Salem Free Clinics (SFC) has received a $15,000 Kaiser Permanente Employee Gives grant to help fund its general operations. SFC is grateful to Kaiser Permanente for its continued support of the clinic’s work in bringing hope and health to our community. In addition to this grant, Kaiser Permanente also partners with SFC to host quarterly “KP Night Out” clinics, where Kaiser providers and nurses see patients at our Broadway clinic.Continue Reading → Share
My life was a mess. For too long I had made poor decisions which affected me, my wife and three boys. It was one thing after another – I ended up with no car, no license and both my wife and I had no real work for over two years. We were way behind on our house payments. Life was dismal and I was without hope.
Then to make matters worse ...Continue Reading → Share
By Carlee Wright and Michael Davis (Excerpt from Holding Court, Statesman Journal, September 2, 2015)
With Carol McAlice Currie “out on assignment,” Entertainment Reporter Carlee Wright stepped in to assist Michael Davis with Holding Court. In the process, she got serenaded and almost talked into a run. . . .
Run for Hope & Health
In the spirit of good health for all, Barbara Fletcher, John McConville, Sara Wallace and Mark Bidwell came by Holding Court to promote the third annual Run for Hope & Health.
“We are hoping for up ...Continue Reading → Share
ST. THOMAS JAZZ FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH 1-5PM
KATHKEN VINEYARDS 5739 ORCHARD HEIGHTS NW SALEM, OR
FEATURING: REBECCA HARDIMAN AND THE SALEM LITTLE BIG BAND
TICKETS $10 ADVANCE $15 AT THE GATE
FOOD, WINE, SILENT AUCTION, 50/50
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT- BRING CHAIRS AND BLANKETS
NO DOGS, COOLERS OR OUTSIDE FOOD
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL NON PROFITS: SABLE HOUSE, POLK COUNTY CASA AND THE POLK COUNTY FREE MEDICAL CLINICContinue Reading → Share
By Kaellen Hessel, Statesman Journal, August 16, 2015
John McConville was appointed the new executive director of Salem Free Clinics in June after serving as its interim leader since January. McConville began volunteering at the clinic in 2013 after retiring from the grocery business. He quickly took on leadership roles within the organization.
During the past few months, several nonprofits have gained new leaders. In a series of questions and answers ...Continue Reading → Share
June 25, 2015
The Salem Free Clinic’s Board of Directors has named John McConville as the clinic’s executive director. John had served as interim executive director since January, following the resignation of Todd Gould, who accepted a position at a clinic in Bend, Oregon. McConville said he was “humbled and honored to meet the important health care needs of the community in this capacity.”
McConville began volunteering at SFC in 2013, the week after he retired from the grocery business he had ...Continue Reading → Share
The following is an excerpt from a “Holding Court” article in the June 16, 2015 Statesman Journal by Carol McAlice Currie, Carlee Wright and Conner Williams.
Holding Court went to the dogs and cats this week, and we were only too happy to accommodate news about the four-legged faction.
But the Statesman Journal had a little housekeeping as well, and was pleased to give a shout-out to four Mid-Valley nonprofits who applied for, and were awarded, Gannett Foundation grants for their work ...Continue Reading → Share
By Kaellen Hessel, Statesman Journal, January 24, 2015
Ten years ago, Todd Gould looked around the medical clinic that had been set up at Walker Middle School’s gym and tried to envision what it could one day become. He never imagined it would serve thousands of patients and become a permanent fixture in the community.
Salem Free Clinics celebrated both its 10th anniversary and its 30,000th patient this month, the same month that marks a full year of insurance coverage provided through the Affordable ...Continue Reading → Share
Article from Statesman Journal December 5th 2013
It started eight years ago in the gym at Walker Middle School with a volunteer doctor and two nurses from West Salem Foursquare Church.
They treated residents without insurance in a makeshift clinic that they built and tore down every other Saturday. They reached 60 patients per month.
In 2008, volunteers teamed up with Salem Alliance Church to expand the clinic and move it to Portland Road. They then added a new space at Broadway Commons.
Now ...Continue Reading → Share