Medicine and Ministry - Beth Kolb Named Trinity Health Center Executive Director
Trinity Health Center Hires Beth Kolb to Serve as Executive Director
Trinity Health Center is proud to announce their new Executive Director, Beth Kolb. Beth became the Executive Director of Trinity Health Center on May 15th and most recently served as a staff member of Compel Church (formerly Life Fellowship Church) in multiple roles.
Beth has been a part of Trinity Health Center’s planning process since its inception through her role at Compel and is honored to lead this organization providing hope and healing to those who need it most here in Desoto County.
Prior to her role in full-time ministry at Compel, Beth worked as a Registered Nurse and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve in this role that allows her to combine her two passions - medicine and ministry.
“Lack of insurance should not equal lack of quality healthcare. At Trinity, we get the opportunity to provide a first-class healthcare experience for those who are working and unable to obtain health insurance. I am honored to work with this amazing team every day,” said Kolb.
Awareness and advocacy is at the top of the list for Beth and the team at Trinity Health. “We are working to get the word out to the working uninsured of Desoto County that we are here and excited to become their primary healthcare provider. We are creating great partnerships with other medical facilities, businesses and churches and look forward to partnering with more. We are a clinic that has no government funding and is 100% funded by donations. Local churches and individuals have given generously to launch Trinity Health Center. We are believing that there are more in this community who are ready to invest in the mission and vision of Trinity Health Center.”
According to the US Census Bureau’s 2016 Population Survey, 20% of Mississippians were without any form of health insurance. DeSoto County’s uninsured rate is roughly 17% (29,750). Out-of-pocket costs associated with health care deductibles, copays, prescriptions, and other costs inhibit residents from accessing care when they need it. Nineteen percent (33,250) of adults in DeSoto County consider cost a barrier to accessing care and acknowledge that they have not received care because they could not afford it. Trinity Health Center is working to become the medical home for many of these individuals.
The lack of available and affordable primary care access in the existing healthcare safety-net is driving the work of Trinity Health Center. With almost 30,000 identified uninsured residents, DeSoto County is benefiting from a comprehensive health clinic designed to serve those falling through the cracks of our healthcare system.
If you’re interested in donating, volunteering, taking a tour, or providing medical services to Trinity Health Center, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.trinityhealthcenter.org.
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