To highlight the important work being done across the country to provide affordable, accessible health care to the medically underserved, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has partnered with the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), to present the Safety Net Health Care Champion Awards.
Stephanie Garris, CEO of Grace Medical Home in Orlando was one of 4 awarded.
These awards recognize individuals and organizations who through their actions have made an extraordinary impact in the Free and Charitable Clinic and Charitable Pharmacy community.
"The CVS Health Foundation applauds the 2018 Safety Net Health Care Champion awardees. Because of the work done by these champions, and so many free and charitable clinics across the country, more Americans are able to get access to the quality, convenient and affordable healthcare they deserve," said Eileen Howard Boone, President of the CVS Health Foundation. "We are proud to be a longtime supporter of NAFC, who is helping us deliver on our purpose of helping people on their path to better health."
Stephanie Garris - Stephanie Garris is the CEO of Grace Medical Home in Orlando, Florida. Stephanie is a constant advocate for the medically underserved at a local, state and national level. Under Stephanie's leadership, Grace has been able to grow from a small, start-up medical home with a handful of staff to an organization with 31 staff and hundreds of physician and student volunteers who have served 4,000 of their uninsured neighbors with more than 11,000 patient visits annually, totaling an offered value of care of more than $20,000,000.