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Family Health Care serves people in our community with special
needs or who have difficulty accessing direct health care.
- 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.
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.
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
Tim Griffith- Treasurer, Retired CFO Hallmark Cards
Member Faith Lutheran Church
Fred Slough, Attorney
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.
are patients at FHC Gender: M=
67% F=33% GLBT= 11%
Ethnicity: W=55% B= 22% H=11%
FHC Conflict of Interest Policy
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
– We accept a broad definition of family and support the strengthening of family conncetions.
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
|Black Community Fund|
|Curry Family Foundation|
|Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas|
|Entertainment Alliance Fund|
|Gary Dickinson Family Foundation|
|Gladys Kelce Trust|
|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 |
|John W. Speas & Effie
E. Speas Trust|
|Kansas Department of Health and
|M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation|
|Menorah Legacy Foundation|
|Oppenstein Brothers Foundation|
|Skill Builders Fund|
Turner Family Fund|
|William T Kemper Foundation|
|Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City|
|Wyandotte Health Foundation|