In Memoriam:   Stan Brock, Humanitarian

In Memoriam: Stan Brock, Humanitarian

In Memoriam: Stan Brock, Humanitarian By Betty Boyd                 Do you have a superhero that you will always remember? Our superhero is Stan Brock, a friend and one of the greatest humanitarians that the world has ever known. He left this world too soon at the age of…

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Founder of RAM clinics dies

Founder of RAM clinics dies

By Luanne Rife The Roanoke Times Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical that brings mobile medical clinics to isolated and underserved communities, died Wednesday in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was 82. Brock founded RAM 33 years ago with its clinics that have provided more than 740,000 people around the world with free dental, vision…

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Update: RAM founder Stan Brock dead at 82

Update: RAM founder Stan Brock dead at 82

By Stephen Igo timesnews.net WISE — Stan Brock, the adventurous son of Great Britain who made a splash as a television critter gitter and a much larger one on rural health care as founder of the Knoxville-based Remote Area Medical (RAM) Health Expedition, died Wednesday in Rockford, Tennessee. Brock forged his way into American myth…

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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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