Miami is one of the largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. It’s home to more than half a million people without health insurance and that number grows each year. The city is fed by a network of agricultural communities which are home to thousands of migrant farm workers. Often, undocumented workers have little money, no health insurance and nowhere to turn for medical care. But one free clinic in Homestead, Florida, opens their arms to those men and women to provide the care so desperately needed.
The nonprofits founder, Michael Daily, met with us to explain the clinic’s history and the services they provide.
Primary care physician access is the cornerstone of what Good News provides and for more than 16 years, Dr. Leonard Goldberg has done so here. Preventative care education is one of the most essential services the clinic provides and certified diabetes educator, nurse Matilde Lewis, has provided it here for 15 years. The network of specialists that donate care through Good News is an incredible resource to patients. Like Dr. Eufemiano Cardoso, a hand surgeon who has been with Good News Care Center for nineteen years.
The clinic’s backing by Baptist Health South Florida allows for access to the nation’s leading laboratory, pharmacy and imaging services. In addition to receiving primary and specialty physician services, patients may get their blood drawn on site which is processed at Baptist Health’s laboratory, and receive their medication on site which are donated by the Baptist Health pharmacy. Good News also develops the next generation of providers, like nurse Augusta Momodu, who trained here.
Mary Imolele is a patient here who was found to have breast cancer shortly after coming to the United States. She attributes the fact that she is now cancer-free to the great care she received at Good News Care Center.
Oscar Centeno Correa had only been in the country for two months and doesn’t speak English. He faced a life-or-death medical emergency and shared with us how Good News kept him alive.
Those are just two amazing stories from the countless patients each year who attribute their lives being saved and health restored by Good News Care Center. This community has a growing need for high quality care, health education and medication and you can help answer that call by supporting Good News Care Center.
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