Welcome to our 2022 Annual Report. Within this year's look back, you'll find a letter from our CEO, our service numbers for 2022, notes from partners, and stories about our year. Thank you to the patients, group participants, and employees who gave their permission to share their stories and photos here. As always, we are grateful for the generous financial support of community members, foundations, and government funders. It's because of this support that La Clinica's progress is possible.
FROM THE CEO
I have an image in my mind. It is La Clinica, 2012. You might not have known us then, a decade ago, so let me share my memory with you.
- We had just launched visits in a Mobile Health Center, a vehicle we were thrilled to bring into the community to start serving patients. We were exploring our first community partnerships with it.
- We knew whole-person health and well-being included many parts of an individual's life, and we wanted to be part of what really made a difference.
- And we saw the tremendous need in our community for substance use and mental health services and wondered what else was ours to do.
So much has happened since. We’ve served thousands of patients in the mobile center we bought with the support of the federal government. We’ve built the idea of health beyond the doctor’s or dentist’s visit into a service that offers broad wellness education to our entire community. We are joining many others as we are addressing the large community need for mental health and substance use care. All of this and much more happens in addition to the care for which we are most known every day at 29 Jackson County locations.
We couldn't do this work without strong partnerships. We recently catalogued the organizations we work with to provide care in our community. The list includes about 100 nonprofits, governments, and other entities all working together to make Jackson County work, and I’m certain our list does not yet include everyone. We are humbled daily by the collaborative spirit, depth of effort, and impact that result when we’re all working together for change. There’s no better example of partnership than our recent tie with WinterSpring, the longtime grief support service that approached us about integration in 2022. Today it is a thriving part of our group education and support service, The Learning Well.
This is who we are now, a decade later. We’ve weathered much in that time, including a global pandemic, devastating fires, and a crisis in our community’s workforce. 2022 was the year La Clinica mostly shook off the heaviness of the past several years and began in earnest the work of renewal. We are less naïve, maybe, about what our reality can look like.
We are still so inspired.
As I look at 2022 and think about where we’ve come, I’m grateful—grateful to be part of this critical work in our community, grateful for the partnerships that have blossomed and led to better care for many, grateful to the team members I work with who make it happen every day.
I’m especially grateful for your support, whether you are a community partner, a donor, a team member, or simply someone who knows our story and is along for the ride with us. Thank you.
Brenda Johnson, RN, MBA
Our 2022 service numbers
Patients served: 25,954 (of La Clinica's 30,000 patients of record)
Patient visits and other interactions: 206,407
Stories from the year
Partnerships make it work: a few great 2022 friendships
We serve the people who need us most through exceptional, affordable, and compassionate care, inspiring all those we touch to lead full and healthy lives.
Thank you for reading. We are grateful for the community support that makes our work possible every year.