a dedicated board of directors representing the communities CFMC serves.

Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) is proud to accept a Bobby Hawker Memorial Fund Grant awarded by the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. The Bobby Hawker Memorial Fund is to enrich the lives of individuals and families who have been affected by HIV and AIDS.

“The Community Foundation of the Dan River region is to be commended for their forward thinking and support of activities in Caswell for the people of Caswell. CFMC is proud to be a part of expanding access to services that will be provided locally.”
– William Crumpton, CEO, Caswell Family Medical Center

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region provided CFMC with the Bobby Hawker Memorial Fund to increase access to free and confidential walk-in testing at least once per month in Caswell County.

CFMC, in partnership with Alamance Cares, will now be able to hold quarterly stakeholder meetings for the Caswell community at large with special interest toward identifying resources for the individuals who have either tested positive for HIV/AIDS or who are at high risk of contracting the disease. The two groups, and other partners like the Caswell County Health Department, will also work to ensure community access to free and confidential walk-in testing at least once per month at sites to be determined in Caswell County.

About HIV

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes HIV as a virus, spread through body fluids, affects specific cells of the immune system. HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight infections, which can result in AIDS. The CDC notes that the later someone is diagnosed, the higher the chances he or she develops AIDS. In 2012, more than 13,000 people in the US died from AIDS.

Individuals interested in learning more about HIV and/or AIDS, should visit www.aids.gov.

HIV in Caswell County

According to the 2015 North Carolina HIV/STD Surveillance Report published by the Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, there were 60 people living in Caswell County with a diagnosis of HIV. The three-year average rate for new HIV diagnosis in Caswell for the period between 2013 and 2015 is 7.2. This number indicates a decline in the number of new cases when compared to the 5-year (2011 – 2015) average of new cases, which was 13.1.

A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that, nationally, “one in eight American’s with HIV do not realize they are infected, and those people account for nearly one-third of HIV transmissions in the United States”.

“Offering free and confidential testing in Caswell County will allow more individuals to know their HIV status, which is critical to addressing their long-term health care needs. The Caswell County Health Department is excited to be a part of this collaborative initiative.”
– Dolly Huffman Clayton, Health Director, Caswell County Health Department

Join in to Make a Difference!
CFMC and Alamance Cares both welcome any opportunity to help educate Caswell County on issues related to HIV. To learn more, or to find out how you or civic organizations you are involved with can get involved in this initiative, please contact either Ryan Millner at CFMC (336-694-1181 ext 242 / rmillner@caswellmedical.org) or Jason Greene at Alamance Cares (336-538-8111 / jason.greene@conehealth.com).

“We are excited to continue our work in Caswell County in providing free and confidential rapid HIV testing. We would like for as many community members as possible to learn their HIV status, while becoming more knowledgeable about STIs in general. We also feel that this is a great opportunity for our agency to learn more about the Caswell County Community as they learn about us.”
– Jason Greene, Program Director, Alamance Cares

Stay Up To Date

To stay up to date on the latest activity concerning this project, please visit www.caswellmedical.org, and select “Services”, then “HIV Services in Caswell”.

Caswell Family Medical Center is committed to a vision of excellence and proudly serves Caswell County, NC and surrounding communities with compassionate, patient-centered healthcare since 1978. CFMC is a not-for-profit organization guided by a dedicated board of directors representing the communities CFMC serves.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ryan Millner at 336-684-1181, ext. 242 or by email at rmillner@caswellmedical.org.

Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) has received notification of grant award from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Office of Rural Health in the amount of $28,000. This funding will allow CFMC the resources necessary to hire a “Medication Assistance Coordinator”, or “MAC”. Once training is complete, the MAC will serve as an in-house expert capable of helping all CFMC patients access the prescription medications they need. This will include both insured patients who may have high insurance copays or deductibles as well as patients who don’t have any prescription insurance coverage at all.

NCDHHS started this grant program in 2003. Since then, the program has grown to support over 55 full-time employees working in organizations like CFMC across the state of North Carolina who have helped over 36,000 patients access over 168,000 prescription medications valuing over $147 million*.

“CFMC is honored to be added to the list of funded partners working alongside NCDHHS. It is impossible for patients with chronic diseases to manage their health without consistent access to prescription medication”, says William Crumpton, CFMC’s Chief Executive Officer.

CFMC plans to begin recruiting right away in hopes of hiring for the position in early August 2016.

Yanceyville, NC: Today, Health and Human Services (HSS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced more than $87 million in funding for 1,310 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virginia Islands and the Pacific Basin. Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) was among them and will receive $45,789.00.

“Health centers across the country [like CFMC] are instrumental in providing high-quality, comprehensive primary health care to millions of people,” said Secretary Burwell. “This investment will help unlock health care data and put it to work, improving health outcomes and building a better health care system for the American People.”

The funding will support health information technology enhancements to accelerate health centers’ transition to value-based models of care, improve efforts to share and use information to support better decisions, and increase engagement in delivery system transformation. This is the first significant investment HHS has made in health center-based technology since 2009.

“These awards will allow health centers [like CFMC] to deliver higher quality of care to patients and spend health care dollars in a smarter way,” said Jim Macrae, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator.

“This award comes at a perfect time” said CFMC CEO, William Crumpton. “CFMC will be able to update equipment that has long passed its useful life and have the resources necessary to ensure that our patients are able to achieve the best health outcomes possible. CFMC is proud to use this funding to push Caswell County one step closer to being a healthier and happier community.”

This funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. The increased use of health information technology is part of the administration’s efforts to build a health care system that delivers better care, smarter spending and healthier people.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced grant awards this past week to 1,304 community health centers to build upon the health centers achievements in providing high-quality comprehensive care. Caswell Family Medical Center is one of the centers awarded and will receive $35,287.00 to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure to improve primary care service delivery in Caswell County.

“Millions of Americans rely on health centers to provide them with quality health care,” said Dr. Mary Wakefield, HHS Acting Deputy Secretary. “These quality improvement awards will support health centers to continue to provide superior health care that engages patients, improves care coordination and bridges overall access to care.”

Health Centers like Caswell Family Medical Center are receiving these funds based upon high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories: Improving Quality of Care, Advancing Health Equity, Maintaining Patient-Center Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition, Enhancing Access to Care, and Delivering Value. This funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.

“Health centers are evaluated on a set of performance measures emphasizing health outcomes and value of care delivered,” said Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. “These measures provide a balanced, comprehensive look at services to manage conditions among the vulnerable populations served by health centers.”

“Caswell Family Medical Center is proud of the recognition associated with having provided health care the way that it should be: patient-focused and driven to reduce the communities’ barriers to achieving the best health care outcomes possible,” says Caswell Family Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, William Crumpton. “We are fortunate to have such a committed and dedicated team of healthcare professionals working to meet the healthcare needs of Caswell County residents.”

CFMC Awards

Caswell Family Medical Center has achieved “Partner in Prevention” status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Caswell Family Medical Center earned the “Partner in Prevention” designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff, and volunteers. This evidence-informed program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. “Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth-serving organizations, and communities to protect children. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 16 international locations.

To learn more about child sexual abuse prevention training or to enroll your organization in Darkness to Light’s “Partner in Prevention” program, please CLICK HERE.

About Darkness to Light:

Darkness to Light (D2L) has championed the movement to end child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000. With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 additional countries, D2L provides individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. To date, the D2L network of 9,000 authorized facilitators has trained over 1.2 million parents, youth-serving professionals.

Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) is humbled to receive the 2016 Ernest B. Messer Award for its demonstrated commitment to providing quality care to everyone, including the aging and disabled, through a “House Calls” program.

The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services recognizes excellence in addressing needs of Caswell County’s aging and disabled population.

“Caswell Family Medical Center has been a dependable source of quality healthcare for a long time. The organization’s 38-year history proves commitment to our mission through the development of creative solutions capable of providing access to care for everyone – including the members of our community that are bed-bound.

“Access to care should not be limited to those fortunate enough to be able to make it to our office.” – William Crumpton, CEO, Caswell Family Medical Center

Adrienne Calhoun with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Agency on Aging nominated CFMC for the award. Adrienne serves on the County Aging Planning Committee and has heard stories firsthand about the House Calls program.

“Since the inception of the House Calls program at CFMC, many powerful stories have been shared with the County Aging Planning Committee.
With Caswell growing in older adults and medical needs on the rise, a program like this is vital in a rural community. This award is about community, and this program is so deserving.” – Adrienne Calhoun, Assistant Director with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging

Among other community leaders, Caswell County Commissioners Nate Hall, David Owen, and Rick McVey were present as the award was presented on Friday, February 10, 2017 to CFMC by Suzanne Merrill, NC Division of Aging and Adult Services Director.

“The Ernest B. Messer Award is a prestigious award given once per year to a worthy organization that honors Messer’s tireless work in North Carolina’s General Assembly. Messer was known as “a champion for aging”. – Suzanne Merrill

Also among those in attendance were Dolly Clayton, Health Director, Caswell County Health Department, Bryan Miller, County Manager, David Wilson and Sylvia Banks, both CFMC board members.

During the award ceremony, an update was given on the status of the House Calls program:

“The last few years have not been easy for CFMC. Transitions among members of the organization’s medical staff during a time of national shortages has required the organization to implement strategies that have ensured access to those that have most critically needed us. This has been especially hard for the House Calls program.

Meredith Harris, FNP has expanded her scope to include being the designated House Calls provider, but she is only able to do this one morning per week. I understand why some members of our community would have decided to seek care elsewhere. However, on behalf of the staff and board of CFMC, I extend a personal promise to continue our efforts to rebuild. We have made significant strides since May, 2016 and are quickly rounding the corner. We want to reassure the community that our hearts and mission are as committed as they have ever been to being a dependable source of quality healthcare for everyone in our community. We are spending a tremendous amount of time and energy looking at everything we do to identify strategies that will not only regain the respect and trust of those that question us but to exceed the level of expectation.

Our goal is to set a new bar for expectation not only for ourselves but for the region’s healthcare delivery system as a whole. The capacity of our House Calls program is limited only by our ability to recruit medical staff, and we are actively doing everything possible to address this. If you know a doctor, nurse practitioner or physicians assistant that would be interested in joining our team, please have them contact us. I promise: they will not be happier working anywhere else.” – William Crumpton

Caswell Family Medical Center is committed to a vision of excellence and proudly serves Caswell County, NC and surrounding communities with compassionate, patient-centered healthcare since 1978. CFMC is a not-for-profit organization guided by a dedicated board of directors representing the communities CFMC serves.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ryan Millner at 336-684-1181, ext. 242 or by email at rmillner@caswellmedical.org.

Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) is the proud and humble recipient of the $50,000 B.R. Ashby, M.D Award for Outstanding Community Service.

“Caswell Family Medical Center has yet again been awarded with a great honor. We (CFMC) strive for excellence in helping our fellow community members who are in need by providing the best possible care. This award means so much more than that. CFMC’s work would not be possible if it weren’t for support from our partners. CFMC is only a part of the great community known as Caswell County, NC and this award is something that represents not only how well our partners work together but about the potential that Caswell County has to dream, continue our work, apply creativity and innovation, and do more!

Our mission is to serve our community with person-centered healthcare and it’s a benefit to us and the community as a whole when we are honored with an award such as this one. We appreciate the community nominating us for this very special award!” – William Crumpton, CEO, Caswell Family Medical Center

The money awarded is for general operating and is awarded based on success in assisting families and individuals in need, including helping those individuals overcome significant challenges.

Caswell Family Medical Center provides affordable, quality primary care, diagnostic labs, emergency care, pediatrics and other medical services to the community.

Nominations for this award were accepted from within the DRF service area that includes the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, VA and Caswell County, NC. The nomination was based on certain criteria such as a demonstrated commitment to caring, generosity of spirit, and improving the quality of life for residents in the region. An Advisory Committee of four community members and a DRF Board representative reviewed all nominations before selecting Caswell Family Medical Center.

Caswell Family Medical Center is committed to a vision of excellence and proudly serves Caswell County, NC and surrounding communities with compassionate, patient-centered healthcare since 1978. CFMC is a not-for-profit organization guided by a dedicated board of directors representing the communities CFMC serves.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ryan Millner at 336-684-1181, ext. 242 or by email at rmillner@caswellmedical.org.