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ABOUT US

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HOW IT ALL STARTED

Originally an off-shoot of the United Way of Hood County, Ruth's Place initially offered medical care and was located in free space generously provided by Lake Granbury Medical Center on its main campus.

Ruth's Place became a standalone non-profit organization in March of 2009. It relocated to the Oak Trail Shores subdivision in a donated single-wide mobile home, but quickly outgrew the space. In 2010, long-time community members, John & Mary Jo Hill, donated a new building located in the Granbury city limits at 1411 Crawford Avenue. The new clinic is much more centrally located within Hood County, making it more accessible to those in need.

In 2014, the main clinic was chosen to be a recipient of the prestigious Mueller, Inc. "Helping Hand" Program. A 3,200 square foot metal building was built onsite and donated to the clinic, allowing it to expand its healthcare services to include dental, vision, and counseling, in addition to the adult and pediatric medical care services.

The building was officially opened in 2015 with generous donations from the community that included:  medical equipment, office and waiting room furniture, medical supplies for six (6) exam rooms and two (2) dental stations, an onsite lab and pharmacy, a conference room, and a much needed secured storage area.

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WHAT WE DO

Ruth's Place operates as a standalone 501(c)(3) organization with two locations - our main medical facility on Crawford Avenue and our Outreach Center in Oak Trail Shores. We have a holistic approach to rural healthcare, offering medical and vision services to low-income uninsured residents of Hood County. Dental services are also provided with an appointment. Clinic physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses offer services for both children and adults, with well woman checkups and no cost or low cost mammograms available.

The Community Outreach Center operates a weekly food pantry in collaboration with Granbury First United Methodist Church. There is also an after school program during the academic school year and a summer lunch program for children in need.

HOW WE DO IT

Ruth's Place is managed by an executive director that reports to a Board of Directors made up of community volunteers. Our paid staff includes a director, care coordinator, part-time clinical staff, and the Community Outreach Center staff. Also reporting to the executive director are the volunteers made up of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, interpreters, and clerical employees.

Since 2019, the Clinic has developed several healthcare education affiliations augment medical coverage for patients during the week and provide valuable clinical experience for future healthcare providers. In addition, strong partnerships with other organizations allow Ruth's Place to provide FREE screenings.

Operational funds for both locations are 100% donated by local churches, businesses, and individuals. We rely on YOU, our community and donors, to provide these much needed services to our Hood County residents.

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