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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Restaurant Row: BRIO Tuscan Grille









The only “compensation” our volunteers receive at the end of a long day is a delicious meal donated by one of our local restaurants or by other groups who understand the mission of the Clinic and want to help.

BRIO Tuscan Grille’s mission is to bring the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. On the third Thursday of every month they bring just that to the Neighborhood Health Clinic by providing a delicious hot meal for the volunteers.

After working all day in busy medical practices or at full time jobs, volunteers arrive at the Neighborhood Health Clinic ready to provide quality health care to low income, working, but uninsured Collier County adults.  The gesture of a meal is greatly appreciated by all.… Read more...

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Operation Medicine Cabinet: Saturday, April 28, 2012

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March is National Nutrition Month

People eat for physical and emotional reasons.  People eat because they are hungry, tired, bored, sad, or because that chocolate cake is just calling their name.  It is, however, important to think about good nutrition.  According to the USDA, a healthy diet and proper nutrition go a long way toward preventing illness and creating a healthy life.  Good nutrition means getting the right balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, plus all of the required vitamins and minerals.

The foods we eat provide the energy our bodies need to function and perform basic tasks such as breathing and regulating body temperature or going to work and exercising.  A healthy diet will give us the energy needed for the day.

The USDA recommends   diets that are balanced and varied.  They suggest five essential categories which include grains, … Read more...

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Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid Receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award

Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid received the Humanitarian of the Year award from Hodges Universtiy during a luncheon on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.

Hodges University recognized the Lascheids for their support of the community, for fostering hope in those afflicted by despair, for proving that the promise of tomorrow’s future never means forsaking the past, and for demonstrating the degree to which a couple can make a positive difference when times most demand it.

The Lascheids join a growing list of those honored for their philanthropic endeavors in our community.

For more information about the Humanitarian Award, please visit the Hodges University website.

Click here to read news articles about the Humanitarian of the Year luncheon.Read more...

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March is National Social Work Month

During National Social Work Month, the Neighborhood Health Clinic would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Raquel Gonzalez and Laura Tabone, who provide social services to Clinic patients.  Thank you also to Margot Escott and Ellen Harris who volunteer with the Healthy Lifestyles Program and Jodi Wheeler who sees our patients in her private practice.

The primary mission of social work is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.

Neighborhood Health Clinic patients are eligible for consultation with an experienced and licensed Clinical Social Worker or psychotherapist.  If a patient is exhibiting signs of extreme stress or depression, or has been diagnosed with a profound medical condition, they are referred to the social services program.  The social workers meet with patients for a 30-minute … Read more...

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Key Bank Honors Nancy Lascheid with $1,000 Donation to the Neighborhood Health Clinic


Nancy Lascheid spoke to over 500 people as part of a client panel at Key Bank’s Leadership Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on February 8, 2012. This is the first time a Key Bank non-profit client was asked to participate in the annual conference.

Key Bank makes every effort to work on employee engagement. “This is not just about employee satisfaction. We want employees to be motivated and inspired to go above and beyond in our assisting clients and the community”, says Mike Dillon, Naples Key Bank President.

Earlier in the year, while visiting Southwest Florida, several Key Bank executives toured the Neighborhood Health Clinic. This group of visionaries recognized that the community created at the Clinic has a synergy they are looking to achieve in their own organization. The executive team knew Mrs. Lascheid … Read more...

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The Guild for the Neighborhood Health Clinic Donates $3,000 to Improve Women’s Health

The Guild, founded this season to raise friends and funds for the Neighborhood Health Clinic, has funded its first project.  At the February Guild meeting, members unanimously voted to approve $3,000 to purchase Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (L.E.E.P.) equipment and supplies.

L.E.E.P. is typically performed when an annual Pap smear indicates the presence of abnormal cervical cells.  Guild members understand the importance of early detection and treatment.  They did not want Neighborhood Health Clinic patients to wait for a check presentation at the April luncheon to order the L.E.E.P. equipment and supplies.  Without hesitation Chris Zantop and Cris Ryker made a motion to immediately issue the $3,000.  The equipment was ordered and is currently being utilized at the Clinic.

The procedure uses a painless electrical current to quickly remove affected cervical tissue.  “It has replaced … Read more...

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Guild Save-a-Life Luncheon: April 20, 2012


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