One of three American adults has high blood pressure, also called hypertension. That’s 67 million people who have to work to keep their blood pressure in check each day. Unfortunately, more than half of people with high blood pressure do not have their condition under control.
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, and it’s a good time to find out how to “make control your goal.”
The Neighborhood Health Clinic recently announced that Shannon Anderson has joined the non-medical staff. Shannon will play a significant role in the Clinic’s marketing efforts, strategic planning, real estate expansion and other developmental activities. Shannon’s background is exceptionally well-suited for providing a leadership role in the present and future community contributions by the Neighborhood Health Clinic.
Shannon was born in Alabama, moved to Naples thirty years ago and remains a fan of the “Roll Tide”. Shannon met her husband, Bruce, while attending Stetson University College of Law. Prior to law school, she was a cum laude graduate of Morningside College.
Her legal career in Collier County is most impressive. In addition to being a partner of Woodward, Pires, Anderson & Lombardo, where she specialized in litigation and family law, she held various … Read more...Read More
Co-founder of the Neighborhood Health Clinic, Nancy Laschied, has been named one of WGCU’s 2014 MAKERS, one of fourteen women recognized as making significant contributions to the community. Selected from over 200 nominees, Nancy is profiled WGCU’s 2014 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida, which includes both video and radio portraits.
The written profile may be viewed online here: http://news.wgcu.org/post/nancy-lascheidRead More
The League Club has named the Clinic as a 2014 grant recipient with a very generous gift of $19,189.18. The grant will fully fund the Clinic’s request for testing supplies for diabetes, cholesterol and complete metabolic panel testing materials. This is not the Club’s first significant contribution to fill a testing need. Last year, the Club funded the purchase of diagnostic equipment for onsite detection of diabetes which allows for immediate consultation, medication and treatment. This year’s grant will also help lower the Clinic’s costs for outside lab tests, thus doubling the value of the grant.
The Club’s Community Involvement Committee rigorously reviews all the applicants and invests significant time and effort in their decision-making process. The Clinic is very fortunate to be a beneficiary of their generosity. Our sincerest thanks goes … Read more...Read More
The Guild’s annual spring Save-A-Life Luncheon was held at Royal Poinciana Club April 3, 2014 and was a tremendous success in terms of both the number of attendees and funds raised for the Clinic. Attracting 193 guests, it was the best-attended event in the Guild’s brief three-year history. For the very first time men were invited and forty brave male souls shared the afternoon with the ladies. We hope to far exceed that number at our next luncheon scheduled for February 5, 2015. The Guild’s gift to the Neighborhood Health Clinic exceeded $16,000. This money will be included in our total annual gift, which we will proudly present at our annual Welcome Back event at Nordstrom’s October 22, 2014.
Claude V. Weir, Jr. (pictured), Clinic volunteer … Read more...Read More