On Monday, February 22, 2018, a new mini-clinic opened within the Community Care Clinic at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital (CRCH). The mini-clinic is a collaboration between Jefferson College of Health Sciences’ graduate-level Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program and Carilion Clinic’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.
The mini-clinic is staffed by faculty and students from the FNP program, and Carilion’s Dr. Roger Hofford, who will provide medical direction, as well as mentor the students. The goal of the program is to enhance academic nursing’s role in the community clinic network, and allow FNP students the opportunity to learn about community based practice while improving their clinical skills. In addition, the clinic helps further increase access to care for the uninsured or underinsured individuals currently seen at Community Care Clinic in Roanoke. The mini-clinic is the first of its kind in the area.
Three years in the making, the mini-clinic was spearheaded by Dr. Rhoda Murray, Chair of the Jefferson College’s Nursing Department; Kim Roe, Carilion’s Vice President of Hospital Operations, and Bobby Putnam, Clinical Practice Manager of Community Care at CRCH.
Pictured in top photo are: Steve Musselwhite, Chair of the Jefferson College Board of Directors; Tennille Curtis, Assistant Professor in Nursing; Scott Hill, Jefferson College Dean of Student Affairs; Kim Roe, Vice President of Hospital Operations, Carilion Clinic; Jennifer Turner, Assistant Professor in Nursing; Steve Arner, Chief Operating Officer, Carilion Clinic; Dr. Julie DeLoia, Dean of the College; Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, President of Jefferson College; Cathleen Furry, Jefferson College FNP student; Dr. Roger Hofford, Carilion Clinic; Dr. Cynthia Marcum, Assistant Professor in Nursing; Janel Beehner, Executive Assistant to the College President; Dr. Rhoda Murray, Chair of the Jefferson College Nursing Department; and Bobby Putnam, Clinical Practice Manager of Community Care at CRCH.
Pictured below are Dr. Cynthia Marcum and Cathleeen Furry.