Commitment to the Under-Served
Helping Those in Need
Atrium Medical Center (Atrium) is committed to meeting the needs of the under-served. The hospital participates in multiple programs that help to improve the quality of life for those in need. Atrium’s involvement in providing funds to the Butler County Community Health Consortium helps to meet the medical needs of the uninsured. Atrium Medical Center Auxiliary members support many vital programs and services at the hospital, and Project SEARCH provides employment training and opportunities to people with significant disabilities. Atrium Medical Center’s dedication to serving those in need is reflected in these programs as well as in day-to-day activities at the hospital.
Butler County Community Health Consortium
Atrium is proud to provide support to those without insurance or the financial resources to pay for quality medical care. In 2006, the Mid-Miami Healthcare Foundation contributed $150,000 to help the Butler County Community Health Consortium (BCCHC) serve the medical needs of the uninsured and vulnerable.
With medical offices in both Middletown and Hamilton, the BCCHC is a non-profit organization serving nearly 4,000 people and conducting more than 11,000 patient visits annually, regardless of patients’ income or insurance status. More than 80 percent of these patients live below the poverty level. Atrium’s commitment to meeting the needs of the under-served helps to provide quality primary health care to everyone who needs it.
Atrium’s Auxiliary is a group of generous-spirited hospital volunteers who freely give their time and abilities to help others who are injured or ill. Auxiliary members support the hospital and its programs through special fundraising efforts and active services. There are multiple ongoing services funded by the Auxiliary, such as supplying books for children who come into the emergency department, knitting hats for babies and chemo patients, and providing health career scholarships for high school seniors and college students. In honor of the generosity of the Auxiliary members, the mezzanine-level family waiting area at Atrium Medical Center is named the Atrium Auxiliary Family Lobby. All Atrium Medical Center volunteers are invited to be Auxiliary members.
Atrium firmly believes in providing each person with the necessary tools to succeed. The hospital’s Project SEARCH program provides employment and education opportunities for individuals with significant disabilities. The program provides workforce development that benefits the individual, community, and workplace. The hospital’s SEARCH Project is administered on-site through Butler Technology and Career Development Schools. Participants are trained in a variety of jobs throughout the hospital, working in each area for 12 weeks at a time for the duration of the school year. This program is an excellent way for the area’s under-served residents to receive the training and experience necessary to lead a fulfilling life.