April 9, 2013
I have been the Executive Director of the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic for five years. We are supported by over 300 volunteers and serve 2,500 patients. One patient who provided us with a Gloucester County addressed was provided triage services after he was screened and determined that his blood pressure was in "stroke range." We got him to the hospital where I learned he was having a heart attack. During his enrollment at our clinic, he receivbed by-pass surgery and had stints inserted in several arteries. One of the nurses who called me to provide us with updates on his condition said, "Kay, if you had not examined him that day, he would have died in his van in the church parking lot." It was then that I learned that his Gloucester County address was a church and he had been homeless and living in his van in the church parking lot for the past six months. Thanks to Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic, there was NO headlines that read, "Homeless man dies in church parking lot."
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