New Executive Director Appointed

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 ...

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Clinic Receives Gannet Foundation Grant

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 ...

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Salem Free Clinics celebrates 10 years, 30,000 patients

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 ...

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Salem Free Clinics expects same patient volume in 2014

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 ...

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2012 Clinic Updates

Here are some facts that might be of interest
as Salem Free Clinics finished 2012.

  • In March 2012 we were able to hire a part-time Clinic Coordinator to help organize patient scheduling for our appointments as well as volunteer scheduling for each of our clinics.

  • After being accepted for a grant from Kaizer Permanente in early 2012 to begin the expansion of our diabetic services for our patients we were able to hire a Diabetic Clinic Coordinator in May.

  • Our satellite ...

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