Project Access Nashville Specialty Care, under the leadership of the Medical Foundation of Nashville, provides a coordinated system of care to low-income, uninsured residents of greater Nashville. The response and results of PANSC in middle Tennessee have been striking. Since its 2005 inception, PANSC has coordinated over $52.6 million in donated medically necessary healthcare and over 36,500 patient appointments with physicians and hospitals to the uninsured, low income residents of greater Nashville. None of this would be possible without our network of over 1,800 volunteer physicians, hospital partners and community clinics.

Thanks to recent expansion initiatives, PANSC currently serves patients from over 32 Middle Tennessee Counties, referring from 42 primary care clinics.

Care Navigation: Our care navigators walk each patient through every step of the process, including enrollment, appointment scheduling, interpretation service coordination, and community resource referrals. We have staff who are fully bilingual in English and Spanish and we utilize interpreters for dozens of other languages spoken in our community. Through our case management approach, PANSC aims to address the many barriers to care our patients face.

Partnerships: Through strong partnerships, Project Access Nashville Specialty Care has established a referral process based off a nationally recognized model that links patients to a network of community-based medical clinics, physician specialists, collaborating hospitals, and ancillary partners.

We are exceedingly grateful for the generous participation of our volunteer physicians and the following hospitals, which have donated the necessary inpatient and outpatient care to our Project Access Nashville Specialty Care enrollees, including surgeries, imaging and laboratory testing: Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, TriStar Skyline Medical Center, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, and Tristar Summit Medical Center.

We are also incredibly grateful to the State of Tennessee Department of Health, The Healing Trust, United Way of Greater Nashville, HCA Healthcare Foundation, and the Vanderbilt Community Health Improvement Team who provide ongoing grant funding to support our work.

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