Over the years, Dayspring has been recognized for excellence in delivering primary care to our communities and for innovation in our services to the community. Below is a brief list of recent accomplishments and innovations in recent years.
STORK - High Risk OB Consults
Beginning October 2010, UT High Risk Obstetrics of Knoxville and Chattanooga began providing Telehealth obstetrical ultrasound and high risk OB visits at Dayspring Jellico. Obstetric patients requiring high risk consultations are now able to have a high risk ultrasound and telehealth visit with a perinatologist(high risk OB specialist) right in Jellico rather than traveling to Knoxville.
In 2008, TennCare awarded Dayspring a grant to provide for an obstetrical care manager whose focus would be working with pregnant women who are at higher risk due to behavioral factors.This program has since expanded to include three care managers who work to link all of our patients with resources in our community. Patients with substance abuse problems, desires to quit smoking, concerns about personal safety, domestic violence or other social problems, financial needs, or other concerns can all benefit from meeting with our care managers.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Grant
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a foundation that raises funds and awareness for the global breast cancer movement. The Knoxville Affiliate of “Komen for the Cure” chose Dayspring Family Health Center as one of its grantees in 2009 and awarded a $20,000 grant for direct treatment for patients served in Dayspring clinics in Claiborne and Campbell counties
Tennessee Tech Center Nursing Program
Through this ongoing program, nursing students from Tennessee Tech Center in Jacksboro rotate with our clinic nurses to gain valuable experience as they progress through their training. Many of these students are from the counties we serve and this program continues to have an impact on our region.
Every Labor Day weekend, our clinic sponsors this race with Jellico Community Hospital and other local businesses.
Alternative Spring Break
Each spring,10-20 students from Vanderbilt University spend a week with Dayspring providers and staff learning about life in rural East Tennessee. They spend time with healthcare providers and local educators to learn more about the joys and challenges of working in each of those vocations.
Expanded Services Grant
In 2015, Dayspring was awarded a grant to provide additional weekend and evening hour at our Williamsburg clinic. We recruited an additional provider and staff to provide these hours, as well as renovated and updated Dayspring Williamsburg.