Gateway Community Action Partnership, Inspira Health Network and CompleteCare have collaborated on a project that is sure to “WOW” the community.
The three organizations each contributed $75,000 to purchase a 30-foot, fully-equipped, state-of-the-art mobile health and dental center. The Wellness On Wheels, or “WOW” mobile, is being built and delivered for area residents by late winter 2017.
The vehicle will cost $225,000 and include a dental station and a full-service health clinic and waiting area, enabling area residents to access care, as well as obtain information and referrals for additional medical services, as needed, in one location.
The vehicle will travel to remote locations for care, as well as participate in community health fairs and events.
“We are well aware of the rural nature of our service area and the need to bring services to the community when the community cannot access those services,” Albert B. Kelly, CCAP, Gateway president & CEO, said.
Likewise, Inspira and CompleteCare have worked since their inception to deliver quality, affordable health care and to break down barriers preventing the access to that care. In addition to locations with extended hours across the Southern Jersey region and innovative approaches to quality care, Inspira and Complete Care are models for health care excellence. The WOW mobile is the latest example of that philosophy and approach.
“Aligning with Gateway and CompleteCare for this project reinforces Inspira’s mission to provide high quality health services that improve the lives of all we serve,” John A. DiAngelo, Inspira President and CEO, said.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to partner with community organizations to further this mission.”
“CompleteCare’s mission is to improve lives by providing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare to every person in every community that we serve,” said Curtis Edwards, President and CEO of CompleteCare Health Network. “This mobile until and our partnership with Gateway and Inspira will certainly help us to further that mission by enhancing access for more people in our community.”
The vehicle will be owned by Gateway and licensed by CompleteCare with Inspira assisting with scheduling and facilitating essential community outreach.
A community event is being planned to kick-off the WOW mobile going into service in spring 2017.