Family Health Partnership Clinic
September 15, 2012
I have been involved with the clinic both as a volunteer for 6 years and in a working relationship from Centegra Health System this last 3 years. Helping patients find the needed care and compassion is very important. Seeing the results of the "team work" is so amazing. One patient who was in need of their diabetes medication and a doctor has found both. This patient was in the emergency room on the average of 4 to 6 times a month. He had no doctor and had not been educated on how to controll his illness. Working together he now has regular check ups and has learned how to manage his medication and hasn't been hospitalized in over 8 months. He is very grateful to have found a place he felt welcomed and found true compassion during his visits. I have recommended the clinic to many patients who have no insurance and need care. Knowing the staff will take care of them and treat them with respect I feel confident in doing so. I enjoy volunteering with both the Breast Cancer annual race and the gala dinner to help raise funds to support this great clinic. I look forward to working with FHPC for many more years and can be very proud to be apart of such a great cause.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
try to find more doctors to volunteer and more funds to help with their needs.
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes.. learing more and more about how many people can not afford insurance or health care was stunning. I have felt that being able to give back in some way makes a difference in someones life. I may not see the result right away, but have seen the bigger picture and feel proud to have helped.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Blessed... I felt this overwhelming emotions while registering people for the race, who had cancer..walking for their mother,sister, friend and even themselves. Some with no hair, single fathers who lost their wives or full groups of people supporting their co-works.
Volunteer & I worked registration for both the race and gala most recently.