MARKING OUR FIFTEENTH YEAR
Today, Wheeling Health Right cares for 11,225 area residents in the Ohio Valley. In 2000, the clinic filled more than 90,000 prescriptions and provided 35,000 patient visits. The clinic staff has been privileged to serve its patients for the past 15 years. Societal and economic conditions have combined to bring more patients to Wheeling Health Right's door.
Wheeling Health Right is truly a community clinic. It could not exist without the tremendous public and private support with which it has been so richly blessed. Participating hospitals provide more than $2 million of inkind care annually. Donations of medicine, through Indigent Drug Programs and physician offices, are approximately $2 million per year. The commitment of 250 volunteer doctors, nurses and support staff is essential. The Board of Directors is dedicated to honoring the public's trust by ensuring both financial integrity of the organization and the highest level of comprehensive professional health services.
Recently, the Board of Directors updated Wheeling Health Right's mission statement: "To provide access to free comprehensive medical care, preventive care and pharmaceuticals to the underserved. We embrace the philosophy that all are entitled to health maintenance and care." There is rededication to the mission every day, when the clinic doors open, and patients are greeted with respect and compassion.