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The Christ Medicus Foundation and MyCatholicDoctor Partner to Increase Access to Catholic Primary Care
March 24, 2020
The Christ Medicus Foundation and MyCatholicDoctor announce a new strategic relationship to provide greater access to Catholic healthcare through telemedicine, which is especially needed during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. MyCatholicDoctor is a national healthcare entity that provides Catholic telemedicine services throughout the United States, allowing patients to receive immediate medical care from a Catholic medical professional through video conferencing, phone and HIPAA compliant messaging. The Christ Medicus Foundation (CMF) is a 501c(3) Catholic health care nonprofit whose health care ministry, CMF CURO, provides a health care option nationwide. This alliance will propel each organization’s mission to faithfully provide Catholic medical care to all people in need.
Louis Brown, Executive Director of the Christ Medius Foundation, shared these remarks: “The Coronavirus Pandemic has shown the dramatic need for individuals and families to have immediate access to medical care. Telemedicine is an important way of giving patients quick, convenient, and focused medical care. We are grateful for this strategic relationship with MyCatholicDoctor. It will provide CMF CURO members, the Catholic community, and others in need with high quality Catholic telemedicine services.”
Jordan Buzza, Director of the CMF CURO health care ministry, added, “we are excited to collaborate with MyCatholicDoctor to provide the CMF CURO membership with discounted access to Catholic physicians and medical professionals. Especially now, individuals and families need timely access to Catholic doctors.”
Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D., President of the Board of Directors of MyCatholicDoctor, shared her remarks about the new partnership: ”For more than 2000 years, the Catholic Church has led the world in healthcare, answering the call Jesus Christ to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God is near (Luke 10:9). The Christ Medicus Foundation shares the mission of MyCatholicDoctor to make Catholic healthcare available to everyone. We are especially grateful for the opportunity to care for members of CMF Curo Healthshare. We want you to know that MyCatholicDoctor is here for you when you are suffering, physically, mentally, and spiritually, providing 21st-century healthcare, through virtual care in the privacy of your own home, and through our referral network of faithful physicians and other healthcare providers.”
Through this strategic relationship between the Christ Medicus Foundation and MyCatholicDoctor, CMF CURO members will have easier access to a Catholic healthcare, the latest Catholic medical news and information, and the peace of knowing that a Catholic medical professional is just a phone call away. This relationship empowers both organizations to share the love of Jesus Christ in health care; that which heals the spirit, mind, and body.