The efforts to raise needed support to start-up the Central Pennsylvania Clinic were blessed by the generous gifts from so many. Thank you for them all, and a special thank you to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for their $400,000 donation to the Start-up Fund, and to all involved in planning and carrying out Auctions, Hymn-sings, and Benefit Dinners, which produced the Community’s donations that CHP matched.
In 2016, we anticipate operation expenses for the clinic will exceed $800,000. This year we are working to raise $530,000 in donations to cover 2/3’s of anticipated 2016 operating costs. Patient families pay 1/3 of operating costs through fees for care.
Dr. Morton began caring for patients, from the region, in the Belleville Office, one day each month in November 2012. Registered Nurse Christine Hendrickson from the Clinic for Special Children accompanied him and she worked with him on these Clinic Days. This schedule was followed through 2013 and early 2014.
After reaching Clinic Start-up Fund Goals Registered Nurse Kelly Conner was hired to work with Dr. Morton in Belleville in June 2014, as we began participating in a world wide Natural History Study of the severe blood disorder Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency. By March 2015, Dr. Morton and Kelly had enrolled 53 patients in the Study, about 1/3 of the Study population.
In October 2015, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Stacy Chubb joined the clinic medical staff and is seeing patients 5 days each week in the Belleville Office. Also in late October Marta Roberts began her work as receptionist and office manager.
In January 2016, recent Juniata College graduate, Ben Fowler, began work as the Clinic’s Laboratory Technician. He conducts the rigorous protocols required by the Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Medicine Trial. Ben will work with us until he begins medical school studies in August at the University of Pittsburgh.
On May 11, the Central Pennsylvania Clinic’s Board of Directors hired Dr. Morton as a physician and interim medical director. We are continuing our search for a full-time family practice doctor who will succeed Dr. Morton as Medical Director, lead the medical staff, and guide the fulfillment of the clinical, educational, training, and research missions of the Central Pennsylvania Clinic over the next decade.
[Excerpt from the CPAC spring-summer 2016 newsletter]
How to Help Support
The Central Pennsylvania Clinic’s Mission
The Central Pennsylvania Clinic is a non-profit organization that is able to serve self-pay patients through donations. We appreciate a donation of any kind!
If you would like to donate using a credit card or bank account information, click the PayPal donate button below.
If you would like to donate by check, please address envelope to:
Attn: Paul MortonPO Box 58064527 East Main Street, Suite EBelleville, PA 17004
Thank you for your contribution to our mission!
Community Donations from:
Anonymous individuals through the Anabaptist Foundation;
Belleville Benefit Auctions and shared proceeds from the Roaring Spring Benefit Auctions;
McAlisterville, Belleville, and Oakland, MD Benefit Dinners;
Benefit Hymn-sings at Locust Grove, Maple Grove, Allensville, University Mennonite Churches, Valley View Amish Mennonite Church, Rockville Fellowship, Belleville Church of the Brethren, Belleville Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church;
Individual donations from people in Plain and English Communities
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