RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, Stony Point Surgery Center volunteers time, services and financial aid through its Charity Care Program in order to make healthcare more accessible to the less fortunate in the Richmond area. In 2010, Stony Point Surgery Center, Virginia's largest outpatient surgery center, provided over $1.1 million in charity care, offering ophthalmological and optometric care through two Richmond-based non-profits: Access Now and CrossOver Ministry.
"We strive to always provide quality healthcare for those less fortunate in our community," explains Bruce P. Kupper, CEO of Stony Point Surgery Center, "and are always looking for new ways to meet the growing demand for charity care."
Stony Point Surgery Center's partnership with Access Now provides extended care, eye treatments and surgeries free of charge to over 800 patients in need throughout the Richmond metropolitan area each year. One physician in particular, Geoffrey Cooper, M.D., recently operated on an Access Now patient at no cost. Stony Point Surgery Center also partners with CrossOver Ministry and, together, the two organizations have provided ophthalmological services at Cross Over Ministries' facilities to hundreds of uninsured patients over the last five years. Especially with the expansion of CrossOver Ministry in the West End near Regency Mall, many physicians at Stony Point Surgery Center are excited to donate their time and services to the free clinic, which now offers a full continuum of healthcare services such as family medicine, primary care, dental care, obstetrics and pediatrics.
"We're so grateful to [Stony Point Surgery Center] because over the years they have done hundreds of services for diabetics [who are in need of eye exams]," explains Julie Bilodeau, Director of Operations for CrossOver Ministry.
Providing charity care throughout Richmond is an ongoing priority for the surgeons at Stony Point Surgery Center. The Charity Care Program isn't a special event that only happens once a year; it's something that Stony Point Surgery Center aims to provide every single day of every single year, as they remain dedicated to making an impact. Their charitable partnerships and significant contributions, totaling to over $1.1 million each year, allow the doctors to develop a better, healthier and thriving local community.
For more information about Stony Point Surgery Center and its Charity Care Program, please contact Dave Saunders, President & Chief Idea Officer at Madison+Main: email@example.com or 877-623-6246.
About Stony Point Surgery Center
Stony Point Surgery Center is Central Virginia's pre-eminent outpatient surgical facility. Founded in the tradition of the former Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital, Stony Point Surgery Center leads the industry in innovative hearing and vision corrective treatments. Stony Point Surgery Center provides a broad spectrum of routine and special healthcare services in addition to its specialization in Vision and Hearing practices. For more information about Stony Point Surgery Center, please visit their website at www.StonyPointSC.com.
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