Raleigh, N.C.,– Alliance Medical Ministry, a faith-led non-profit organization serving working uninsured adults of Wake County,will honor one of its four founders, Dr.Charles Mann, on May 18, 2012 at its Annual Spring Soiree, themed Back to Our Roots.
“The Alliance mission of care stems from core beliefs of Dr. Mann. Alliance is honored to pay tribute to Dr. Mann but we’ll never truly be able to repay him for his dedication and passion in creating an affordable healthcare option for Wake County residents,” said Sean Harrison, Executive Director of Alliance Medical.
In 1999, after attending a physician continuing education conference where Dr. Mann heard a lecture by the founder of the Memphis-based Church Health Center, the idea of Alliance was born. This idea took root in January of 2003 when Alliance opened its doors to the Wake County community.
Dr. Mann has practiced in the Triangle area since 1982 and has resided in Cary, NC since 1991 when he opened Mann ENT Clinic. A native of West Virginia, he graduated from West Virginia University and received his M.D. in 1966. Dr. Mann spent five years in the U.S. Navy serving as a flight surgeon and received his specialty training at the University of Florida.
Dr. Mann is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as being specially certified by the American Board of Otolaryngic Allergy. He continues to practice medicine today.
The Spring Soiree: Back to Our Roots will be held at Alliance Medical Ministry, 101 Donald Ross Drive, on May 18, 2012 from 6:30 pm until 11:00 pm. This exciting evening full of food, music and laughter is open to the public. Proceeds will help Alliance meet its fundraising goal of $100,000. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has pledged to be exclusive matching gift sponsor for the event. WakeMed is continuing their support of Alliance through their Gold Sponsorship. For more information about the special event visit alliancemedicalministry.org.
About Alliance Medical
Alliance Medical Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit providing a medical home to the working uninsured of Wake County. More than 120,000 adult residents of Wake County, lack access to affordable acute and primary medical care. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 79 percent of the uninsured in North Carolina reside in a working household. Without insurance these hard-working citizens are less likely to receive preventive care, and are more likely to be hospitalized for conditions that could have been prevented. Most uninsured families struggle financially to meet basic needs, and medical bills, even for minor problems, can quickly lead to medical debt.
Alliance currently provides a primary care medical home to more than 8,000 low-income adults, with 98 percent having an annual household income of less than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Comprehensive medical care provided at Alliance includes acute and chronic medical care, pharmacy services, health education, disease management, and pastoral counseling. Patients are referred to Alliance from local area hospital emergency departments, from the Health Department and other local social service organizations. Many are patients who would otherwise go to local emergency rooms for treatment of non-emergency health care needs, costing approximately $1,596 per visit. The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and select Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM.
For more information call, 919-250-9254 or go to http://www.alliancemedicalministry.org.