A doctor of osteopathic medicine with board certification in family medicine and urgent care medicine, Dr. Lamont Tyler practices in Bloomington, Illinois, where he serves the Order of St. Francis’ St. Joseph Medical Center as a member of its staff and the medical director of its prompt care program. Heavily invested in the affairs of his community, Dr. Lamont Tyler supports several philanthropic endeavors, including Goodwill Industries.
Founded in Boston in 1902, Goodwill originally hired and trained people without means to repair and mend for resale, if not their own use, used goods and clothing. In this simple business model, the philosophy of “a hand up, not a handout,” was born. Today, Goodwill is a visible presence in thousands of communities nationwide, using the proceeds of sales to train and rehabilitate people for a successful return to the workforce. According to Goodwill’s website at www.goodwill.org, someone now earns a decent job with Goodwill’s help every 33 seconds of every business day.
In the more than 110 years since its humble beginning in Boston, Goodwill has grown into a major business. More than 80 million people in the U.S. and Canada contributed clothing or other goods to Goodwill for resale in its stores, which collectively reported nearly $5 billion in annual revenues. More than 80% of revenues are reinvested in local communities in the form of programs and services.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.