Our Capital Campaign
The Healing Bridge Clinic has resided at its current location in Peachtree City, Ga., since its inception in 2009. Constructed in 1971 as a Kinder Care facility, this structure has seen its share of impact over the years, with little to no maintenance. After being purchased by First Baptist Church in 1993, the building quickly transitioned into a home for a mother’s morning out program, later making space for a children’s ministry, high school youth ministry, as well as a Japanese Church space, and finally serving jointly as home for Iglesia Cristo Reina Church and the Healing Bridge Clinic for the past several years.
The maintenance and upgrade of the facility have always taken a backseat to meeting the needs of the community. Numerous lives have been impacted and changed from the ministry that has taken place in this building over the years.
As the Healing Bridge Clinic becomes the sole occupant and begins to make it our long-term home, the time to address the neglected maintenance is here. With sole possession of the building now complete, a long-term (10 year) lease effective October 1, 2023 and all parties agreeing on the conceptual design, it is time to begin the remodel of 215 Willow Bend Road!
Ruth McCommon, a retired nurse, and Minister of Health & Wellness for First Baptist Church in Peachtree City, wanted to make a difference in the lives of residents who had no insurance. She brought together a team comprising of a pastor, a nurse, an administrator, a pharmacist, a lawyer, a CPA, and a church, and opened the doors of the Healing Bridge Clinic on September 24th, 2009.
Since inception, the Healing Bridge Clinic has provided care for thousands of people, offering a variety of services that have evolved over time. Since that first clinic night in 2009, we have seen our clinic grow into a fast-paced, deep impacting, community resource. Year ending June 30, 2023, saw over 1200 patients visit our clinic with over 4800 patient encounters. The value of medical care provided to the underserved in our communities exceeded $1,700,000.
Phase 1 of the Plan: $427,000
The current “open” floor plan provides a creativity canvas for dreaming of our future! The original bathroom plumbing has suffered issues for some time and the plumbing will be addressed as new, updated restrooms will be relocated to better accommodate traffic flow of the building. New exam rooms are being added, better flow is built into the check-in area and nursing stations, and there will be plenty of room to serve more in need.
The conceptual design has been approved by both the Healing Bridge Clinic Board of Directors and the executive leadership of First Baptist Church. The remodel, as evidenced by the existing layout, will transform two permanent exam rooms into a maximum of 10 potential exam rooms.
Phase 2 of the Plan: $190,000
Phase Two addresses the needed FF&E (finish, furnish & equip). This phase is as important as phase one as, without the needed equipment, the additional rooms provided in phase one will remain empty and unfunctional. In phase two, funding is needed to cover additional medical equipment, nursing supplies, office and technology needs, and telecommunication equipment.
Phase 3 of the Plan: $400,000
Phase three follows the board approved three-year strategic plan and as funding permits, will begin the expansion of clinic hours, days of operation, and services offered. While we will always do our best to remain a volunteer driven clinic, we know that additional staffing will most likely be needed to cover the extended hours and services.