16 Sep The 8th Biennial Gospel & Gumbo Fundraiser planned for October 27
EW Bullock Associates
The event raises money to help cover the prescription drugs and laboratory costs for Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Medical Clinic. The community is invited to help raise funds for the clinic’s much needed medical assistance by attending this year’s Gospel & Gumbo event.
- Erika Thomas of Portabello Market
- Blake Rushing of Union Public House
- Dan Dunn of Big Top Brewing Co.
- Judy Lewis of Sister Sarah’s Catering
- Irv Miller with Jackson’s Steakhouse
- Coleman Jernigan and Luca Disomma of Cypress
- Jordan Hewes of Craft Gourmet Bakery
- MariCarmen Josephs of Carmen’s Lunch Bar & Tapas
- Gus Silivos of Skopelos at New World
- David Penniman of Classic City Catering
- Greg Rodriquez of The Wine Bar
- George Lazi of George Artisan Bar and Bistro
Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Medical Clinic is located on the site of the former Our Lady of Angels Maternity Hospital for African American women. Established in 1946, Father Joseph J. Raleigh built the hospital next to the church convent after he realized there was not a public hospital within 75 miles of Pensacola that would accept African-American maternity cases, forcing black and creole women to have their babies at home. An order of Franciscan nuns from Pennsylvania administered Our Lady of Angels Hospital for two decades until all local hospitals were integrated in the mid 1960s.
“Our primary expense is for prescription drugs, and from anybody’s standard, this fund has been tremendously helpful,” said Dr. David Conkle, a retired heart surgeon and the clinic’s medical director.
St. Joseph Clinic by the numbers (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019):
Total medical patient visits: 4,198
Total dental patient visits 335
Total number of patient visits 4,583
Total active licensed health care providers 82
Total licensed health care provider volunteer hours 7555.5
Dollar value of services for licensed providers $1,170,183.00
Total number of general staff volunteers 25
Total general staff volunteer hours 4,153.5
Total value of services for general staff volunteers $100,265.49
Total Department of Health volunteers 10
Total Department of Health volunteer hours 2,728
Dollar Value of DOH volunteers $65,853.92
Total dollar value of service $1,336,302.41
Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Medical Clinic is open four days per week: