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MedMissions International

A nonprofit organization based in Birmingham. Working together with the staff of MedMissions, BHS is able to offer good used and sometimes new medical equipment for distribution to hospitals and clinics in third world countries. There is also a priority placed on equipping medical mission teams with supplies that may be useful as the doctors and nurses treat patients in the field. "Sharing a little of what we don't need can mean the gift of life. Sharing our faith can mean eternal life."


Free Clinics

The Hope Clinic is a free medical facility located in Jasper, AL. The clinic is located in a former doctor's office in Jasper.

Since the Jasper clinic first opened its doors in January 2006, a small paid staff and an army of volunteers have provided quality primary care and preventative medical services in a positive, loving, and caring environment.

The Hope Clinic is a true community effort with support coming from individual citizens, the Walker Area Community Foundation, area churches and Walker Baptist Medical Center. Its design is to help individuals who simply fall through the cracks: our hardworking neighbors who can't afford health insurance.

The Community of Hope Clinic is a free medical clinic located in Pelham, AL. The clinic operates after hours in the Shelby County Health Department in Pelham.

It exists to serve the uninsured citizens of Shelby county and is operated by volunteers. The Mission of the Community of Hope Health Clinic is to serve with compassion by providing health and wellness care to the uninsured of Shelby County.

If you would like to learn how you can help these clinics continue their outreach, or about other clinic projects, please call 205-715-5339 or click here for the Baptist Health Foundation website.


Employee Benevolent Fund

As a faith-based ministry, employees of Baptist Health System answer the call of healing and caring for those in need. The need may be a fellow employee whose home has burned, a patient who has no money to buy medications, or a broader need addressed by a local social agency in the communities we serve. The call of compassion to help another is heard.

In 1964, that compassion led employees of Baptist Health System to establish an Employee Benevolent Fund (EBF). The goal of EBF is to promote employee interest in financial support of various approved charitable agencies, emergency relief programs in the community, and for emergency assistance to fellow BHS employees and patients at our hospitals.

EBF funds are distributed through various EBF committees, which are responsible for administering the contributions. These committees as well as the EBF Executive Committee are made up of BHS employees.

Since its inception, EBF employee volunteers have helped countless numbers of co-workers, patients, local charitable agencies, emergency relief programs and organizations of the United Way.


Mission 2020

The passion to care for others is particularly strong in BHS employees. Our commitment to answer the call often takes us beyond the boundaries of our hospitals and office buildings. The Mission 2020 fund was created to support this commitment.

The sole purpose of the Mission 2020 fund is to provide financial grants for BHS employees who are personally involved in Mission-related volunteer activities. Since its inception in 1992, over 200 grants have been awarded; most for medical mission trips overseas.

Through Mission 2020, the Baptist Health Foundation has had the privilege of partnering with projects in Russia, Nigeria, Guatemala, Israel, Germany, Romania, Argentina, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Belize, Venezuela, and more. Partnerships within our borders include Habitat For Humanity, Magic City Harvest, Young Teen Asthma Camp, various church building projects, and others.

The work of the Mission 2020 Fund is made possible through the generous gifts of BHS employee and the Employee Benevolent Fund. Funded projects address human needs-physical, mental, or spiritual - as reflected in the BHS Mission Statement.

If you would like to learn more or to help continue the work of Mission 2020, please call 205-715-5339 or click here for the Baptist Health Foundation website.

Please click here to download the Mission 2020 Society Grant Application.

 


Senior Housing

The Baptist Health System is committed to the welfare of the low income elderly. Baptist Health System in cooperation with the Department of Housing and Urban Development manages nine apartment facilities in eight different cities across the northern half of Alabama. These facilities contain a total of 571 apartments.

Baptist Health System's Senior Housing Management team is committed to enhancing the health, dignity, and wholeness of those they serve through providing the highest quality housing facilities, programs, and service. The team helps contribute to the resident's health, security, happiness, and usefulness allowing them to age-in-place with dignity. Click here to learn more about our Senior Housing Program.

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