His Branches has been serving our community and beyond since 1978 with comprehensive faith-based health care, counseling, and community-building services, as outlined in our brochure and described throughout this website. We are also committed to developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other local institutions. These collaborative partners are part of a broader vision for our community in which we desire to go beyond individual medical needs to address broader community needs.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated local community business and not-for-profit professionals, some of whom have been serving His Branches Inc. for many years. Our Board is in an ongoing internal growth process to further diversify its skills and composition.
As the founder of this ministry, Dr. William Morehouse has maintained and promoted a progressive vision for healthy and whole communities. His faithful service has been felt throughout the City of Rochester and beyond. There are few places you can go in Rochester that do not know about Dr. Morehouse. While many doctors have come and gone during his tenure, Dr. Morehouse and his family have lived in the same neighborhood as His Branches for over 35 years. He has been recognized for numerous achievements, including being honored in 2002 with the “Leo Holmsten Human Life Award” for his pro-life work in the community and in 2005 with the “Health Care Achievement Award” by the Rochester Business Journal as well as being cited by the Monroe County Legislature twice in the past decade for his work. He has also served for years as the Faculty Advisor for the Medical Center Christian Fellowship at the University of Rochester (URMCCF) and was instrumental in starting and maintaining an active parallel to the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) in the Rochester area called the Greater Rochester Medical Community Christian Fellowship (GRMCCF).
Through these affiliations we have begun to communicate with our regional counterparts in the Buffalo, Southern Tier, and Syracuse areas in mutually supportive relationships, and believe that our collaboration has the potential to make a significant impact on the availability of faith-based health care in Western New York. It has long been a partially fulfilled dream of Dr. Morehouse’s to export his vision for care to other areas and see his work outlive his service locally. Your support is vitally needed as we cultivate that process and begin to the lay the foundations for the transfer of leadership to the next generation.