FY2013 was another productive year at MobileMed! Our mission to improve the health of low-income people who face the greatest barriers to care access remains unchanged after 45 years. Our commitment to provide quality services with compassion, cultural sensitivity, and respect continues as our highest priority. We provide essential primary and preventive healthcare to individuals who might otherwise go without care or utilize costly hospital emergency rooms.
MobileMed experienced another remarkable year of dedicated service to our patients in the community. Our mission to improve the health of low-income people who face the greatest barriers to care access remains at the forefront of everything we do. Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers, our mission and core values – health care access for all; quality services provided with compassion, respect, and cultural sensitivity; and organizational excellence and integrity – have served us well for 45 years and continue to be our guiding light as we adapt to the changing healthcare environment.
The anticipated impact of federal healthcare reform through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been on the minds of patients and supporters. The good news is that we expect many patients to qualify for expanded Medicaid or the health exchange. MobileMed has expanded its Medicaid managed care contracting so that we can continue serving this population. The challenge remains that, based on State projections, over half of our existing patients will not be eligible for coverage under the ACA and will still need our safety net healthcare services.
These predictions helped us prioritize our actions and strategic initiatives throughout the year, ensuring that we remain agile in adapting MobileMed to best serve the unmet health care needs in Montgomery County. We maintained a focus on operational efficiency and effectiveness, which is central to our financial sustainability. We continued exploring the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) pathway, including some preliminary community needs assessment activities. We worked closely with our community and hospital partners and remain committed to sharing resources and jointly providing services that support an integrated patient-centered medical home approach to community health care services.
Ongoing funding for the Montgomery Cares program, through the support of the Montgomery County Executive and County Council, demonstrates a caring community spirit and remains a cornerstone resource. That spirit continued when the Faith in Action group honored MobileMed and Dr. George Cohen, our co-founder, recognizing MobileMed’s community impact. MobileMed also held various fundraising events throughout the year including the Georgetown Quintet’s presentation of Peter and the Wolf and the 2nd annual Laugh Riot for MobileMed. The Hyatt Regency – Bethesda generously hosted Laugh Riot for the 2nd year and provided fantastic food and service! We sincerely appreciate the recognition, commitment and funding support from our county government and from all event hosts, sponsors, and attendees.
MobileMed thanks each community and hospital partner, staff member, and volunteer for your dedication to our patients and for your many contributions. We thank each contributing foundation, faith-based organization, business, and individual donor who provided financial support for MobileMed last year. On behalf of the MobileMed Board of Directors, we appreciate each of you and your continued support. It takes all of us working together to make a difference in our community to ensure that health care services are provided to those in need. Your generosity and commitment help make MobileMed’s work possible! Thank You!
Charlotte A. Jenkins, President
Mobile Medical Care, Inc.