MAY 27, 2022 - MT. STERLING, KY - Expansion of services, annual gains in the number of patients utilizing those services, and a surge of nearly 50 percent employee growth in the past 12 months has established Sterling Health Care (SHC) as a trusted medical resource in Kentucky’s Gateway region. Over the past 10 years, the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) has focused its energy and resources on building a network of clinics and professionals serving the uninsured and under-insured, though all commercial insurances are accepted.
The concept for the area of Mount Sterling and surrounding areas began in 2012 when several founding members of SHC , then known as Sterling Health Solutions, came together as 15-strong and accepted their first patient in October of that same year. From that point, the organization has grown to serve the needs of more than 25,000 patients in 2021, with nine clinics in Montgomery and four surrounding counties as well as an established school-based health program serving the students, staff and administration of 19 area schools in those same counties.
“Service is at the heart of what we do,” says Chief Executive Officer Tina Bryant, who is also one of the original group. “We work hard to provide for anyone needing assistance, in whatever form that may be, because we genuinely care about our mission of improving the lives of those in the communities we serve. We provide a whole, well-rounded approach to a person’s well-being and are here to help our communities, our neighbors, from all walks of life. We believe our growth reflects the fact that we are continually looking for ways to do that better every day.”
More than 200 employees, including more than 50 medical providers, currently deliver the following range of services: