- Dec. 8, 2019
-- Legacy of Hope DFW announces that it is raising funds via GoFundMe to raise $1,000,000 to assist with the funding of renovating the existing facility that offers state of the art services: Urgent Care, Podiatry, Dentistry, Psychiatry, Pharmacy, Medical Assistant School, Dental Assistant School. Legacy of Hope Health and Wellness Center (formerly the Forest Avenue Hospital) was established by a handful of black doctors in the early 1960s, at a time when racial segregation was still commonplace across the United States. Our vision is to continue the legacy of Dr. Edward J. Mason and Dr. Emmitt J. Conrad and a handful of other black doctors who built a facility (Forest Ave. Hospital) that once housed one of Dallas' few black-owned and operated hospitals.
Dr. Edythe Michelle Morgan is on a mission to reopen the two-story structure at 2516 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in South Dallas as a community wellness center that offers a range of specialty medical services. "It's not just about business. This is home to me," Morgan said. The redevelopment of the 18,000-square-
foot former hospital is personal for her, an African- American woman who's frustrated that the South Dallas community where she grew up has become a "medical desert ", a term Morgan uses to describe the severe shortage of physicians practicing in the neighborhood, which is also burdened with the county's highest rates of chronic disease.
For more information about Legacy of Hope Health and Wellness Center and Dr. Edythe Morgan visit www.LegacyofHopeDFW.com
or the GoFundMe Link visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/legacy-of-hope-medical-center