In 2000, after I’d worked as a nurse practitioner for many years, God began to stir my heart, revealing something missing in the care given at most places where I served. Emphasis was put on numbers and algorithms of care, instead of care for each individual person – especially for those who were lacking in resources. My passion continued to grow, and it was then that I founded the Christian Community Health Fellowship. This was a way I could shard my heart in caring for the disadvantaged – their whole persons. CCHF is committed to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing health care for the poorer people among us. I knew God had a plan for me to work toward better care for all individuals in my community of Campbellsville, and I began looking for like-minded believers who shared a passion for showing the love of Christ through health care. I attended conferences annually and connected with those who worked to uphold the vision of Christ-driven, compassionate, Gospel-centered health care to minister to the broken and hurting. I attended many seminars about opening and running such a clinic. There was just one problem: Every seminar emphasized the need for a “Physician Champion” to establish the clinic.
It was to be a clinic that would provide excellent general health care to all it served while sharing the love of Jesus Christ with all who walked through the doors.
The dream of One Cross Campbellsville Clinic was born out of much prayer and fasting. It was to be a clinic that would provide excellent general health care to all who walked through the doors, while sharing the love of Jesus Christ. In 2010, One Cross officially was named, and plans began to form to pursue the vision God had revealed. I began to search for the champion that I needed to help establish the vision God had given me. Through many trials, Interactions, committees, board creation, and assistance from ECHO (the organization named Empowering Church Health Outreach) to help establish a structure for the clinic, I failed to find the “Physician Champion” it needed to succeed. By 2013, I was crushed by the adversities, time spent, and the impasses we could not seem to get past, so I decided to lay my dream to rest.
In 2014, God gave me a timetable: The clinic was to be open by January 1, 2015. Through many trials, God always provided and made a way where there seemed to be none. On January 5, 2015, One Cross Medical Clinic opened its doors and arms to embrace the community of Campbellsville, Kentucky, with the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.
I know that it is only by the grace of God that One Cross Campbellsville Clinic is now a thriving, growing medical office offering comprehensive general medical care. We continue to work to assess the needs of the community and seek to fulfill them as we, by grace, work to see God’s vision flourish.
One Cross Campbellsville Clinic is now a thriving, growing medical office offering comprehensive general medical care.
In looking at the needs of Campbellsville, God has made a way for us to add Christian counseling services within our clinic. As we seek to care for the whole person in health, we know that emotional wellbeing is a large part of physical health. Acute and Chronic illness are often the result of longstanding unhealthy behaviors and habits (physical, mental, and emotional) compounded by stress. Our behavioral health services can help to cultivate healthy behaviors and habits and manage stress. We are also able to manage many other mental health conditions.
Through our affiliation with the Kentucky Primary Care Association we have participated in a project in partnership with the Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation to improve our services to care for those struggling with addiction. This foundation has brought One Cross Campbellsville Clinic education to care for the families that struggle with addiction. We now offer Medical Assisted Treatments in our clinic as part of primary care. Through the KORE grant we were blessed to add Peer Support services to help those struggling with addiction.
In our desire to improve the outcomes of our patients who have Diabetes One Cross Campbellsville Clinic has Partnered with the University of Kentucky’s Diabetes Collaborative. This Collaborative offers high quality education and resources to better serve our patients with this debilitating chronic illness.
As One Cross Clinic continues to care for the community of Campbellsville, we will always seek to find the needs of the community and meet those needs with excellence. Our mission is with the love of Christ One Cross Clinic will offer high quality health care of body, mind, and spirit to all we serve, because Jesus is The Healer.
We believe that in the coming years, God will do “…exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask for or think…” (Ephesians 3:20) He has proven himself time and time again. Now, “Lets hold fast the confession our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
We believe that in the coming years, God will do “…exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask for or think…” (Ephesians 3:20)