Rick Donlon – The Urban Summit 2013
Rick Donlon grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1986. He completed medical school at LSU-N.O., and a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1995 he and three medical school classmates opened Christ Community Health Services (CCHS), a primary-care health center for the poor in Memphis’ most medically under-served neighborhood. Over the last 17 years, CCHS has grown to six locations, with twenty-five full-time physicians and fifteen nurse practitioners, providing over 125,000 patient visits and delivering 1000 babies annually. Over the last nine years CCHS has sent medical missionaries to Afghanistan, India, Sudan and Somalia. Dr. Donlon serves as CCHS’s Associate Executive Director and the Clinical Director of HIV/AIDS Services. He and his wife Laurie and their seven children live in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis, where he works and serves as an elder in their house church network.
Listen to Rick breakout session below: