Community Open House at The Free Clinics Showcases AdventHealth Medical Group Innovative Care Center

N.C., Hendersonville, NC (October 17, 2019) — AdventHealth is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our communities. This commitment to whole-person care – body, mind and spirit, is leading to expanded access to free care for the underserved members of our communities at AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Flat Rock.

This innovative care center is one part of a Duke Endowment Grant that was awarded to AdventHealth Hendersonville, The Free Clinics (TFC) and Safelight, Hope & Healing for Families. Located inside The Free Clinics building at 841 Case Street, this center includes primary care, obstetrics/gynecology care and behavioral health. AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Flat Rock is available to all persons and our care teams are welcoming new patients.

On Thursday, October 24, we invite the community to a special open house event. You will be able to tour the facility and meet the AdventHealth physicians and providers who offer care at this center. We will have members of the AdventHealth team, Safelight and The Free Clinics available to share more about this innovative access to care and the development of the Phoenix Project, a care model for victims of trauma also funded through this grant.

Meet AdventHealth Physicians and Providers:

Family Medicine: Jackie Sitton, FNP-C

Obstetrics/Gynecology: John P. Cuellar, MD, FACOG

Behavioral Health: Cynthia King, PsyD

AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Flat Rock

Open House and Meet the Doctors Event

Thursday, October 24

4 to 6 pm

841 Case Street

Hendersonville, NC (Inside The Free Clinics Building)

Light refreshments will be offered.

For more information, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate, not-for-profit care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning six consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.

AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).

About The Free Clinics: Founded in 2001, The Free Clinics (TFC) is an innovative, dynamic, volunteer-based community resource that serves low-income, uninsured persons in Henderson and Polk Counties. TFC’s services include acute care, chronic and specialty care, behavioral health, pharmaceutical support, and community health. TFC works closely with 175 community partners to ensure access to and continuity of high-quality services to our vulnerable residents. Services range from walk-in medical clinic (free urgent care) to serving as the behavioral health pharmaceutical provider for the detention center to case management services to access to specialty providers to rehabilitated bicycles for transportation to our award-winning Bridges to Health project. In 2017-18, TFC provided 34,233 encounters to 1960 persons through 240 local volunteers. TFC provided over $9.6M worth of care to the community on a budget of $1.2M, for a return on investment of $8.13 to $1. TFC also serves as the fiscal agent for Partnership for Health and HopeRX, managing grants and enabling programs and services of those critical community collaborations.

About Safelight: Safelight provides hope and healing for families in Henderson County who have been affected by trauma. The organization responds to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse by offering free, confidential help for adults and children. By removing barriers to getting help, Safelight’s many programs heal lives and create a safer, healthier community. For more information, visit