HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 28, 2018 – Emily Millis-Hiatt, a resident of High Point and alumna of High Point University, has established an endowment for HPU’s Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic.
The $250,000 gift created the Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic Support Endowment, which will support salary, benefits and professional development for physical therapists in the clinic.
Located at 1030 Mall Loop Road in the High Point, the state-of-the-art clinic serves members of the community of High Point who have unmet physical therapy needs. It aims to improve the health and quality of life of the underserved by providing exceptional, free physical therapy services to people who are underinsured or not insured.
Dr. Garrett Naze, an assistant clinical professor in HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy in the Congdon School of Health Sciences, serves as a full-time clinician. He treats patients with pain conditions and involves physical therapy students in gaining experience working in a clinical setting.
“The Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic at High Point University is an important asset to High Point and a valuable partnership between the university and health professionals in our city,” says Millis-Hiatt. “The clinic is doing great work helping the underserved and contributing to the overall health and wellness of our community.”
Millis-Hiatt graduated from HPU in 1973. She has been a major benefactor of the university supporting scholarships, facilities and programs.
“Emily and her family have supported many endeavors at HPU,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Their gifts are making a perpetual impact for both students of the university, including those who will be the future of health care, and members of the High Point community.”