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The Impossible Dream Achieved

By Betty Boyd Do you want to give back to your community, but did not know how to do it? Being a volunteer is one of the greatest ways to give back. The Health Wagon is always in need of volunteers and today we want to highlight one of the best. Keith Thomerson was watching…

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Adult Medicaid Expansion

By Betty Boyd There has been a great disproportion in an adult getting health insurance. In May 2018 the Virginia legislature voted to expand the adult Medicaid program. Prior to this being enacted the income eligibility for an individual was $6,900.00 or below. This left a gap of 700,000 people without coverage. Today 400,000 can…

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An Interview with Cara Robinson – Nurse Practitioner

An Interview with Cara Robinson – Nurse Practitioner                                    “I am All In” By Betty Boyd Cara Robinson’s inspiration is her mother, who started out as an intensive care nurse. Her mother would bring her to the hospital with her, Cara got to know the staff and had first hand exposure to the world of…

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Healthwagon Christmas Party

Original Article The Health Wagon, the region’s only safety net clinic/free clinic, recently celebrated its inaugural Patient Christmas Party on Nov. 13 at the Smiddy Clinic in Wise, Virginia. A total of 357 individuals were impacted by this event. The United Breast Cancer Foundation donated all of the hygiene items, clothing and adult coats for…

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AE RFP for new Clintwood Location

Please see the following PDF for the details of the RFP for the new Clintwood location. This is an RFP for Architectural and Engineering services. All designs will be received no later than 2:00 p.m., November 29, 2018. RFP 01-2018_Health Wagon Clinic Any questions can be direct to: Health WagonAttn: Rachel Helton5626 Patriot DriveWise, VA 24293 Addendum…

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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 82. Stan was a pioneer, and an advocate…

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Update: RAM founder Stan Brock dead at 82

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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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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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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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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