May Celebrates National Nurses Week
National Nurses Week is May 6th through 12th, which occurs during the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. In 1963 the leadership in United States officially established this special week for a Special Profession. Nursing is a fellowship of hope and healing for those who are ill and hurting.
In America there are 2.7 million RN’s, 752,300 LPN’s and 1.5 million Nurses’ Aides. The Neighborhood Health Clinic has over 100 volunteer nurses, many whom have served for over 14 years and with a deep commitment to caring for those in need.
We thank our brothers and sisters who have come to share their skills, talent and compassion in the delivery of care for low-income workers in Collier County.
We encourage all who read this to express your appreciation and respect for the nurses in your… Read more…
April is National Volunteer Month
Across the United States, during the month of April, Americans will be honored for giving their time to help others by volunteering. April also encompasses National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, which began in 1974, when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Every President since then has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 64 million people volunteer annually.
At the Neighborhood Health Clinic we have more than 700 volunteers. Let’s take this time to celebrate National Volunteer Month and to recognize our outstanding volunteers whose dedication over the past 14 years has provided over $14,237,135 in value of donated services.
Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers, we will honor their request to do something different… Read more…
èBella Magazine Features Nancy Lascheid and Susan Jones
èBella Magazine recognizes women throughout the year for their contribution to the community and workforce. Our very own Nancy Lascheid and Susan Jones have been the most recent recipients of the magazine’s highest honors.
In January, Nancy was honored with the 2013 Bella Spirit Award. Readers were asked to nominate a dynamic woman they felt best exemplified èBella’s charter to inspire and empower, connect the community and make a real difference. It was with no surprise that Nancy Lascheid was chosen.
In April, èBella partners with the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Women’s Philanthropic Network to acknowledge and pay tribute to the women they have chosen as the year’s Women of Initiative. Only 10 women are chosen who are being honored for enriching local lives and inspiring others to make a difference. Of these women… Read more…
National Doctors’ Day
Some of our doctors work in “big hospitals”, while others work in “little clinics”. Some spend their lives in research laboratories, while others work tirelessly to keep their patients well. Whether our doctors work in communities blessed with high standards of living or areas stricken with disease and poverty, the sacrifices they have made to become a doctor and the sacrifices they continue to make as practicing physicians are too often overlooked.
To honor our physicians, Congress has designated March 30th as “National Doctors Day”.
At the Neighborhood Health Clinic, we take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our more than two-hundred-fifty volunteer physicians. These extraordinary men and women include such well-known physicians as Dr. Alan Weiss, who is the CEO of a “big hospital” and our own Dr. William Lascheid,… Read more…
Neighbors Turn Out for the 10th Annual Block Party!
Story by Count Darling, Clinic Volunteer
Over 350 Neapolitans attended the 10th Annual Neighborhood Health Clinic fund raising party Saturday evening at the Naples Beach Club. One guest when asked what impressed him most answered, “The Excitement … from the moment we arrived! We were greeted by many old friends and introduced to many new ones as well.”
Excitement is a very fitting way to describe this gala affair featuring the music of the popular duo Cahlua and Cream and NBC-2 News Anchor Kellie Burns as the emcee. Dr. George Ferguson, Board Chair-Elect, was the Clinic host, welcoming guests and thanking them for their faithful support.
Ferguson recalled the first night of the Clinic on April 12, 1999, when eight patients were treated. As for the future, there are healthcare reforms at every level… Read more…
Nancy Lascheid- 2013 Bella Spirit Award Recipient
According to Sharon Hood, è Bella founder and publisher, “With so many fabulous women in the area, it was hard to choose just one for è Bella’s inaugural Bella Spirit Award. So we asked readers to nominate dynamic women they felt best exemplified è Bella’s charter to inspire and empower, connect the community and make a real difference. We asked for nominees who illustrate the positivism and power of women as a dynamic force.
There is no doubt that Nancy Lascheid does all that and more. At a time in life when Lascheid and her husband, Dr. Bill Lascheid, had earned the right to relax, they instead devised a plan that would ultimately become the Neighborhood Health Clinic. In 1999, the Clinic began serving a local population desperately in need of health care.
Turning this… Read more…
Announcing Arthrex, Inc as the Platinum Sponsor for the 10th Annual Block Party
The Neighborhood Health Clinic is honored to announce Arthrex, Inc as the Platinum sponsor for the 10th Annual Block Party to be held on February 16, 2013 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. This will be the fourth consecutive year Arthrex, Inc has supported the Block Party.
Arthrex, headquartered in Naples, is a global leader in new product development and medical education in orthopaedics. With a corporate mission of helping surgeons treat their patients better, Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and developed more than 6,000 innovative products and surgical procedures to advance minimally invasive orthopaedics worldwide.
Arthrex is dedicated to making people’s lives better around the world, and it starts right here in the Southwest Florida community. The company gives to more than 100 philanthropic organizations every year, and donates much… Read more…
$10,000,000 Anonymously Donated to Neighborhood Health Clinic’s Endowment Fund
The New Year’s celebration came early for the Founders, Board, Staff and supporters of the Neighborhood Health Clinic. A Naples couple who have been long time supporters of the Clinic made an anonymous $10,000,000 gift to the Clinic’s William P. Lascheid M.D., Endowment Fund. The surprise announcement was made at the couple’s Naples residence Saturday evening, December 29, 2012. The guests responded with applause, cheers, lots of hugs and tears throughout the festive evening.
This extraordinary gift will assure the perpetuity and ongoing financial health of the Neighborhood Health Clinic. Even though up to 5% may be withdrawn annually from this Fund, the Clinic will continue to meet its operating expenses from private, corporate, foundation and United Way support plus their signature fund raising event, the annual Block Party. The Clinic is very proud of… Read more…
The Neighborhood Health Clinic Board of Directors unanimously voted to implement a campus-wide smoke-free policy, effective January 1, 2013. Prominent signage announcing this policy has been placed around the building and grounds.
As healthcare providers, we want to insure a healthy and clean environment for our entire patient and volunteer community. There is incontrovertible evidence that smoking is a health hazard – secondhand smoke affects everyone.
In addition, the Neighborhood Health Clinic offers a very aggressive smoking cessation program. Patients who smoke are required to attend a “Quit Smoking Now” class. This is a program developed jointly with the Everglades Area Health Education Center. The Center provides materials, a teacher and an interpreter for translation needs.
The use of tobacco is an extremely addictive habit. The focus of the Quit Smoking Now class is… Read more…
To you who believe in the mission and support the Neighborhood Health Clinic
A common misconception is how the United States will look after the full implementation of Health Care Reform and will there no longer be a need for the Neighborhood Health Clinic. The answer straight and simple is – yes, there will still be a need for the Neighborhood Health Clinic and its mission of being a life-saving medical home for the working poor of our community.
Many will be surprised to learn that even after full implementation, there may be as many as 29 million people who are still without access to health insurance. There does not seem to be a balance in the Bill that reflects what’s affordable for patients. National clinics like ours will continue to be needed to provide charity and/or affordable care as part of the safety net, in particular the… Read more…