As physicians and medical professionals, we take an oath to protect humans and take care of all, no matter who they are or what they look like.We have a sacred responsibility to heal.
This is best exemplified by the analogy of caring for a wound. We clear out the infections from a wound either by washing it profusely or by literally cutting out the infected tissue. Then, we sew the skin back or allow the wound to heal from the bottom up if the area is too unwell.In order to foster healing, at times, we even have to take medications or use special products to provide a scaffold for healing. Either way, the skin will bind itself back together when we provide a clean, healthy, stable environment for healing to occur.
In this time, as has been since the dawn of our nation and our people, racism is a festering infection that lies deep within our society. It is a wound that continually reopens as we have not truly rooted out all of the illness. Our hope is that we truly debride the wounds,take our antibiotics, and allow for a lasting and true healing of our people and our society.
As an organization, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic denounces all forms of prejudice, but more specifically we denounce racism and racial injustice. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters with black and brown skin that have been victims of injustice. Our physicians and staff are committed to ensuring that racism is not tolerated within our organization or our community.