THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

G. Scott Morris

The Church Health Center
Chief Executive Officer
Master Entrepreneur

As the first non-profit member of the Society of Entrepreneurs, Dr. Scott Morris is an example that the entrepreneurial spirit is not limited solely to capitalistic ventures. He is Founder and Executive Director of the Church Health Center, which opened in 1987 to provide primary health care to the low-income, uninsured working people of Memphis. The center, a health care ministry supported by faith and medical communities, averages over 50,000 patient visits a year. In January 2000, Church Health Center Wellness was opened as a part of the Church Health Center to provide a state-of-the-art wellness facility that combines the wisdom of disease prevention and the experience of health professionals with the love and encouragement of the faith community. Church Health Center has grown to become the largest faith-based, privately funded primary care clinic in the country.

Dr. Scott Morris’ other involvements in the Memphis Community include the Urban Youth Initiative, the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society Ethics Committee, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (inner city charter school), and Healthy Shelby.

Description of Business:

A community-supported, faith-based health clinic for the working poor, caring for the physical and spiritual needs of people who work in minimum wage jobs who do not have health insurance. Funded solely through charitable donations.

Year Business Founded:

1987

Year Inducted:

1999

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘In the not-for-profit world the ability to implement creative ideas is just as important as it is in the market place. We must focus on leadership and developing a quality product if we expect to solve the pressing social problems in our community.”

For More Information: http://www.churchhealthcenter.org