Medical Center of McKinney presented a $55,000 grant today to the Children & Community Health Center (CCHC) McKinney to help fund a part-time nurse practitioner for the clinic, which will increase clinic hours from 24 to 40 hours per week.

“Our relationship with the Children & Community Health Center helps us realize a healthier community,” Ernest Lynch, chief executive officer at the Medical Center of McKinney, said in a press release. “Much like CCHC, we believe everyone deserves good health and we have provided state-of-the-art care to the medically underserved in our area for decades.”  

Medical Center of McKinney has made cash donations of $111,100 to CCHC since 2005.

And since the clinic’s inception eight years ago, Medical Center of McKinney has provided more than $500,000 in imaging and testing services to the clinic’s patients, and has helped the clinic defray operating expenses by subsidizing their rent by more than $240,000.

Collectively, Medical Center of McKinney has supported CCHC by more than $850,000.

The financial support helps ensure that community members of McKinney and surrounding areas receive basic and routine healthcare, medications, lab work and X-rays.

“We sincerely appreciate the significant support from Medical Center of McKinney,” Mollie McCune, president of the board for Children & Community Health Center McKinney, said in a press release. “Through their donations, we’re able to offer basic health care with dignity and compassion as we strive to build a stronger and healthier community of neighbors. CCHC become a health home for our patients.”

Since CCHC opened its doors on August 2, 2004, the organization has conducted close to 20,000 patient visits.

CCHC is a community-owned clinic, with office space donated by Medical Center of McKinney. Financial support for CCHCH is through donations by hospitals, area churches, schools, service clubs, corporations and individuals, as well as local grants.

About Medical Center of McKinney:

Medical Center of McKinney is a 260-bed, state-of-the-art hospital committed to providing the McKinney area with excellent, full service healthcare. Over the past several years, it has strengthened its medical foundations and enhanced its services by adding a number of all-inclusive specialty services previously unavailable in this growing community.

These include a full service 24/7 emergency department, outpatient services including ambulatory surgery, women’s imaging services, outpatient and inpatient imaging services, sleep lab and rehabilitation therapies, cardiovascular services, orthopedic services, neurosciences, labor and delivery suites, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and maternal fetal medicine.

About Children and Community Health Center McKinney:

Children & Community Health Center of McKinney is a 501(c)(3) public charity providing free basic healthcare services to the medically uninsured and underserved residents of McKinney and northern Collin County.

Volunteer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, translators and non-medical volunteers staff our clinic, along with a full-time executive assistant and part-time nurse practitioners.


About the author: Sally Huggins is director of marketing and public relations for Medical Center of McKinney.