Resurrection Health has opened its second location, this time serving the Whitehaven neighborhood.
The new clinic is located at 5339 Elvis Presley Blvd. in a 3,600-square-foot building. It is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and has a 10-person staff who provides primary care, prenatal care, pediatrics, women’s health, HIV/AIDS care and adult and geriatric medicine. The center is projected to serve approximately 20,000 patient visits annually.
It is estimated that more than 200,000 low-income residents of west and south Shelby County struggle to find primary care in their communities. Whitehaven and areas of southwest Shelby County were identified as federal health professional shortage areas for primary care in the Tennessee Department of Health’s Update on the Healthcare Safety Net report in 2014.
“After witnessing the dire need for primary care services in the Whitehaven area, our team saw this location as an obvious next step in our plan to expand,” said Rick Donlon, chief executive officer of Resurrection Health. “By proactively addressing basic medical needs among the area’s population, we can make a significant impact — in both the short- and long-term — on quality of life for families here.”
Resurrection Health opened its first location in December 2014 at 4095 American Way. It was founded by Donlon and David Pepperman, who were also co-founders of Christ Community Health Services.
“While our physicians can make an impact in the community from a single location, we will make the most impact by bringing these services to multiple areas of need,” Donlon said. “We’re thrilled to join the Whitehaven community, and we continue to target other areas of Memphis where access to quality medical care is a struggle — in hopes of opening a third health center this fall.”
Resurrection Health will kick off its move to Whitehaven with a back-to-school celebration the week of July 20. Providers and team members will be handing out free school supplies all week and conducting health screenings for students. Another celebration will be held July 23 that will include food, bounce houses, face painting and drawings for Walmart gift cards or school uniform vouchers.