Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett

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Summary

Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett is a nonprofit organization committed to caring for the uninsured and underinsured working poor in our community. Good Sam Gwinnett committed to its founding purpose, to obey the teaching of Jesus Christ and demonstrate our faith for the glory of God by caring for the less fortunate. We offer a holistic approach to healthcare that includes comprehensive, family-centered services.

Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett is a nonprofit organization committed to caring for the uninsured and underinsured working poor in our community. Good Sam Gwinnett committed to its founding purpose, to obey the teaching of Jesus Christ and demonstrate our faith for the glory of God by caring for the less fortunate. We offer a holistic approach to healthcare that includes comprehensive, family-centered services.

Good Sam Gwinnett is not a free clinic, urgent care, or emergency care facility. We provide routine non-emergency medical and dental services for our patients. We do not provide after-hours services or physician on-call response. If you experience what you believe to be a medical emergency you must seek services at a hospital emergency room.

Located in Norcross, Georgia, we are the only safety-net clinic in the area offering medical, dental, and pharmacy services under one roof. It is the aim of Good Sam Gwinnett to not only meet physical needs but to also address the spiritual needs of our patients through prayer. Good Sam Gwinnett sees patients by appointment and as walk-ins. Services are designed to be affordable for the uninsured and underinsured.

We offer our services to all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or immigration status, and we do so with a loving evangelical Christian staff as well as volunteers of all professions from around the globe. We love the rich diversity of the people we serve and who work within the clinic, and we love telling the world about Jesus, one guest at a time.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett
5949 Buford Hwy
Norcross, GA 30071

Website: goodsamgwinnett.org

Phone: 678-280-6630

Email: contactus@goodsamgwinnett.org


Organization details

EIN: 270080400

CEO/President: Gregory E. Lang, PhD

Chairman:

Board size: 14

Founder: concerned individuals from local churches

Year founded: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Purpose

Our Goals and Their Impact:

1. Provide quality low-cost primary healthcare and dental services to the uninsured in order to eliminate health disparities for poor and uninsured populations

2. Decrease the demand of the uninsured for non-emergent medical services on the emergency room in order to help reduce the cost of indigent care on the public health care delivery system

3. Provide a venue for matriculating future medical professionals to advance their educational goals while serving the poor of our community in order to help disadvantaged students prepare for employment in the health and dental fields.


Mission statement

Demonstrate the love of Christ through providing quality, affordable, and accessible health and dental services to the poor and uninsured.


Statement of faith

Good Samaritan Gwinnet has a "Spiritual Health" webpage, which states,

Our mission statement at Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett is "To demonstrate the love of Christ in word and deed to those in need by providing affordable, quality health and dental care services." Because we focus on Jesus Christ as the only true Healer, we believe your physical, mental, and spiritual health are related. In fact, we believe your spiritual health is the most important aspect of your life. We are committed to providing quality healthcare, but we want you to understand that we are equally concerned about your spiritual health.

We want to introduce you to the peace, hope, and life that Jesus offers though a real relationship with Him. We will never force this on you, and neither does Jesus. If you are not interested in Christ as the solution to your spiritual health problems, then it will not affect the healthcare services that you receive from us. But if you are interested in knowing God and knowing a peace and joy that transcends our everyday problems, please tell us you want to know more about Jesus Christ. It will be our blessing to tell you about our Redeemer.

In keeping with our Christ given charge to love one another, our services are provided to all patients regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national origin or immigration status.

Transparency grade

A

To understand our transparency grade, click here.


Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating327 of 93819 of 59
Fund acquisition rating198 of 94010 of 59
Resource allocation rating207 of 94017 of 59
Asset utilization rating806 of 93848 of 59

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202018201720152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%4%14%8%8%19%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%6%4%6%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
78%71%43%47%79%53%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%4%5%4%14%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
22%29%57%53%21%47%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202018201720152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%89%87%84%70%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%64%113%105%43%84%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%57%99%89%30%62%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%36%-13%-5%57%16%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%30%-9%-2%64%21%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%7%7%12%15%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202018201720152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.960.510.770.440.430.79
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.723.413.122.472.281.82
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.751.752.401.090.971.44
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202018201720152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.2339.0111.3765.44407.0536.17
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.030.090.020.000.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.826.674.5710.8612.298.13
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202018201720152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%2%3%1%13%32%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
3%1%0%0%13%30%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
81%191%126%226%203%87%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202018201720152014
Cash$2,422,494$1,516,975$1,966,522$1,328,603$748,441
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,422,494$1,516,975$1,966,522$1,328,603$748,441
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,810,765$3,194,036$2,880,962$1,698,269$616,096
Other long-term assets$20,821$20,821$13,750$170$170
Total long-term assets$5,831,586$3,214,857$2,894,712$1,698,439$616,266
Total assets$8,254,080$4,731,832$4,861,234$3,027,042$1,364,707
 
Liabilities20202018201720152014
Payables and accrued expenses$62,092$133,431$30,050$3,264$20,694
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$62,092$133,431$30,050$3,264$20,694
Debt$91,826$0$0$397,422$411,607
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$91,826$0$0$397,422$411,607
Total liabilities$153,918$133,431$30,050$400,686$432,301
 
Net assets20202018201720152014
Without donor restrictions$7,774,329$4,569,703$4,675,818$1,786,116$543,361
With donor restrictions$325,833$28,698$155,366$840,240$389,045
Net assets$8,100,162$4,598,401$4,831,184$2,626,356$932,406
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202018201720152014
Total contributions$4,721,175$1,373,678$951,243$2,347,365$676,233
Program service revenue$2,133,704$1,813,645$1,077,291$640,936$596,196
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($214,329)$4,115$968$0$0
Other revenue$4,788$12,007$4,013$0$0
Total other revenue$1,924,163$1,829,767$1,082,272$640,936$596,196
Total revenue$6,645,338$3,203,445$2,033,515$2,988,301$1,272,429
 
Expenses20202018201720152014
Program services$3,782,295$3,179,299$1,802,011$910,941$791,276
Management and general$285,201$265,304$257,189$198,012$152,187
Fundraising$177,102$190,958$80,549$185,398$130,885
Total expenses$4,244,598$3,635,561$2,139,749$1,294,351$1,074,348
 
Change in net assets20202018201720152014
Surplus (deficit)$2,400,740($432,116)($106,234)$1,693,950$198,081
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,400,740($432,116)($106,234)$1,693,950$198,081

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Gregory LangExecutive Di$168,042

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

2003: Discovering The Need

In the fall of 2003, several health fairs were held in the Gwinnett County community. Hundreds of people attended these fairs. A huge disparity between the medical needs of the community and the services being offered became evident. In December 2003, a needs assessment was commissioned to gather information about Gwinnett County and its healthcare delivery system. After reports identified medically underserved communities in Gwinnett County, concerned individuals from local churches began to plan a medical ministry that eventually became the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Inc.

2004-2005: Our Beginnings

The nonprofit clinic was incorporated in March 2004 and began to serve patients in July, 2005.

2016: Massive Growth Leads to Relocation

To accommodate that dramatic increase in demand, the organization acquired a new and larger facility in Norcross and relocated to that community in July, 2016. Today, as many as 150 people each day find a wide variety of services at Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett to meet a wide variety of acute and chronic healthcare needs.

2017: Second Location

The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett grew to include a second site through the merger with Bridge Atlanta Medical Center. Through this merger, we achieved a rich blend of primary care and specialty care available in two locations and reduced administrative overhead, resulting in more of the donors' dollars providing a direct benefit to our combined patients.

Bridge Atlanta Medical Center opened September 2016 and with the talent of more than 400 volunteers has served Gwinnett at its location, 4864 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Suite 203, Norcross, 30096. The clinic has been renamed Good Samaritan Health Center of East Gwinnett.


Program accomplishments

Good Sam Gwinnett is distinguished among its peers in several ways. We have obtained GuideStar's Platinum status, received the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Healthcare Excellence Award and 2015 Humanitarian Award, and Gwinnett County's 2017 Certificate of Merit for Community Development.

Good Sam Gwinnett is the only National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in Georgia operating as a privately funded charity medical practice.

Since our inception in 2005, we have recorded more than 140,000 encounters delivered to nearly 26,000 unique individuals. Today, the clinic serves more than 30,000 customers each year providing services estimated at nearly $10 million.


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