Grace Clinic lately introduced its annual Distinctive Service award to 2 of its volunteers. Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley was based on June 29, 2005 because the Tri-County Well being Useful resource Middle, Inc. however regionally often called Grace Clinic. Its preliminary objective was to assist folks get medical appointments with space medical doctors and transport them to the appointments. It additionally offered sufferers with medicine vouchers to space pharmacies.
Founders had been Lynn Sloan Barnes, Reverend Ralph Shipp, Reverend Al Joyner and Dr. Stephen Erlandson who continues to function a Board Member and volunteer Medical Director.
The Clinic was began after Lynn Barnes went on Mission Journeys outdoors the U.S. and realized there have been many individuals in her personal yard who weren’t receiving medical care. She got here up with the thought to start out a clinic and have become its first Government Director. The primary residence of the Clinic was on the Elkin First United Methodist Church the place Lynn was a deaconess. After a number of relocations, Grace Clinic has grown to serve extra sufferers at its present location of 948 Johnson Ridge Street, Elkin.
Lynn handed away in 2011, however her legacy lives on. The Grace Clinic Board of Administrators yearly presents The Lynn Sloan Barnes Distinctive Service Award to volunteers who additional the mission of Grace Clinic. The 2022 recipients are Larry Irwin and Debra Garing, each have served as Board Members and different capacities for a few years. Larry serves as Supervising Pharmacist for the Clinic and Debra serves as Board Secretary.