Community Outreach

Piedmont Columbus Regional assumes a vital role in making health and medical services available to every area resident, regardless of the ability to pay. Two significant programs reaching traditionally underserved populations are SOURCE (Serving Options Using Resources in Community Environment) and Piedmont Columbus Regional's Community Care mobile health unit.

Our relationship with Clubview Elementary School through the Partners in Education program, an active seniors program, plus numerous classes and events help keep the community and region knowledgeable about the latest developments in healthcare, promote wellness and prevention, and encourage individuals to make better decisions about their health.

Partners in Education

Piedmont Columbus Regional is proud to be a partner with Clubview Elementary School in the Partners in Education program of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Management and employees support a variety of activities during the school year, including a monthly Amazing Ambassadors recognition breakfast, a monthly Wonderful Wednesday education program, and participation in Career Day.

Students from the schools perform at various Piedmont Columbus Regional activities such as the annual Tree of Light celebration at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus.

In recognition, Piedmont Columbus Regional has received a Gold Achievement Award from the Partners in Education program for the past several years.

 

Community Health Response Plans

 

Piedmont Columbus Regional Mobile Unit

As part of Piedmont Columbus Regional’s commitment to improve the health of our community, the Mobile Unit offers services and health education programs to respond to needs and improve the health of the Chattahoochee Valley area. The 40-foot vehicle, which serves as a mobile clinic, consists of a waiting area, well-equipped exam rooms and a lab. The Unit team consists of an RN (Mobile Unit Coordinator), physicians and a pharmacist.

Through health screenings, health and wellness education and resources, the Unit is able to help identify and target health risks. Early detection of potential and existing medical conditions allows for more effective treatment and supports overall health.

The Unit serves a multitude of organizations (i.e. health departments, civic organizations, school systems and churches). Most recently, 17-year-old Jhacori Stacy was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a direct result of a health screening hosted by the Unit. The Mobile Unit visited the Stacy’s community and provided them an opportunity to receive quality healthcare, potentially saving Jhacori’s life by referring him to resources that diagnosed him as a diabetic.

The Unit provides an opportunity for those it serves to take preventive measures, ensuring their health and well-being. These types of life-changing diagnoses are made possible because of the Mobile Unit’s work in the community.

More Information about the Mobile Unit:

Melonese Close | Population Health Coordinator
(706) 494-4036

 

SOURCE Community Outreach Program

The Piedmont Columbus Regional SOURCE community outreach program has been a source of reassurance in the area for older and disabled citizens since 2001. SOURCE provides in-home health and medical services for the aged and disabled on Medicaid, and helps them remain in their homes for as long as possible, avoiding or delaying costly long-term placement in nursing facilities.

The Piedmont Columbus Regional SOURCE program serves Muscogee, Marion, Talbot, Harris and Chattahoochee counties. SOURCE stands for Service Options Using Resources in Community Environments.

The goals of the program are:

  • To reduce the need for long-term placement while increasing options in the community
  • To eliminate fragmented care and enhance wellness
  • To encourage cost-effective use of state Medicaid resources

Who’s eligible? Individuals aged 65 and older, or disabled citizens who are eligible for Medicaid through Supplemental Security Income or through Public Law programs.

More information about SOURCE:

1900 10th Avenue Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 571-1946