24 hours in Lawrence Community stories

A day at Health Care Access

This 12 hour window into the life of our Clinic is representative of every day here

May 22, 2007

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital 8:00pm - Volunteer team leaders from the Lawrence Half Marathon & 5k share notes from the event.  From right: Karin Feltman, RN - LMH ER Nurse, Jaye Cole - Director,  Kreider Rehab, Cindy Johnson - Owner, TherapyWorks.  TherapyWorks was also a major sponsor of the event.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 8:00pm - Volunteer team leaders from the Lawrence Half Marathon & 5k share notes from the event. From right: Karin Feltman, RN - LMH ER Nurse, Jaye Cole - Director, Kreider Rehab, Cindy Johnson - Owner, TherapyWorks. TherapyWorks was also a major sponsor of the event.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 7:45 pm - Lawrence Half Marathon & 5k race directors Steve & Marcia Riley listen to volunteer feedback during a race wrap up meeting.  This benefit, our most successful and largest event to date, raised $42,000 for the Clinic.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 7:45 pm - Lawrence Half Marathon & 5k race directors Steve & Marcia Riley listen to volunteer feedback during a race wrap up meeting. This benefit, our most successful and largest event to date, raised $42,000 for the Clinic.

Health Care Access Clinic - 4:15pm Shirley Anderson volunteers to help with monthly data entry and record keeping projects.

Health Care Access Clinic - 4:15pm Shirley Anderson volunteers to help with monthly data entry and record keeping projects.

Health Care Access Clinic 3:30pm - Peter Bock, MD is a new volunteer provider who will make monthly onsite visits to the Clinic to see patients.

Health Care Access Clinic 3:30pm - Peter Bock, MD is a new volunteer provider who will make monthly onsite visits to the Clinic to see patients.

Health Care Access Clinic 11am - Manuela Ertmer, LPN takes patient Vince Bulgarelli's blood pressure during his visit to the Clinic.

Health Care Access Clinic 11am - Manuela Ertmer, LPN takes patient Vince Bulgarelli's blood pressure during his visit to the Clinic.

Health Care Access Clinic 10am - Mary Jane Miller, RN (left) and Susan Anderson, ARNP, our new Women's Health provider, discuss a patient's chart.

Health Care Access Clinic 10am - Mary Jane Miller, RN (left) and Susan Anderson, ARNP, our new Women's Health provider, discuss a patient's chart.

Our mission: To help facilitate access to health services for Douglas County residents with limited financial means who are not covered by private or governmental insurance programs.

Thursday, May 10th was another busy day in the life of Health Care Access Clinic. We saw 27 patients for appointments in the clinic, dispensed prescriptions to many others through our medication program, and referred patients needing specialized treatment to our extensive network of volunteer providers here in Lawrence.

We welcomed Susan Andersen, ARNP, a new half-time provider who will help us expand our Women's Health Program, as well as Dr. Peter Bock, a new volunteer provider who will make monthly onsite clinic visits. In addition, we received help from volunteers with ongoing data entry and record-keeping projects and hosted a wrap-up volunteer meeting for our biggest fundraiser to date, the Lawrence Half Marathon & 5k, which raised $42,000 for the clinic.

This 12-hour window into the life of our clinic is representative of every day here - we collaborate with other members of the community to help provide quality, comprehensive health care services to those who are most in need, whether that is through patient contact, volunteer services or public and private donations. Health Care Access Clinic is very fortunate to have the support of the Lawrence and Douglas County communities to assist us in our mission.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 8 years, 2 months ago

Health Care Access is a great organization.

It is in every way preferrable to a bureacrat-run, taxpayer-funded health care scheme that some are proposing.

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