Family Healthcare Center
7171 Churchland St., , Pittsburgh, PA, 15206,
the Rev. Douglas A.
Dunderdale was the
senior pastor of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in the East Liberty
neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He began praying that God would bring a Christian
healing ministry to become a part of the church. Also in 1975,
, a resident of Mt.
Lebanon in Pittsburgh, graduated from MIT and entered Medical School at the
University of Rochester. For what did these two men pray? That God would call
like-minded people to a ministry of healing in the urban area of Pittsburgh
where God's love would be experienced through healing and care that was
fundamentally different from what the world was providing. They prayed that the
new Center would be open to anyone, especially the underserved and
underinsured. They prayed for a Center where doctors, nurses and other healthcare
professionals would pray with every patient and address their whole person
needs: physical, mental and spiritual.
years of prayer,
East Liberty Family Healthcare Center was
founded in 1982 in the basement of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, in the
heart of East Liberty
The Center has
been distinctively faith-based since its inception, offering prayer with every
visit, but never discriminating on the basis of religion. Every person is made
in God’s image, worthy of good care and welcome at the Center. The Center has
for 35 years provided quality “whole-person” healthcare for all people, without
regard to ability to pay. It has grown from a three-room office in a church
basement to a full-service healthcare center with three locations. Every
activity of ELFHCC is focused on meeting the whole-person healthcare needs of
Pittsburgh's East End.
The mission of
the ELFHCC is:
To witness to God's love, known in Jesus Christ,
by empowering our patients through community centered, whole-person quality healthcare
for all, which includes those who are uninsured, underinsured and underserved.