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$500K federal grant coming to Clintwood for health clinic

$500K federal grant coming to Clintwood for health clinic

By WCYB wcyb.com CLINTWOOD, Va. — The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a $500,000 grant to be given to the Health Wagon for the construction of a health clinic in Clintwood, U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) announced Tuesday. Plans for the clinic include spaces for medical, dental, vision care, x-ray, telehealth, pharmacy, and laboratory services. The…

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Health Wagon gets ARC money for building clinic in Clintwood

Health Wagon gets ARC money for building clinic in Clintwood

By Jenay Tate Dickenson Star Ninth District Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) Tuesday applauded a decision by the Appalachian Regional Commission to award a $500,000 grant to the Health Wagon for construction of a health clinic in Clintwood. Griffith said the ARC made the announcement Tuesday. “Today’s announcement means that more health care services will be…

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RAM serves 1,349 patients, MOM 953 at Wise County event

RAM serves 1,349 patients, MOM 953 at Wise County event

By Stephen Igo Kingsport Times News WISE — The recent Missions of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic in Wise provided more than $1.3 million worth of care to 953 patients, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation has reported. Held in conjunction with the 19th annual Remote Area Medical (RAM) Health Expedition last month, the VDAF reports…

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Heart Health 1,2,3 Toolkit

Heart Health 1,2,3 Toolkit

March 12, 2018   The Health Wagon continues to provide compassionate, quality health care to the medically underserved people in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.  The Health Wagon is the only free clinic available to patients in our six-county service area (Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan and Russell Counties).  As we strive to meet this…

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Editorial: RAM clinic founders are heroes to the regio

Editorial: RAM clinic founders are heroes to the regio

by Editorial Board timesnews.net It was the unmet medical needs of Southwest Virginia residents that brought together an Englishman who once managed the world’s largest cattle ranch in British Guiana and a nun who for 20 years had been driving around the area dispensing health care from a Volkswagen Beetle. The result of that collaboration…

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VADOC Volunteers Offer a Helping Hand at RAM Event

VADOC Volunteers Offer a Helping Hand at RAM Event

by VA Department of Corrections corrections.com RICHMOND – More than two dozen Virginia Department of Corrections employees from Wallens Ridge State Prison and Wise Correctional Unit volunteered this weekend at the 18th annual Remote Area Medical event in Wise. Organizers were expecting hundreds to attend the event that offered free medical, dental and vision care…

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RAM provides free medical care to 1,349

RAM provides free medical care to 1,349

By Leif Greiss Bristol Herald Courier More than 1,300 people received free medical care over the weekend at the annual Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Virginia. Robert Lambert, a media relations specialist for RAM, said Monday that 1,349 people from Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky were treated at the event, which ran from Friday through…

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Virginia Governor visits RAM Clinic, sees medical need in region

Virginia Governor visits RAM Clinic, sees medical need in region

by Ellie Romano wcyb.com WISE COUNTY, Va. — Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic is in Wise County, Virginia this weekend attending to more than 1,000 patients. Medical, eye, and dental exams are all available for free through RAM, plus general health and women’s health exams. Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Senator Mark Warner toured the site…

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Remote Area Medical, Missions of Mercy provide care at college, fairgrounds

Remote Area Medical, Missions of Mercy provide care at college, fairgrounds

Terran S. Young thecoalfieldprogress.com WISE — The annual Remote Area Medical health outreach brought dental and other medical services to the Wise County fairgrounds last weekend, but another dental clinic was taking place in the area simultaneously. Along with RAM, the Missions of Mercy dental outreach program was in Wise. In previous years, MoM, a…

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Remote Area Medical provides free care to patients in Appalachia

Remote Area Medical provides free care to patients in Appalachia

by Taylor Upchurch wymt.com WISE COUNTY, Va. (WYMT) – Remote Area Medical (RAM) is holding its 19th annual three-day clinic at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Organizers say this event allows them to bring health and smiles back to Appalachia. For some rural families health insurance is not a problem but for others, it is something volunteers…

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