Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center (FHHMC) announced it is donating the time of their Community Partners Liaison Kim Schlosser to Samaritan’s Touch Care Center (STCC), where he will lend his expertise in expanding the organization’s reputation, reach, and resources. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, FHHMC spiritually and financially believes in supporting STCC since both non-profit organizations share the same goals which benefit the Heartland community. FHHMC is operated in the tradition of Adventist healthcare, which recognizes that total health is achieved through the proper balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.
Executive Director of STCC Diana Furr said, “Kim is passionate about the mission of Samaritan’s Touch and has shown that throughout his tenure as president of our Board of Directors. We are thrilled that Florida Hospital’s already strong commitment to Samaritan’s Touch will be further deepened as Kim reaches out to the community in a more focused way on behalf of the needy people we serve.”
Among Schlosser’s STCC responsibilities is increasing the visibility of the organization by scheduling speaking engagements and presentations throughout the community aimed at creating and strengthening community partnerships and accessing untapped resources within the community. He will also include strengthen the existing Board of Directors by recruiting additional community leaders who are passionate about STCC’s mission and fully engaging them to access their spheres of influence in order to benefit the organization.
“As president of the board for several years, I understand the important role Samaritan’s Touch plays in serving the healthcare needs of our underprivileged Highlands County residents,” said Schlosser “God has guided me to this important responsibility and I intend to make him proud.”
At FHHMC, Schlosser is responsible for establishing, building and maintaining strategic relationships between our community and physician partners by promoting and marketing FHHMC programs and services. He has been with Adventist Health Systems for 21 years, married to a local physical therapist and lives in Avon Park with his two children.
About the STCC
Samaritan’s Touch Care Center is a Christian humanitarian organization that has been providing primary and specialized medical care to the medically indigent since May of 2007. Since its inception, STCC has provided donated medical care valued at over $7.7 million through over 17,800 patient visits with the help of 75 physicians and over 65 regular volunteers. In addition to providing free medical care and prescription medications, STCC’s mission is to also address patients’ mental health and emotional/spiritual needs.