Compiled by MCJ Staff
Bishop Darrell Hines and his wife, Pastor Pamela Hines of Christian Faith Fellowship Church, were joined by their brother and brother-in-law Alderman and Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., the Hines’ mother Cornerner Hines-Herring and other family, friends and congregants in opening the Willie L. Hines, Sr. Health Clinic. Bill Solberg, director of community services for Columbia St. Mary’s. He and members of the clinic staff joined the Hines family in cutting the ribbon that officially opened the clinic, named in honor of Bishop and Ald. Hines’ father, Willie L. Hines, Sr., who was himself a pastor for many years in the community. He was also a respected senior advisor in the formation of Christian Faith Fellowship Church. The new clinic is located at Destiny Plaza, located at 7220 n. 76th Street. Destiny Plaza is owned and operated by Christian Faith Fellowship. Columbia St. Mary’s is partnering with the northwest side church. The clinic is a Community Chronic Disease Management (CCDM) clinic. It will assess and treat uninsured people with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes through a model of care that has a seven-year history of success in Milwaukee. The clinic will be open Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. The Hines clinic is the fourth CCDM clinic to be established. The first clinic opened at the New Life Food Pantry in 2006 through funding by the healthier Wisconsin Partnership program, a component of the Advancing Healthier-Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The CCDM clinic model is a collaboration of Columbia St. Mary’s and the Medical College of Wisconsin, which screens and manages hypertension, diabetes, obesity and smoking. The clinic addresses barriers to health services for low-income adults who are at risk of developing chronic diseases. By establishing clinics in nontraditional locations, such as food pantries and churches, and offering screening, referral and management services, low-cost drugs, at-cost diabetic supplies, and preventative education, CCDM clinics contribute to prevention of chronic disease complications among Milwaukee’s most vulnerable populations. Other partners include the UWM School of Nursing, Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee Area Technical College-Dieticians, Word of Hope Church of God in Christ, Ebenezer Church of Christ, Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic.