Disrupting the Cycle of Emergency Room Roulette

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle, Fort Worth TX


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Disrupting the Cycle of Emergency Room Roulette

Join Program Director Kathryn Narumiya and Dr. Melanie Lagomichos to learn how Project Access Tarrant County is changing the way surgical healthcare is delivered to the never-served in Tarrant County. Find out how you can assist this vulnerable population get healthy, stay employed, and take care of their families.

Formed in 2011, Project Access Tarrant County (PATC) is a  collaborative community project providing healthcare to uninsured patients using a network of volunteer physicians, partnering hospitals, charitable clinics, and ancillary partners. Under the umbrella of the Tarrant County Academy of Medicine and utilizing members of the Tarrant County Medical Society to provide charitable care, Project Access serves low-income and uninsured residents of Tarrant County to coordinate care ranging from specialty visits to surgeries and ancillary services.

For prepaid registrations, just grab your badge and go. A separate table will be available for those who prefer to pay at the door.

For social distancing, tables will be spaced further apart with fewer guests per table. We recommend wearing a mask if you are not fully vaccinated. Thank you for your consideration of fellow members.

Cost per person is $35. Unpaid no-shows will be billed.

Kathryn Narumiya joined Project Access Tarrant County in 2011 and has been the program director since 2013. A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Kathryn is passionate about the Fort Worth charitable clinics and chairs a bimonthly committee that brings area clinics together for networking and resource-sharing. Through Kathryn's leadership, the Project Access network of volunteers and partners increases every year. Kathryn is the lead staff person for the new model, Access Surgery Partnership.

Melanie Lagomichos, DO, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Women's Health at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lagomichos is a board-certified OBGYN specializing in gynecologic and pregnancy services for women of all ages. She has a special interest in medical and surgical management of endometriosis and fibroids. Her approach focuses on minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic hysterectomies and hysteroscopy. Her practice also manages high-risk pregnancies and provides infertility counseling services. Her focus is on preventative care and ensuring a well-rounded approach to women's health. She has practiced in Texas since 2016 and is a physician volunteer with Project Access Tarrant County.

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