Grant Supports Care for Diabetic Patients

by Hannah Fair, Public Relations Writer

Living Well Ministries Clinic in Xenia, Ohio, in conjunction with Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy, is providing care for patients with diabetes and hypertension through a $20,000 CVS Pharmacy Health Foundation Grant.

Joshua Cernetic, executive director of the Living Well Clinic, and Dr. Douglas Anderson, chair and professor of pharmacy practice, applied for the grant in September 2017. The grant application process took three months.

The grant will be used to fund a specialized diabetic and hypertension study and to offer a weekly Friday diabetic clinic for patients in financial need. Only 25 clinics nationwide received the grant.

“The grant will allow Living Well Clinic to purchase the supplies, educational materials and equipment needed to properly care for patients,” said Cernetic.

“Working on the hypertension and diabetic study together creates a partnership between Cedarville University and Living Well. We can use our resources and expertise to help provide excellent and free care to the patients at Living Well,” noted Anderson. “Multiple Cedarville faculty, including Dr. Mark Pinkerton and Dr. Andrew Straw, both assistant professors of pharmacy practice, will provide care for patients at the clinic. If you know of a diabetic patient who is in need of high quality medical care, please refer them to the clinic.”

Living Well Ministries was founded in 2010 and their clinic began in January 2012. The clinic provides no-cost health care to the medically needy of Greene County.

“Last year, we provided care during 425 office visits, which resulted in more than $1 million of free health care being provided,” Cernetic said.

For more information about the clinic, or to schedule an appointment, call 937-372-7177 or email the clinic at livingwellclinic.org/contact-us.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.