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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (Jan. 8, 2014) – 
The Saint Thomas Health Foundation received a generous grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, a private grant making foundation, to assist in the services provided to the poor and needy at their Middle Tennessee clinic locations.

The grant awarded to Saint Thomas Health Foundation, totaling $54,750 in funds, will be dispersed to the Saint Thomas Health Vincentian Clinics’ Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program.

“We are extremely grateful to The Baptist Healing Trust for this grant that will further our mission to serve the most vulnerable, poor and at risk populations in Middle Tennessee,” said Kenya Adams, Director of the Network of Community Health Centers. “This grant will allow our patients to see a specialized psychiatric provider within our family of healthcare clinics. This integration promotes a holistic, competent and efficient practice whereby patients have their physical, emotional and psychological needs met without the hassle of referrals, changing providers or making multiple appointments at various locations.”

The Saint Thomas Vincentian Clinics are strategically located to reach the needy throughout Middle Tennessee. The West Clinic, South Clinic and Saint Louise Clinic provide medical, behavioral health, discounted laboratory and pharmacy assistance to thousands of low-income patients throughout Davidson and Rutherford counties.

The Baptist Healing Trust has awarded funds totaling over $2 million in its most recent grant cycles. In addition to its regular funding cycle, The Baptist Healing Trust held a special funding cycle for Affordable Care Act outreach, training, and enrollment assistance. Over $800,000 will fund nonprofit agencies working in Middle Tennessee to help link people to affordable coverage. 

This year’s grants bring the collective grant making of the Baptist Healing Trust to over $64 million since 2002. The Baptist Healing Trust was created when Baptist Hospital in Nashville sold to St. Thomas Health Services, a ministry of Ascension Health in St. Louis, Missouri.      

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