News Release: Two Waukesha Institutions Partner to Deliver Healthcare to Our Neighbors in Need.

May 01, 2019
Two Waukesha Institutions Partner to Deliver Healthcare to Our Neighbors in Need.
St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic is delighted to announce expansion of its affiliation with Carroll University with a goal to better serve our local community’s healthcare needs.
The new arrangement includes moving St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic to a more modern and spacious facility at 237 Wisconsin Avenue, where patients will be cared for by both St. Joseph’s medical staff and volunteers, as well as students and faculty of Carroll University’s Physician Assistant Training Program. The clinic will be known as Waukesha Free Clinic at Carroll University.
SJMC Board President, Shelley Watters, states, “The partnership reflects the shared values of two venerable Waukesha institutions in educating and equipping young healthcare professionals to address the healthcare concerns of those struggling to stay healthy in our community. “
St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic was founded in 1977 by the Human Concerns Committee at St. Joseph’s Parish making it the oldest free clinic in Wisconsin. The Parish has graciously housed the clinic over the past 42 years. 
In 2017, the Clinic’s Board of Directors launched a Capital Campaign to raise necessary funding for relocation to a larger and more accessible space.  The generosity of the close-knit Waukesha County community has provided the clinic with the funding needed to renovate the upper floor of the Wisconsin Avenue building. 
The new facility, owned by Carroll University, will offer Occupational and Physical Therapy as well as Educational Programming by OT, PT and Nursing students under the direction of Carroll University faculty.  St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic’s patients will benefit greatly from the expansion of services offered by Carroll University. In addition, the clinic plans collaborative programming with the University. Carroll and SJMC already have a joint Latino Outreach Clinic in place and expect to pool resources to eventually expand family practice clinics hours from the current 3 days to 5 days per week. 
St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic is a vital resource for the uninsured and underserved. In the last year we provided 2,757 services to 566 patients in our community. Throughout its forty-two year history SJMC has built successful partnerships with many local organizations including Aurora Health Care, ProHealth Care, the Waukesha Family Practice Residency Program and United Way, which are all vital to the continued success of the clinic.    
The expanded affiliation with Carroll University will allow SJMC to work more effectively with existing partners while expanding its range of services significantly.
Kathy Becker, Executive Director
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