Report to the Community 2016/2017
Our Mission To improve the health of lowincome people who face the greatest barriers to care access.
Our Vision To be a primary care medical home— providing high quality, comprehensive healthcare, delivered in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
Our Core Values Healthcare access for all; quality services provided with compassion, respect and cultural sensitivity; and organizational excellence and integrity.
Message from the President and Executive Director As MobileMed begins its 50th year delivering healthcare services to those most in need in Montgomery County, it is striking how relevant our mission remains today. Access to affordable care remains a challenge for many people in our community. The uncertainty around federal policy changes only provokes more anxiety. Both of us were honored to join MobileMed co-founder Dr. George Cohen at a celebration of Ken-Gar’s 125th anniversary. It was in a church basement in this community tucked between Kensington and Garrett Park where MobileMed volunteers first brought services to residents in need during the period when Montgomery County schools were first being integrated. Activities in other underserved neighborhoods soon followed. (See back page of this report.) Now, like then, we are remarkably fortunate to be able to rely on diverse community partners, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors. With time, we also developed valuable relationships with Suburban Hospital and Adventist HealthCare (Shady Grove and Washington Adventist) that enable our patients to benefit from topnotch ancillary services and specialty care. Today, that also allows us to effectively coordinate transitions of care when our patients (or those without a regular primary care provider) are being discharged from the hospital or emergency room. Montgomery County’s demographic shifts and economic disparities ensure that the need for our high-quality, comprehensive primary care are only growing. Utilizing both fixed site and mobile van clinics located throughout the County, MobileMed delivered 13% more medical encounters last year to our target population. In addition, our patients have better access to onsite integrated behavioral health services than ever before – our program with Aspire Counseling won the Achievement Award from the Maryland Counseling Association. The support of various community stakeholders—government, nonprofits, corporate, individuals—remains absolutely essential to our success. Looking forward as a community health center, we are committed to making a difference for all of our patients. Regardless of the broader political landscape, MobileMed will be there for the low-income senior, for the Medicaid enrollee seeking respectful and culturally competent care, and for the uninsured resident who needs our services.
Alan Hoffman President, Board of Directors
Peter F. Lowet Executive Director
Helping Those in Need “Min-Jee” has been a MobileMed patient for several years. Most recently, she was experiencing recurring pain in her hip and pelvis. Her daughter translated Min-Jee’s words: “I like [MobileMed]. I really appreciate it.” Smiling, her daughter added: “God bless MobileMed. It’s helpful for everybody. [My mother’s] happy. God bless you.”
Compassionate Medical Care and Management “Tirunesh” has high blood pressure, a chronic condition that requires consistent care and oversight. For several years, MobileMed has helped Tirunesh manage her condition through regular medical visits, medications, patient education on diet and exercise and overall support. As Tirunesh said, “I love MobileMed. [They have] nice doctors, they help [with] anything I need. The doctors make better, any time. [Whatever] I need, they have a doctor for everything.”
2016-2017 by the Numbers 4,257 patients 14,596 medical encounters at MobileMed clinics 761 behavioral health visits 271 homeless clients receiving nurse case management 2 homeless shelters where we provide onsite primary care
3 clinics offering walk-in hours 2 clinics offering evening hours 50+ volunteer providers 20+ administrative volunteers 40+ staff members 7 languages spoken by volunteers and staff 100% of our patients would recommend MobileMed to others
1 year until MobileMed’s 50th Anniversary
Special Thanks to our Generous Donors VISIONARY ($5,000+) Anonymous Kathryn Brown and Wade Sovonick
BENEFACTOR ($1,000+) Bernard Family Foundation Shirley Brandman and Howard Shapiro Richard Cannon, MD CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Circle Fellowship Church * Catherine (Tina) and George Cleland Lenore and George Cohen, MD Hon. David S. Davidson * Faith United Methodist Church The Leonard A. and Linda K. Greenberg Charitable Foundation Judy and Sheldon Grosberg Constance Heller Clare Herington and Laurence Platt Linda Hudson and Jerry Herbers, MD Charlotte Jenkins JJF Management Services Wendy Krasner and Richard Levine Jean Lanham Lee Development Group Connie Lierman Terry Lierman Ann Malester and Daniel R. Barney Ellen Mayhew Michael McCartin Jon Ann and Wendell Mohr Nauticon Office Solutions Linda Pickle and Jim Pearson Irma Poretsky Dale Rosenthal and Michael Cutler Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc. Saggar & Rosenberg, P.C. Jean Shiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela Anita O. Solomon, PhD Sam Statland Eve and Andy Stern George Wasserman Family Foundation Westmoreland Congregational UCC Cliff and Deborah White Family Foundation Susan and Peter Young
SUPPORTER ($500+) ACC Telecom Amerigroup Real Solutions Ellen and Simon Atlas Maithri Babson Marion and Jeffrey Barker, MD Charles and Margaret Levin Family Foundation The Christian Mixter and Linna Barnes Charitable Fund Audrey Corson, MD Melanie Folstad Inga and Jeffrey Frank
Janet and Andrew Gallant GFWC Metropolitan Club of Montgomery County Kristina Gilbertson and Munro Meyersburg ** Maryann Gosnell Diane Gould * Lois Gutowski Royce Hanson Kathaleen Hempstone International Monetary Fund Jack Realty Group Susan Jack Julia Korenman and Howard Tracer Susan Lanham and Pat Nevins Diana Lanham and Francis Sullivan Stephanie Loughlin and Robert Kaye Lyceum Insurance Services, Inc. Grace and Henry Masur, MD Thelma and Barry Meyer Original Pancake House German Paraud Denise and Rex Reed Revere Bank Lucia and Fernando Rossel Ellen and Herbert Schulken Eleanor and Van Seagraves Vivi and Alan Sheff, MD Emma Shelton and Florence Millar Peggy and Stan Smith St. Luke Lutheran Church and School Nancy Switkes and Jeffrey Fienberg Bonnie and Robert Tarone Washington Spine and Sports Medicine Andrew Weiss
ASSOCIATE ($100+) Nancy and John Abeles Katherine and David Abeshouse Rhoda Abrams Boucie Adams Abigail and Mark Adelman Ada Adler, MD America’s Charities Laura and Perry Apelbaum * Donna and Bryan Arling, MD Aruna and Sudhakar Kaveeshwar Charitable Fund Marion and Rick Ballard Lynn Barclay Hilary and Jeffrey Barker Joan Barron and Paul Lang Beatrice Baum Walter Bauman Charles A. Beard III Elyse and Jeffrey Bernstein, MD Howard Blum B’nai Israel Congregation Lynn Bock and Barry Barth Vicki Breman ** Franca Brilliant and Seth Grimes Brigitte and David Bugett, MD
Sandi Cave and Alan Banov ** Laura and Guy Cecala Barbara and Hank Clark Patricia Clausen Rosanna Coffey and Timothy Stranges * Marlene and Victor Cohn, PhD Linda and Ronald Colbert Tony Conrad Nona and Kenneth Cox Natalie and Brian Crowley, MD Leonard Deitz, MD Eileen and Paul DeMarco, MD Sharon Dooley Donna and Neil Dorsey Mary Dragoo Amy Edwards and John Adragna Jan and James Eisner Merle G. Fabian Faye Fager Elizabeth Falloon Josephine Farwell Lois and Alan Fern Maureen Feroli, MD and Edward Feroli Mary Catherine Fish and James Kaplan Peter Fosselman ** Lucile Freeman Martha Frew Patricia Friedman and Blair Levin * Joan and Lawrence Friend David Frink Wendy Frosh Stephen Garvey Fleur Gedamke Margaret and Jacques Gelin * Norman Gelman Asher Gerecht Susan and Jon Gerson Marion and Daniel Goldberg Kenneth Goldman Diane and Martin Goldstein Helene Grant * Vilma Guevara Samuel Hack Harriet and Harold Halpern Amy Harbaugh Bonnie Harkness John Heiman Miranda and Stephen Herm Janet and Robert Higgins Abigail and Alan Hoffman Judy Honig Cheryl and Jay Hoofnagle Michelle and Eric Howell Ella and Howard Iams Supriya Janakiraman, MD Safia Kadir and Dennis Rice Peter Karasik Harvey Karch Sylvia Kihara and Roger Neill Deena Klopman and Hadassah Thursz Ellen Kohn and Tim Muzzio
Sondra and Jeffrey Komarow Donna Kozuch Hon. Sidney Kramer Belinda Lai Araba Lamouse-Smith, PhD Lyn Lansdale Dorothea and Arnold Lear * Amy and Hun Ya Lee Carley and Harry Lee Catherine and Hon. Isiah Leggett Phyllis Lerner * Debra and Joshua Levin Dorothy and Gerald Liddel Viveca Livesey, MD Craig Ludwig Melissa Ludwig Jane Lyder and Alan Palisol * Linda and Michael Madden Bonnie Malkin and Robert Vogel Kathy Mannes Karen Mazze and Shankar Krishnan Roberta McKay Ellen and Willian Mentzer Diane Mesirow Marilyn Meyers, PhD Linda B. Miller and Bruce Wolff Kathy and Denis Neill Network for Good Not Your Average Joe’s, Inc. NYSE Euronext Foundation Matching Gifts Program Susan Okie, MD and Walter Weiss, MD Rick Oleszewski Thomas Olson Beverly and John Pahira Vicki and Jim Paper ** Katherine H. Parmalee ** Geraldine Pilzer Arlene Polangin Patricia Pothier and Ernest Nussbaum Marjorie and Monroe Pray, CRNP Paula Pruessner Patricia Repik-Byrne Adrienne W. Ris Rachel Ritvo, MD Kathleen Rodriguez and Uri Yokel Joan and Joseph Romeo, MD Lynn and Johns Sachs Michael Sack, MD Carol Salzman Barbara Sanders Fabienne Santel, MD Gertrude Scanlan Louise and David Schmeltzer Monica and James Schoettler, Jr. Ila and Terry Schoettler ** Catherine and John Schorn Ellen and Larry Schwartz Jen Sermoneta, PsyD Shanghai Limited Partnership Judith and Jay Shapiro, MD
Cathy and Jerry Shier, MD Bobbi and Lawrence Shulman Laurie Sloss and Peter F. Lowet * Nancy Sloss Virginia Sloss Marianne and Robert Smythe St. Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church Barbara and Murray Stein * Betsy and Ralph Stephens * ** Lizz Stoff and Larry Center Hon. Helen Strang William Stratton SunTrust Mortgage Marvin Tabb Brenda Tabor Alisa and Jon Talisman Judy Tasse and Otto Gonzalez Lill and Len Taylor Ruth Tockman Carol Trawick Molly and Stuart Turkewitz Nancy and Robert Turner Deirdre Turshen Lawrence Vanderveen Wilma and Matt Wald ** Janet and Hans Wegner Jane G. Weiman Mary and Michael Whitehead ** William Willcox, Esq. Karen and Roger Winston Womenâ€™s Club of Bethesda Karen Zacharia and Raymond Paretzky Elizabeth and John Zinner Amy and Mark Zusy Catherine Zusy and Samuel Kendall
FRIEND (up to $99) Florence and Edward Aaron Nancy and Bernard Abeshouse Ruth Abramson Joan and Stanley Adoff Constance Aguayo Vivian Aguayo Joseph Antos Martha Asner Arden and Ellen Baker Trust Shirley Baker Sandra Balsam Marla Banov Jessica Barbalho Rosalie M. Barr, MD Kathleen Bauerle Anita Becker * Margaret Beckham and Brant Goldwyn * Benevity Community Impact Fund Toby and Philip Berman Andrew Bethke Marina Bills Eleanor and T.J. Black Helen Bodine Helen and Paul Bollwerk
Helen and Robert Borochoff Suzanne Byrnes Richard R. Cavanagh Maya Chauls and Jon Silverstone Chou-Lin Chen Iffat Chowdhury, MD Sharron Cochran Ellen and Ed Collier Deborah and Avery Comarow Fanny Cooley Gary Cortellessa Rota Corwin John Dassoulas Patricia Davenport Jeanne and Harry Davis Sacha de Lange Linda and Roy Deitchman Laura and Douglas Denault Kathy Deutsch Ibrahima Diallo Marilyn Dickey Susan and Edward Dosik Margaret A. Douglas Alison Drucker and Thomas Holzman Suzanne Ducat and Stanley Cohen Jonina Duker Nancy Ebb Patrick Egan Margaret Engel and Hon. Bruce Adams Hon. Gail Ewing Elaine Feildelman and Irwin Shuman, MD Elayne Flax Mary and Thomas Fleisher Liliane Floge Rita Furst and Alan Seifert Lee Futrovsky * Carol Garvey, MD and Thomas Garvey, MD Susan and Harold Geisel Ellen Gerecht Joyce Gillogly Patricia and Samuel Goldberg Judith Goldstein Alice and Robert Goodman * Tobias Gottesman Harriet Granger Gordon Susan Green Joyce and Larrie Greenberg, MD * Michael Greenspun Susan Harris * Jean Anne Hosker Jane and Samuel Ireland Tara Joseph, MD and Kuriacose Joseph Naomi and Irving Kaminsky Nancy and Joshua Kaufman James A. Kelley Patti Kilpatrick * Rebecca and Hon. Marc Korman Dolores Ann Kozloski Doris and Kenneth Kraemer * Jeanette and Robert Kreiser Hon. Susan C. Lee
Judith Levin, MD and Jonathan Levin, MD Paul Levine, MD Susan Levine Carol and Donald Lipton Carolyn Lodish, MD Mortimer P. Lowenfeld Jonathan Lowet Steven Macht, MD Chelsea and Josh Madden Marie Mann and Christopher Walsh Lalitha Peters Martyres, MD Sara and Steven Mathis Faith May ** Bill McCloskey Amelia and James McConnell Karen and James McManus * Libby and Ronald Merrill Francine Meyer Barbara Anne Miller, MD Rev. Ann and William Moczydlowski Judith Morenoff Yvonne Moritz Riochelle and Steven Morrison * Nurifah Muhamad Rosalie and Ben Mulitz Mary Mutisya Farhad Niami, PhD Theresa Nuzum German Angelo Ojeda Irnest Oser, MD Ann Parker Fredric Parsons, CPA Shirley and Andrew Pelmoter Lisa and Jeffrey Perlmutter Rolf Piekarz, MD Barbara Polansky Sylvia and Coleman Raphael ** Katherine and Charles Reichelt Debbie and Mike Rider Marion and Donald Robertson Susan and Kenneth Rosenbaum, MD Joan Rosenstein and Kenneth Roberts Corinne and Martin Rosenthal, MD Barbara and Douglas Rosing, MD Sue and Mort Rudo Harriet Sadel Marcia Salus and Larry Brenner Janet and Jack Schiff Priscilla and Eugene Schmitt Phyllis and John Schmitz Alison Schoettler ** Harolyn M. Schwartz Rita and David Selman Judith and Earle Silber, MD Sharon and Ira Silverman Joseph Silvio, MD Rita Skolnik and Steve Crowley Lois and Irving Slott Rachel Smarte ** Herbert Snyder Donna and Dave Sobeck * Lucy Spagnolo, RN
Barbara and Dale Steinacker * Melanie Stern Gerard Taylor Ellen Tillman Timothy Tosten Lottie W. Traunfeld Karen and Matt Trebon ** Laura Udis Mary and Leo von Euler Julie Watson and George Lorenzo Marcia Weinberg Bertram Weintraub Joyce Wice Sandra Wool Joan and Marc Zlotnik
EVENT IN-KIND DONORS Hyatt Regency Bethesda StandupComedyToGo.com Suburban Hospital
*IN HONOR OF Carolyn Avery, MD James Bailey, MD Molly Burness David Cohen Hon. David Davidson Sam Hack Alan Hoffman Connie Lierman Linda Madden Barry Meyer Grace and Henry Masur, MD Anita Solomon
**IN MEMORY OF Dorothy Davidson Samarendra Dutta, MD Hon. Esther Gelman Arnold Meyersburg, MD James Schoettler, MD Martha Jean Schreffler Ann Statland
2016-2017 Board of Directors Alan Hoffman, President Connie J. Lierman, CRNP, Past President Marina Bills, Vice President Wendy Krasner, Secretary Michael D. Krauss, Treasurer Kathleen Bauerle Andrew Bethke James Butler Fanny Cooley Catherine (Tina) Cleland, MBA Sheldon Grosberg Dianne Guillory Jerome E. Herbers, Jr. MD, MBA, FACP Charlotte A. Jenkins, MBA James E. Luke Mary Mutisya Winifred Wilson
Comprehensive Primary Care “Ida” has been an uninsured patient of MobileMed’s for three years. Last year, she developed shingles, and came to MobileMed for treatment. Recently, she was treated at our endocrine clinic, a collaboration with Suburban Hospital and NIH. According to Ida, “MobileMed does an excellent job. They treated me and everything. It was perfect.”
Honorary Board George J. Cohen, MD Simon Atlas Lola Jean Cross, MPH, RN Hon. David Davidson Sharon Kay Dooley, RN Dolores Farr, RN Benjamin C. Fassberg, Esq. John (Jack) J. Fitzgerald, Jr. Sara N. Harris, OT Hugh F. Hill III, MD, JD Kenneth Howard Marion Hayes Hull, PhD (1940-2017) Jean Lanham Thelma Meyer, MSW Cynthia A. Meyersburg, MS John Moscato Rex Reed Anita Solomon, PhD, ABPP Hon. Helen Strang Andrew Weiss
THANK YOU to our Collaborative Partners Adventist HealthCare
Korean Community Service Center
African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
African American Health Program
National Institutes of Health
Nueva Vida, Inc.
Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County
Catholic Charities CHEER Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Peter F. Lowet, Executive Director Stephen Wiggins, MD, Medical Director Kathleen Luton, CRNP, Clinical Director Nurifah Muhamad, Finance/Admin. Director Barry Barth, Development/Outreach Director
Gaithersburg HELP Islamic Education Center
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church Shady Grove Medical Center Suburban Hospital Vietnamese American Services Washington Adventist Hospital
THANK YOU to our Organizational Supporters Adventist HealthCare CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services — Montgomery Cares — Head Start
City of Gaithersburg
Montgomery County Executive and Council
City of Rockville
Crowell and Moring LLP
Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County
Greater Washington Community Foundation: Sharing Montgomery Fund
Healthcare Initiative Foundation Susan G. Komen National Capital Region Maryland Community Health Resources Commission Maryland Community Investment Tax Credit Program Maryland Department of Health
Suburban Hospital, a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine U.S. DHHS - Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) United Way of the National Capital Area Venable Foundation Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
A Valued Safety Net Provider One of our long-time partners, Montgomery County DHHS, referred “Luthor,” an uninsured County resident, to MobileMed. Suffering from heart problems, depression, and “night pains,” Luthor needed both immediate medical care and case management. MobileMed addressed his medical needs, developing a care plan that included a physical check-up, a flu shot, and integrated mental health services.
MobileMed at 50 1968-2018 As MobileMed approaches the half-century mark, we give thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, staff, partners and donors who have served Montgomery County’s most vulnerable. While the County has changed dramatically in many ways, MobileMed’s mission to improve the health of low-income people is as relevant today as it was when Dr. Herman A. Meyersburg and Dr. George Cohen opened our first regular clinic in the basement of the Ken-Gar Baptist Church. In 2018, we will be commemorating our 50th Anniversary — details to follow!
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MobileMed's annual report on our 2016-2017 fiscal year.