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Arlington Free Clinic Receives Major Gift

by ARLnow.com May 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm 2,469 6 Comments

The Arlington Free Clinic (2921 11th Street South) has received a major charitable gift.

The McLean-based Campbell Hoffman Foundation has given the Free Clinic $677,500 for “continued integration of mental health services within primary care.” AFC says it will also use the funds for “primary and specialty care… and pharmacy services.”

“The funding will support and sustain our essential medical services in Arlington County,” said David Lee, MD, chair of AFC’s board. “We are truly grateful for the Foundation’s trust in our capacity to serve the community and for the opportunity to carry forward its important legacy of primary care.”

  • As a Campbell Hoffman board member, I am pleased to join my other trustees and entrust the generous legacy of Jane Campbell with the Arlington Free Clinic. Ms. Hoffman received this legacy from a relative who held her in high regard. Rather than advantage the funds to make herself a more comfortable life, she established an endowment to promote health care accessibility for those less privileged. It has been our board’s heavy responsibility to honor Ms. Campbell high moral standard. We are confident the Arlington Free Clinic will lift our burden and make the late Ms. Campbell, who eschewed the limelight, just a little proud. As an Arlington County resident, I thank Ms. Campbell and the many staff and volunteers of AFC.

  • SoCo Resident

    “Ms. Hoffman received this legacy from a relative who held her in high regard.” We now hold her in very high regard too. What a wonderful gift that will benefit many in our community.

  • Thes

    Wow, this is great!

  • Don Shipley

    Here’s the announcement news release:

    Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. and Arlington Free Clinic Announce Major Donations from Campbell Hoffman Foundation

    $677,500 Gifts Enhance Access to Comprehensive Health Care for Underserved and Uninsured Patients

    Arlington, VA, May 10, 2011 – Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (ANHSI) and Arlington Free Clinic (AFC) each have received donations of $677,500 from the Campbell Hoffman Foundation (CHF) that will allow the clinics to further their missions of giving access to primary care for local residents. AFC provides comprehensive medical services for low income uninsured adult Arlington County residents; ANHSI serves patients regardless of their age or ability to pay, whether they have insurance or not, by providing medical, dental and mental health care. The announcement was made today at a check presentation ceremony at Arlington Free Clinic.

    “Today is a celebration of the compassion and commitment of Dr. Olive Hoffman and Jane Campbell, who dedicated their lives to making health care more accessible and made it the mission of the Campbell Hoffman Foundation,” said the Foundation’s president Kathie Westpheling. “I can’t think of a better way to honor their legacy than by making these generous gifts to organizations that give so much to their communities through the quality care they provide.”

    The Campbell Hoffman Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to increasing access to comprehensive health care for underserved and uninsured residents in the Northern Virginia region. The donation is the result of a decision to dissolve the Foundation and donate all of its endowment to AFC, ANHSI, and the Loudoun Community Health Center to help them continue their work providing primary care to the medically underserved in Northern Virginia. The vital role community health clinics such as AFC and ANHSI play in making primary care more accessible is directly aligned with CHF’s mission, and the major gift it is making will ensure a permanent legacy in Northern Virginia for the work of founders Jane Becker Campbell and Dr. Olive Hoffman.

    “The Campbell Hoffman Foundation has a long and proud history of improving health care access in Northern Virginia. Arlington Free Clinic is honored to have been one of the Foundation’s first grantees and to have continued our partnership for over a decade,” said David Lee, MD and AFC board chair. “The funding will support and sustain our essential medical services in Arlington County. We are truly grateful for the Foundation’s trust in our capacity to serve the community and for the opportunity to carry forward its important legacy of primary care.”

    “We are honored to receive this generous donation, and to assure that the Campbell Hoffman Foundation’s heritage continues through the work that we do to serve medically underserved patients,” added ANHSI Board Treasurer Keith Hearle. “This generous gift will enhance our capacity to continue providing accessible, coordinated, community-based primary health care, including behavioral and oral health care, for people in Alexandria and surrounding communities.”

    AFC will use the donation to support high quality, comprehensive health care service, including primary and specialty care, integrated mental health care, and pharmacy services. ANHSI’s funding will go towards its newly-created Board Designated Fund to ensure that it continues to have the capacity to care for those with limited resources and no health insurance, as well as to support community partnerships that increase access to primary, behavioral and oral health care services. AFC provides high-quality health care to low income, uninsured Arlington County adults, and serves as the county’s only free medical safety net for adults. ANHSI provides accessible, coordinated community based primary health care, including primary, behavioral and oral health care, to people in Alexandria and surrounding communities, and is able to serve anyone regardless of age, income, health insurance, place of residence, or ability to pay.

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  • From the Hill

    Good Ole Moran. Never misses a chance to get his mug on camera.

    • dynaroo

      He visited the clinic a while back. This is likely just a photo that ArlNow had from that story, so Scott used it again.

      Anyway, politicians are supposed to go out and get their pictures taken and stuff. Better than one who sits in his office all day.

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