Ferncare Free Clinic Update

Ferncare Free Clinic Update

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By Ann Heler, President, Board of Directors

NEW ADDRESS & HOT NEW SIGN! We are in the Ferndale Plaza strip mall at the corner of Hil-ton and E. Nine Mile. 751 Suite 2 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220. Drive by and see the exterior sign – pretty fancy. The landlord has re-shingled and re-painted so we are looking all up-to-date.

OPEN HOUSE: I am so happy so many people stopped by. Everyone seems to like our new clinic space. At the Open House, we unveiled a plaque honoring Linda Baker for everything she has done and continues to do at the clinic. Her family got together and donated money for the re-build in honor of her. Really deserved. You know we took tons of photos!

2017 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER A HUGE SUCCESS! What a night! Perfect weather, great food and wonderful guests. Hodges Subaru even brought along an Outback and a Legacy for everyone to drool over! This year we honored and recognized Natalie Melnick as the clinic non-med-ical volunteer, Christine Rainey, PharmD for her work as Pharmacy Manager, Board member and the volunteer who gave us the most hours (177) in 2016 and Bob Parrish for his work with the Board of Directors to help create a three-to-five-year sustainability plan.

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE AWARDS GIVEN TO SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS A dozen roses and cold champagne for each!

Amy Davisson, PA-C, Clinic Manager received one of the 50 “PAs That Make A Difference” recognition from her professional organization. She was chosen out of 115,000 PAs across the country!
Dr. Chris Popp, Medical Director was chosen as one of three “Health Care Heroes/2016 by MichUHCAN. This is an organization working for universal health care that is comprehensive, affordable and compassionate for everyone. He will receive his award on June 16 at the WSU Law School Auditorium.
Diane Dengate, RN and FernCare Co-Head Nurse received two awards: Oakland University Nightengale Award for Nurse of the Year and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing National Award of Excellence in Nursing.

Susan Eggly, Appointment Desk volunteer as just been appointed Full Professor in the College of Medicine, Wayne State University, in Behavioral Science. Only 20% of ALL full professor-ships in the US are held by women.

Sara Abrin, Counseling Manager has just been accepted to the Wayne State University School of Social Work.