Huge Thank-you for participants of St. Martin's Concert and Golf Outing this August

Published: August 11, 2021

After not hosting an in-person concert or golf event in 2020, St. Martin’s Healthcare would like to say THANK YOU to our community for making our First Friday Concert on August 6th and the 13th Annual Golf Benefit held on August 7th, 2021, was such a marvelous weekend!

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the music of Frankie and the Bananas. The concert and golf outing was sponsored by American Legion Post #97 and the Peoples Charitable Foundation; serving as our Dual Event Partners. The collaboration with Auburn Main Street, The James Cultural Plaza, and the band "Franke and the Bananas" made the beautiful Friday evening a memorable time. A huge thank you to our board members for serving walking tacos, Shawn Fingerle for advocating to the crowd about the clinic, and to the crowd who gave a free-will donation for our mission. Your donations and support did not go unnoticed! The First Friday Concert was a great way to start the weekend.

The next morning, 30 teams tee’d off at the Garrett Country Club for the 13th Annual Benefit Golf Outing. Despite the rainy start, the teams enthusiastically supported the clinic. Congratulations to the Blomkamp Team for winning the first men’s place and TRIN Ladies for winning the Women’s 1st place!! Thank you to all of our golfers and to the entire Garrett Country Club staff for working through the rain to partner with us! We would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make this event successful and for their support of St. Martin’s Healthcare.

Thank you to our Great Ball Drop Partner: Credo Family Medicine; to our Lunch Partners: Ashley Industrial Molding, Auburn Hills Animal Hospital, Auburn Dental Associates, Garrett State Bank, P.E.P, and Steel Dynamics; to our Golf Cart Partners: Dr. K. Michael Hayes, Nucor Fastener, Nucor Building Systems, Scheumann Dental Associates, and Vision Source; and to our Hole Partners: AMI Investment Management, Brinkerhoff Law, Custer Grain, Custom Coating, Campbell & Fetter Bank, Cordes & Associates Financial Group, Edward Jones: Duane B Schuman, Elks Lodge 1194-Kendallville, Feller Clark Funeral Home, Fort Wayne Orthopedics, Garrett Country Club, Hicksville Bank, Italian Grille, Insurance Trustees, Signature Construction, Tara Martinez Photography, Tri Kappa of Auburn, Vulcraft, Walmart D.C. #6074 and Yoder Ford.

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that donated Raffle Prizes and Gifts for the Golfers including, Auburn City Steakhouse, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Best-One Tire Service, Big Splash Adventure, Buffalo Wild Wings - Auburn, Casey's General Store, Cebolla's Mexican Grill, Cincinnati Reds, Circle K Gas Station, Classic City Center, The COLTS, Combat Ops Entertainment, Costco Fort Wayne Store, Crazy Pinz, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Falling Upward Designs, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne Tin Caps, Garrett Bowl, Garrett State Bank, Hoham Feed & Seed, Hop River Brewing Company, Indiana Physical Therapy- Ft. Wayne, Italian Grille, Kathy's Kountry Kitchen, Lassus Bros. Oil, Inc., Lazer X, Mad Anthony Brewing Company, Man Crates, Mary Ann Made Custom Cupcakes, Menards Home & Garden- Angola, Mike's Car Wash, Miller's Market, NAPA AUTO Shop- Garrett, NCG- Auburn, Nikolaus Caswell, The Obi Cai Restaurant Group, O'Reilly's Auto Parts-Kendallville, Peg Perego USA, Pine Valley Country Club, Sechler's Fine Pickles, The Fox Den Coffee Shop, The Bowser Family, The Burrell Family, The Johnson Family, The Stafford Family, The Sonnenberg Family, Three Rivers Distilling Co., Ultra Zone Laser Tag, Walmart Supercenter- Kendallville, Walmart Supercenter- Auburn, Wings Etc. Grill & Pub, and the YMCA of DeKalb Co.

Last but not least, thank you to all of our dedicated staff, volunteers, and board members who gave their time and energy to make these events such a big success. With the support and generosity of our communities, St. Martin’s Healthcare can provide medical, dental, vision, prescription assistance, and mental health counseling for those in DeKalb and Noble Counties that are uninsured or under-insured. This year, we exceeded our fundraising goal, thanks to our powerful community. The clinic, which begins its 17th year of service in October, is funded entirely by grants, donations, and fundraisers such as these events. We are very appreciative of the communities support. As always, the proceeds raised from the concert and the golf outing will support the mission of St. Martin’s Healthcare and our services.

This SATURDAY is Kid City 2021 from 10 AM to 3 PM

Published: August 2, 2021

St. Martin’s Healthcare Staff will host an interactive booth about healthy eating at the Noble County Community Fair Grounds. All participants will be given FREE school supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and have a chance to win a GIFT CARD!

  • About the Event: Kid City is set up like an actual city with five different “neighborhoods.” It is a fun and interactive experience for you and your family. Each neighborhood has a different focus topic- Arts/Culture, Communication, Community, Environment/Science, and Health/Fitness.

  • Location: Noble County Community Fair Grounds 580 Fair St Kendallville, IN 46755 Map to Fairgrounds

  • We look forward to seeing you in the Health and Fitness Neighborhood! You DO NOT want to miss this!

**Many other Noble County resources will also be present! From toddlers to middle schoolers, #KidCity to be a fun and educational adventure! Free lunch is available for the kids.

Swinging for St. Martin's

Published: July 10, 2021

On August 7th, 2021, St. Martin's Healthcare will once again be hosting their 13th Annual Benefit Golf Scramble - Swingin' for St. Martins at the Garrett Country Club.

Click Here to Register Your Golf Team Online

Click here to Download the Golfer Brochure PDF

The scramble begins with check-in and a continental breakfast at 7:00 am. Preceding the 8:00 am tee-off time, The Great Golf Ball Drop will be held. Chances to win $500 cash by purchasing a golf ball for $25 will be available. The Team Registration Fee of $360 includes 18 holes of golf, yummy lunch, two beverage tickets, a gift for each golfer, and the opportunity to spend a day on the links while supporting St. Martin's Healthcare and its services to the uninsured and under-insured.

Mulligans and Skins Games are offered in addition to fun games at designated holes. Prizes will be rewarded to the top three men's teams and the first place ladies' team. Popular golf contests for the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and the Longest Putt are also included. Golfers and their fans may browse the many "Bucket" gift packages and take their chance on winning their favorite. Annually, local businesses, individuals, and organizations contribute to these 'Buckets" by donating their products and services.

If you have any questions, please contact Grace Caswell, Director of Development at gcaswell@smhcin.org or by calling the clinic at 260-357-0077.

St. Martin’s Healthcare earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the NAFC Quality Standards Program

Published: June 29, 2021

NAFC Standards Seal

St. Martin’s Healthcare earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. By self-attesting that the organization has certain policies and procedures in place, it is able to highlight its commitment to providing quality care to patients.

The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.

Dr. Trina Chapman-Smith, Medical Director, states “We are very excited to be awarded a Gold Rating again in 2021! This recognition validates the effort of so many volunteers and our staff, especially in an extremely difficult time over the last year for providing top-notch care. Tammy Stafford, Executive Director echoes Dr. Chapman-Smith’s sentiments. “I am extremely proud of our entire workforce for being so flexible providing a high quality healthcare in our community.

NAFC Members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and attest/pledge that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization.

NAFC Quality Standards elements 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.

For more information on the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org. For more information on St. Martin’s Healthcare, please visit www.smhcin.org.

West Noble Sports Physicals with St. Martin's Healthcare - Tuesday May 18th

Published: April 29, 2021

"West Noble in Ligonier and St. Martin’s Healthcare are partnering to provide high school and middle school students with affordable, convenient physicals which will be done during the school day.

Physicals will be done Tuesday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school. A donation of $20 is expected by St. Martin’s Healthcare. Cash, money orders, or checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to St. Martin’s Healthcare.

Students may pick up forms from the high school or middle school main offices. Students should return the forms and payment to the school nurse as soon as possible."

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)