Bringing Desperately Needed Healthcare To Rural Missouri
Success Story: Missouri
- Howell County, Missouri SBTDC
- SBTDC Counselor: Willis Mushrush
- Client: Theodosia Family Medical Clinic, LLC – SBTDC client since 2012
“Willis helped so much to meet our goal. He’s been really good.”– Lisa Schofield, owner, Theodosia Family Medical Clinic, LLC
Impact of working with Missouri SBTDC: To say there’s a shortage of healthcare providers in rural Ozark County is an understatement — There isn’t one resident physician in the entire county and only one ambulance. Mushrush helped Schofield through the arduous process of applying for formal federal rural health clinic certification, required to receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Schofield estimates 90 percent of the clinic’s income comes from Medicare and Medicaid. In just three years, Schofield has transformed an idea for a desperately needed service to a reality with revenues topping $400,000, employing seven people in a chronically economically depressed area.