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Sharon Lee Family Health Care is a Kansas not-for-profit organization and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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Family Health CARE-

Making a better world! Serving Kansas City's under-served for more than twenty-nine years!

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Family Health CARE- our history:

Family Health Care began with the mission of providing health care for the poor. We chose to triage the most pressing health concerns and have focused on caring for those who have the least options- people with HIV and other serious illnesses, uninsured pregnant women and other needy populations. FHC located in the Eastern side of Wyandotte County, Kansas because of the concentration of poverty and health needs in this area.

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More about our wrap-around services: 
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Family Health Care serves people in our community with special needs or who have difficulty accessing direct health care.
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  • FHC patients often have no insurance coverage, or they may have very limited insurance that does not cover out-patient care regardless of how extensive it may be. In situations which require significant resources (management of severe chronic illnesses such as HIV, Hepatitis or cancers) they are often left out. Family Health Care serves those without insurance with a sliding scale.

  • Some FHC patients have mental health issues, retardation or damage from head injuries and require assistance navigating the health system due to cognitive deficits. Family Health Care provides additional assistance to help patients get the medications and other supports they need. Simple supports such as having a live answering service rather than a complicated phone tree makes the difference in access for some people.

  • Those who cannot read well are often left out because they cannot do simple things like following instructions on a medicine bottle. Family Health Care has a culture of supporting those who don't read well. Staff from the front desk through the medical assistants have been trained to recognize and help when patients are not able to read. FHC provides assessment, referrals and individual tutoring to support reading improvement and we go a step further to assist adults to acquire their GED or high school diploma in order to improve their lives.

  • A number of patients FHC serves identify as gay, lesbian, or transgendered and may have experienced medical services with prejudice which is often uncomfortable and can put them at risk for delayed or missed diagnoses. Family Health Care staff are chosen for their abilities and sensitivities to the needs of patients.

   

 

 Mission

The purpose and objectives of the Sharon Lee Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, Incorporated are to provide health care and supportive services to all, including the medically indigent, in a nondiscriminatory manner and setting, dedicated to continuity with quality medical care.

 

Board Members
Tim Griffith- Treasurer, Retired CFO Hallmark Cards
Paulette McBride, Member Faith Lutheran Church 
Fred Slough, Attorney
Alie Scholes, Chair, St. Luke's Emergency Services
Mark Redick, KUMC Radiology Department
JR Bishop, Director of Operations G6 Hotels
Jan Cohick, Public School Teacher
Robert Simari, Vice Chancellor KU Medical Center
Stefan Guerra, Business Owner 
 
 

Board of Directors
Our BOD reflects the composition of our community and our beliefs in the strength of diversity.

>50% are patients at FHC Gender: M= 67% F=33% GLBT= 11%

Ethnicity: W=55% B= 22% H=11%

 

FHC Conflict of Interest Policy

Sharon Lee Family Health Care, its officers, directors, and staff shall scrupulously avoid any conflict between their own personal interests and the interests of the organization, in all actions taken on behalf of the organization in their respective capacities.

In the event that any officer, director, or staff member shall have any direct or indirect interest in, or relationship with, any individual or organization which transacts business (with services or monetary exchange) including but not limited to:

1. the sale, purchase, lease or rental of any property or asset;

2. employment or rendition of services, personal or otherwise;

3. the award of any grant, contract or subcontract;

4. the investment or deposit of any funds of the organization,

such person shall give notice of such interest and shall refrain from discussing or voting or otherwise attempting to exert any influence on the organization to affect a decision about on the transaction in which there is or may be an interest.

   


 

 

Family Health Care has been working on a succession plan for our leadership which has been tended by our Co-founders Sharon Lee and Kevin Dennis for nearly 30 years leading to our recent FQHC Look-Alike designation.

 

Announcement:

 

Family Health Care is pleased to announce the FHC Board and current leadership are fully aligned on the current goals and strategies of FHC and have agreed on a proactive succession and leadership development course with Dr. Erica Findley’s and Lisa Harvey’s acceptance of the plans.

 

Dr. Findley has been an integral part of FHC for two years and as the Dental Director she has been instrumental in the development of the Dental programming. Dr. Findley has recently accepted the additional responsibility of managing FHC’s current 4.2 million dollar capital campaign which will result in expanded dental and mental health facilities and a three level parking facility. It is anticipated Dr. Findley will continue to develop her significant talents and become CEO.

 

Lisa Harvey has been with FHC for more than seven years and has been taking on increasing responsibilities from Kevin Dennis for the last several years as she moved from administrative assistant to Administrator with plans to develop more financial and management skills and accede to the COO position.

 

Lisa and Erica have been participating in a development program for non-profit leadership through the Block School of Management at UMKC. At this point, the timeline for succession is not established and is not expected to be published for a year or more. During this initial process the current status is firm. Dr. Sharon Lee remains in the CEO position and Kevin Dennis is still active as the COO/CFO.

 

 

 

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Family Health Care’s greatest strengths are the personnel who continually rise to meet the challenges of providing for the needs of our neighbors despite limitations in funding which includes flat modest wage base.

Family Health Care has a cooperative organizational structure.

Operational decisions are made in weekly staff meetings. The volunteer Board of Directors provides strategic guidance.

Commitment is important to staff members which has led to a very low staff turnover.

VISION

Since it’s founding in 1989, Sharon Lee Family Health Care (FHC) has continuously focused on providing health care and other supportive services for the poor and vulnerable, and on improving the health of our community.

Programming activities center on the common vision of providing health care and increasing the well-being of the community by empowering people to improve through knowledge, especially of health behaviors, and promoting individual responsibility for personal development.

VALUES

Equity – We believe in the inherent worth of each individual and strive to interact respectfully and fairly with each person, particularly those who are most vulnerable by approaching each individual with compassion and caring.

Teamwork – We emphasize participatory decision-making and teamwork.


Individual Development – We are dedicated to fostering growth and promoting empowerment of individuals and families and to a work culture that values individual staff members and nurtures development.


Balance – We accept a broad definition of family and support the strengthening of family conncetions.

 

GOALS/PRINCIPLES

  • Excellence     We aspire to achieve the highest level of excellence in our provision of services.
  • Continuity      We promote continuity of care to optimize decision making and follow-up for ourpatients.
  • Compassion  We seek to approach all our interactions with patients/clients and with each other with compassion and caring.

Support for Family Health Care’s operations and facilities, including our programs and projects, is provided by grants/donations from many individuals, corporations, government, and foundations.

 

Recent major donors:

Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation

 Beaver
Black Community Fund
Briedenthal-Snyder Foundation
Courtney Turner Trust
Curry Family Foundation
Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas
DST Systems
Entertainment Alliance Fund
Gary Dickinson Family Foundation
Gladys Kelce Trust
Goppert Foundation
H&R Block Foundation
Hall Family Foundation
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Hispanic Development Fund
J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation
Jewish Heritage Foundation
John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Trust
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Menorah Legacy Foundation
Miller-Nichols Foundation
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
Skill Builders Fund
Sosland Foundation
Sunderland Foundation
Sunflower Foundation
  Turner Family Fund
William T Kemper Foundation
Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Wyandotte Health Foundation