American Red Cross blood drive April 9 at FCH

Faith Community Health is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today. The blood drive will be held from noon until 4 p.m., Monday, April 9, at the Faith Community Health clinic, 610 S. 6th Street in Branson. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. For your appointment, call or email … Read More

Heather Lyons-Burney: Eradicating opioid abuse

Faith Community Health’s Pharmacist Heather Lyons-Burney was interviewed March 2 by OzarksFirst-KOLR for her “Mission to end opioid abuse.” She has been named a Jefferson Award recipient by the television station. The award winners will be honored March 13. See Heather’s work with ending drug abuse at http://www.ozarksfirst.com/…/jefferson-award-hea…/1004461987.

Local Star Wars movie fans raise money for Faith Community Health

Photo, from left: Faith Community Health board member Perilyn Olson-Johns and her son, Luke, attended as their Star Wars doppelgängers Dec. 14 at the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. “You could tell it was a Star Wars movie,” Kenn Tilus said, “with so many fans wearing Star Wars T-shirts, a Princess Leia outfit and other costumes.” Tilus, executive … Read More

FCH uses alternatives to prescribed narcotics

In an age where Americans use and misuse pain prescriptions, Faith Community Health in Branson remains committed to the no narcotic prescriptions policy of its dispensary. According to the clinic’s physician assistant Stephen Berkstresser, provider for Faith Community Health, pain medications such as opioids are over-prescribed. “It is sometimes easier to write a prescription than to otherwise make a patient … Read More

Faith Community Health Day, Aug. 16

City of Branson Mayor Karen Best read a statement proclaiming Aug.16 Faith Community Health Day during the clinic’s breakfast fundraiser at The Great American Steak and Chicken House in Branson. State Sen. David Sater, in absentia, issued a Missouri Senate resolution recognizing Faith Community Health for the affordable healthcare it has been providing for uninsured workers in Stone and Taney … Read More

Campaign to Make Healthcare Great Again! FCH Benefit Fundraiser Aug. 16

The Big Rooster’s crowing for you to start your day with a loaded breakfast buffet and a big dose of fun – all to benefit the people served by Faith Community Health in Branson. Join us in celebration of National Health Center Week! Invited guests include Donald Trump,* Branson Mayor Karen Best, Rep. Jeff Justus, Sen. David Sater, Congressman Billy … Read More

FCH dispensary grows

Faith Community Health reports a striking increase in its dispensary medication use from 2014 to 2016. Executive director Kenn Tilus said, “Refills more than quadrupled and total prescription volume tripled. Patient medical visits increased by 10 percent during the same period, with more than 2,000 appointments every year.” FCH dispensed 4,671 prescriptions in 2014. That increased to 11, 632 in … Read More