Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: The Breathing Association

September 8th, 2022

Member Spotlight by The Breathing Association

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services

The Breathing Association serves the people of Franklin County in several ways. Our Lung Health Clinic, the longest running free health clinic in Ohio, has served the under-insured as well as the non insured residents of our community, through detection, education, care and treatment. Our patients are seen at our Lung Health Clinic at our Mt Vernon Avenue location as well as in over 20 partner locations on our Mobile Medical Unit. In addition to providing a wide range of screenings, tests and vaccinations, our medical services provide patients with education and support for smoking and vaping prevention and cessation. In addition to medical services, we also help people in the community with home utility assistance through the HEAP and LIHWAP program. We pride ourselves on giving respectful, compassionate and supportive assistance to our patients and clients. This pride in how we care for people is the same care that was the passion of our founder over 115 years ago.
Future initiatives include expanding services to provide more holistic care to families, going out into the community to reach the youth to educate and prevent the use of tobacco and vaping among school aged children.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values

Our mission is to help people breathe easier, one person at a time, through education, detection, care and treatment. One of our main values is the way that we care for each person that we serve with dignity, respect and compassion.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

We look forward to creating relationships with the people and organizations in our community, reaching out to as many people that need our assistance, and building bridges with those that can help with that mission.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

At the Breathing Association, we are continually expanding and growing our reach to the people that we serve. We are currently focusing our future services to improve the troubling rates of children that begin vaping or smoking in middle and high school through education, prevention and treatment. Another area that we are pursuing is to increase infant vitality by helping mothers-to-be and new mothers stop smoking to improve the health of their babies, as well as themselves.

What is your company culture like?

Working together at The Breathing Association is the key to our success. We are all driven by the same goal, to help the most vulnerable population of Franklin County.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

A successful employee at The Breathing Association is one that has made a positive impact on those who have visited us, seeking assistance. If that family has been assisted, improving their quality of life, we have been successful.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

Columbus has such an amazing supply of resources and people. It is a city rich in educational opportunities, medical options and pride in its diverse residents. It is a city that truly any one, from any background, ethnicity, culture or identity can comfortably call home.

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