Conn. January 31, 2013) – Tiffany Sanders, M.D., of Ridgefield, has joined the
medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as Medical Director
for the Malta House of Care, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides free,
basic primary healthcare to the uninsured through a mobile clinic service in
The Malta House of Care was founded in
2004 to address disparities in
the access and delivery of primary healthcare in the Greater Hartford region. A
group of concerned community leaders established, and continue to operate the
Malta House of Care free Mobile Medical clinic. The Malta House of Care, Inc.
(MHC) and the Malta House of Care Foundation, Inc. (MHCF) are 501c(3)
non-profit organizations with MHC providing medical services and the MHCF
providing funding to support clinic services.
The Mobile Medical Clinic opened its doors in 2006 and has
provided over 22,000 free patient visits through a volunteer staff of over 80
physicians, nurses and non-medical volunteers. It is funded through donations and in-kind
gifts and services from individuals, businesses and healthcare organizations
including, Saint Francis Care.
Dr. Sanders was previously the clinical
director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Danbury, where she was responsible
for the oversight and delivery of healthcare services to 1,400 female patients
with a variety of complex medical and mental health issues.
Dr. Sanders received her medical degree from Drexel University School of
Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. She completed her residency in internal medicine at
MCP-Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA., and her clinical fellowship in
geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Sanders is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She
is a 2011 graduate of the Connecticut Health Foundation Healthcare Leadership
About Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated
healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is
a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners. Its services are supported by a network of
five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited
throughout the region. For more
information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.