2021 Circle of Friends Tea: Virtual Giving

Published: March 15, 2021

~Dear Circle of Friends Tea Guests~

By supporting St Martin’s, thousands of patients were able to have access to care to improve their health. Our Clinic is grateful for everyone who supports the Annual Circle of Friends Tea every year!

In 2020, St. Martin's Healthcare: Provided 3,957 patient visits Cared for 1,162 unique patients Welcomed 543 new patients! Due to the pandemic, The Circle of Friends Tea was the ONLY in-person event held.

Tea Time is a special season for us. However, after much thoughtful discussion and consideration we determined that with current CDC guidelines and an inability to predict what they may take place in the next few weeks, it would be impossible to host this event in the way our guests deserve.

Instead, we invite you to share tea at home and come together with us in a different way. St. Martin’s invites you to make a meaningful gift of any size to donate helping provide nearly 4,000 patient healthcare services annually. These patients would slip through the cracks otherwise.

We hope this New Giving Opportunity a suitable and fun replacement for our Circle of Friends Tea! Join by May 1st and automatically be entered to win a Free Gift Basket! Mail your gift to 1359 S. Randolph St. Garrett, IN OR Give securely online at www.smhcin.org/donate-now.

“A Teapot Shared is a Problem Halved."

The proceeds raised will support St. Martin’s Healthcare in serving the uninsured and underinsured needs of DeKalb and Noble County Residents.

From The Star: St. Martin’s tea guests invited to new giving opportunity

PHP In the Community Blog Spotlights St. Martin's Healthcare

Published: January 27, 2021

The PHP Foundation is one of the clinic's long-standing partners from 2018, 2019, and again in 2020, when we needed it the most. We are so thankful for this partnership. Please take a moment to read this recent blog spotlight about St. Martin's Healthcare and the work we have done.

Dental Clinic News Update

Published: December 12, 2020

Dental staff member working.

We are excited to announce that St. Martin's Healthcare Dental Clinic is expanding our family. We are hiring a part-time dental assistant to serve in our clinic.

Are you a dental assistant who has a passion for serving and giving back to your community? Our patients need someone like YOU!

This part-time position may be just RIGHT for you! You will have the opportunity to work with many local area dentists and serve patients who are very appreciative. Applicants must have a current dental radiography license, be flexible, have a passion for oral education, and be a team player. Experience and/or Expanded duties are preferred, but all license holders are welcome to apply. The position is for approximately 20 hours a week.

Please, send your resume and cover letter to our Executive Director Tammy Stafford at info@smhcin.org or mail to the clinic at 1359 S Randolph St ~ Garrett, IN.46738.

We look forward to seeing your resume and cover letter soon.

St. Martin's Healthcare says thank you; stay healthy, safe, blessed

Published: December 1, 2020

Thank You!

Dear Community,

As we approach the end of the year, I cannot help but reflect on how much we have to be thankful for. St. Martin's Healthcare is truly blessed. I wish I had the space to list every single staff member, volunteer, board member, foundation, non-profit, church, civic group, business, and individual donor who has supported us this year. Your gifts of cards, cookies, meals, signs, and handmade masks encourage us. PPE and Infection Control donations and financial gifts alike have made a significant impact on how we serve the underserved. Thank you.

2020 has been an uncertain year. But, uncertainty did not scare you. Through a global pandemic, social unrest, a presidential election, and natural disasters, you have shown up. Thank you for sticking with us this year. Thank you for sharing your time, talent, and giving when we needed it the most. Because of your generous support, patients are empowered to take control of their health and our staff and volunteers are inspired to keep fighting the good fight! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Our faith is unshaken. Our patient stories and surveys attest to how needed our clinic services are to care for those without the ability to care for themselves. This year we have looked a global pandemic in the eye, behind garb, mask, gloves, and disinfectant spray. Never giving in. We instated COVID-19 protocols and continued to serve. We see an increase in patients who lost their insurance due to a job loss or a cut in hours. Through no fault of their own, entire families have lost the ability to make their health a priority, as they are left with the choice of rent payments, food for their children, or needed medicines and doctor visits. Something they never thought would happen to them. So they come to us — St. Martin’s Healthcare.

Despite the obstacles, the overwhelming community support of our mission allows St. Martin’s Healthcare to remain open during our regular clinic hours throughout the pandemic and quickly pivot policies and care models to put patients’ safety and health first. We offer masked in-person appointments and tele and audio health appointments. We switched from walk-in hours to an appointment-only schedule. At the very beginning, we filled medications, continued mental health counseling over the phone, and offered glucometers and blood pressure cuffs at no cost to our patients so they could regularly test their levels at home. This year we have recruited new volunteer Nurse Practitioners and even a Public Health intern to serve our patients with professionalism and grace. We serve the uninsured and underinsured needs of DeKalb and Noble County Indiana residents. And it’s all because of you. We never receive any government funding. All clinic funding comes from fundraisers, grants, foundations, churches, businesses, civic organizations, and individual donors just like you. Thank you.

As a community reminder, the clinic will be closed on the following dates for the Holiday Season- November 26th-27th for Thanksgiving. And again, on December 20th – through January 3rd for Christmas and New Year. The clinic will reopen on Monday January 4th, 2021 at 9:00 am. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from all of us at St. Martin’s Healthcare. Thank you for supporting us this year. Take the greatest care of those around you this winter. Stay healthy, safe and blessed.

Grace Caswell St. Martin’s Healthcare Garrett

2019 Impact Report

Published: October 26, 2020

The St. Martin's Healthcare 2019 Impact Report has been published and is available to view or download as a PDF file below.

2019 Impact Report (PDF)

First Friday's with St. Martin’s Healthcare at Hang 10 Tropical Desserts

Published: October 20, 2020

Save the Date! St. Martin’s Healthcare is delighted to announce our recent partnership with Hang 10 Tropical Desserts of Auburn. Beginning this October, the First Friday of EVERY month you can come out to Hang 10 to enjoy some yummy desserts and support our mission to serve the uninsured and underinsured residents of DeKalb and Noble Co. Hang 10 will be donating 20% of the day's sales to the clinic. Fridays the shop is open from 3 PM to 9 PM. We hope you all come on down to Hang 10 Tropical Desserts, located at 112 N. Main St. Auburn, IN 46706. Please call, Hang 10 at (260) 920-8221 with any questions about parking and menu options.

St. Martin’s Receives Gold Standard Rating for Quality Programs Through N.A.F.C.

Published: October 20, 2020

St. Martin's Healthcare Clinic of Garrett has received a gold rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics in recognition of its commitment to providing quality care to patients and families.

NAFC quality standards include policies and procedures related to the following areas: administrative, enhanced access and continuity of care, identifying and managing patient population information, planning and managing care, providing self-care support and community resources, tracking and coordinating care, and measuring and improving performance.

"This wouldn’t be possible without the support of the NAFC, our board of directors, the 15-year leadership of Tammy Stafford, and the hundreds of staff members and volunteers who share our passion for quality health care for all and have served with us since 2005," St. Martin's stated in a press release.

"It is the mission of St. Martin’s Healthcare Services to offer quality health care to those individuals without the means to provide for themselves. In this, we strive to help maintain the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual health of our community." For more information about the NAFC, visit nafcclinics.org.

2020 Dine to Donate Fundraiser at Wings Etc. of Kendallville

Published: October 16, 2020

Wings Etc. logo.

St. Martin’s Healthcare and its Noble County Health Task Force committee has partnered with Wings Etc. of Kendallville to host our “DINE TO DONATE” fundraiser this fall. We are requesting your support to make a larger impact to heal the sick and comfort the hurting. Dine in or Carry Out!

How the Dine to Donate Event Works:

  • Dine with your friends & family on Wednesday, September 16 from 5pm-8pm.
  • Wings Etc.-Kendallville donates 10% of all pre-tax food and soft drink sales
  • Includes dine in or carry out (Coupon Attached)
  • Wings Etc.-Kendallville is located at 870 N Lima Road

Various partnership opportunities are available. Read more about the giving levels in the Partnership Letter (PDF) and Partnership Form (PDF) (PDF). For secure on-line giving, please visit our Event Sponsorship page. Please consider partnering and dining with us on this great evening. You may print or download the coupon at the bottom of the flier (PDF) to participate!!

Clinic News

Published: September 23, 2020

All visits will be conducted by appointment only so that ample time is taken between appointments for cleaning and disinfecting. Patients are asked to bring and wear masks for their visits. To accommodate our patients’ needs, we will continue to do tele-health visits. These are also scheduled visits. As of June 30, all clinic services such as mental health counseling, diabetic education, hearing screenings, have resumed vision clinics.

Due to the backlog of patients in our volunteer dental provider’s private practice, dental services have resumes, and we are working hard to schedule patients as soon as appointments are available. Women’s Health Day is being planned for this fall and is tentatively scheduled for November 11, 2020.

St. Martin’s Healthcare Announces Upcoming 14th Annual Circle of Friends Tea

Published: February 11, 2020

St. Martin’s Healthcare is excited to announce its upcoming 14th Annual Circle of Friends Tea on Saturday, February 29 beginning at 12:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church located on East 7th Street in Auburn. Doors will open at 11:30 am!!! A luncheon will be enjoyed by guests including an exquisite assortment of homemade desserts that the Tea has become famous for. This signature event is always a sell-out, so purchase your tickets early. This year, we invite our guests to join St. Martin’s Healthcare assisting those we serve to be a “Queen for a Day”. Access to affordable healthcare is on everyone’s mind and through the support of the DeKalb and Noble County communities and events such as the Tea, the clinic is able to provide healthcare for the uninsured and under-insured in our community. Last year, St. Martins documented over 3,300 visits to the clinic. We are excited to present entertainment featuring area Queens including Victoria Ruble (2020 Miss ACD), Pyper Dobson (2018 Miss DeKalb County), and local talent Jensen Snyder. Guests will learn more about our patients and the value of the work St. Martin’s Healthcare provides for our community. A wide variety of gifts donated by area businesses will be displayed and can be won by purchasing raffle tickets that day for $20. Limited Tea tickets are $25 each, or tables of 8 are $200 and you may purchase tickets securely online or in person at Auburn at Lyn-Maree’s (260-908-1391), Little Sprouts Children’s Boutique (260-925-9534); in Kendallville at AMI Investments (260-347-1281) in Garrett at St. Martin’s Healthcare by stopping in, by mail or calling (260-357-0077). No tickets will be sold at the door. Various partnership opportunities are still available. To learn more, please reference our publications linked below. You may also purchase a partnership online. Please call Tammy at the clinic for more information. All proceeds from this event support St. Martin’s Healthcare which serves the uninsured & underinsured needs of DeKalb and Noble Counties.

Publications:

2020 Tea Raffle Form (PDF)

2020 Tea Sponsor Form