Free clinic nears 2nd anniversaryThe board of directors for the Free Clinic of Pierce & St. Croix Counties met last week and elected new officers and added members. Located in space at the River Falls Medical Clinic, the free clinic was launched nearly two years ago and is open each Tuesday evening.
By: Vera Roy-Stoeberl, River Falls Journal
The board of directors for the Free Clinic of Pierce & St. Croix Counties met last week and elected new officers and added members. Located in space at the River Falls Medical Clinic, the free clinic was launched nearly two years ago and is open each Tuesday evening.
Through the end of 2008, it had served more than 1,000 patients, almost all of those either jobless or only part-time or seasonally employed. The biggest age group served is 45-64. Each clinic night, an average of 25 volunteers manage the 3.5-hour shift. Those volunteers, including doctors, come from the two-county area. To learn more and to consider making a donation for the continued operation of the free clinic, go to www.freeclinicpiercestcroix.org. Many donated honorariums and memorials are on behalf of a loved one.
Shown above: Seated, Tom Halada, River Falls, retired, elected treasurer; and Mary Conroy Johnson, River Falls Hospital, elected as board chair. First row, Julie Freeborn, River Falls, Bremer Bank in New Richmond; Glenna Tack, New Richmond, Westfields Hospital; Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal; Julie Ducklow, Spring Valley, River Falls Medical Clinic; Leah Gavin, River Falls, Freeman Drug; Heather Logelin, North Hudson, Kinnickinnic Health Foundation, elected secretary; Jill Slaikeu, Ellsworth, elected vice chair; Dr. Bob Johnson, River Falls Medical Clinic; Pat Sherley, Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. David Wilhelm, River Falls, Spring Valley Medical Clinic. Back: Sarah Rose, Hudson, Hudson Hospital; Kathy Dunlap, Hudson, St. Croix County Health and Human Services Department; Sue Nelson, River Falls, River Falls Area Hospital; Mary Steele, River Falls, free clinic operations manager; and Linda Robertson, Hudson, free clinic clinical services manager.
Not shown: Joe Boles, the Rev. Gerald Harris and Marty Henkemeyer, and new members voted to the board: Mary Lueken Anderson, Westfields Hospital, and Kate Cloutier, New Richmond Clinic.