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Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf For Life from page 1                	 VIM Clinic is a not-for-profit medical clinic and
                                                                   community resource which serves as the healthcare
Barone and Rob Walser. This                                        safety net to uninsured Martin County residents. Active
lucky golf foursome will                                           and retired medical professionals and volunteers work
wear the infamous blueberry                                        in concert with the current medical resources of Martin
blazers while at “The Tav.”                                        County to provide compassionate and comprehensive care
	 Matilda’s was the Gold                                           to eligible individuals at no charge. A prospective patient
Tee Sponsor and White                                              has an income of $24,280 or less. Volunteers in Medicine
Tee Sponsors include Team                                          Clinic is located at 417 S.E. Balboa Ave. in Stuart, Fla. The
Parks, William G. Pembroke,                                        clinic’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8
CPA, PA, Carlson Enterprise                                        a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (772)
of the Treasure Coast, and                                         463-4128 or visit Volunteers in Medicine Clinic online at
Signature Metal. Special                                           www.vimclinic.net.
Beverage Sponsors are Bob
and Ralf Massey.             Janet Milici                                                                                          Kim McMath, Beth Novins, Kait Toebe

Mark Hudson, Ken Cloak, Tyler Cloak, Logan Cloak                   Jay Connelly  Bob Massey                                        Jim Kaat  Ken Duke

Martin County Healthy Start from page 1

labor who do not have a support person at the time of delivery.    Shaun Kelly, Samantha Suffich, executive director of Healthy    Stacey Hetherington, board member; Scott Berry, executive
Eligible Healthy Start moms may be homeless, military spouses,     Start and Holly Demers, legislative assistant to Senator Joe    director, Community Chest Hobe Sound; and Marianne
estranged teenage mothers, or victims of domestic or sexual        Negron                                                          Paulsen, board member
violence.
	 Additionally, the Prenatal Outreach Center expanded to           	 Lisa Kieffer, manager of the Betty Moore Prenatal Outreach    	 Every year the executive director and board of directors
Indiantown. The number of pregnant women entering prenatal         Center since its beginning in 2007, thanked community partners  choose a Healthy Start Hero. The Healthy Start Hero Award
care in the first trimester has increased to 73 percent from 56.9  that have helped to make the outreach center such a success.    was given to Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, for his
percent since the outreach center’s inception. In recent months,   She spoke about the services that have helped more than 1,500   actions that kept funding in place for the organization statewide.
97 percent of pregnant women and 100 percent of newborns           women in Martin County access prenatal care. Their diaper       Holly Demers, his legislative assistant, accepted the award on
were screened for risk factors that could lead to poor birth       pantry gives out nearly 10,000 diapers a month and has been     his behalf.
outcomes like premature birth, low birth weight, and infant        an invaluable service for mothers.                              	 Samantha and Sarah both praised Martin County’s Healthy
mortality. In Martin County, out of 1,260 babies born, more        	 Outgoing Board President Dr. Teena White was recognized       Start Coalition for truly operating like a coalition. It takes a
than 1,000 mothers and more than 600 babies received Healthy       for her years of service to the organization since 2010. Jason  dedicated community to make a coalition run, and they said this
Start services.                                                    Berger will succeed White as board president. Ten-year          community has been an integral part in improving maternal and
	 Sarah Gosney, the first director of Healthy Start, a position    anniversary awards were given to staff members: Ellie Duell,    child health in Martin County.
she held for 13 years, reminisced about the early years of         Jennifer Furtwangler, Elaine Gable and Lisa Kieffer.
the organization. She explained how each coalition provides                                                                                                                 Photos by Beverly Jones
services specifically for their area. As a result, she developed
the Father and Child Resource Center.

Rebekah Chastain, Dr. Jennifer Howell, Dillie Nerios and
Ruby Aguirre

Sarah Gosney; Carol Hodnett; Shamus Gordon, executive
director, Father and Child Resource Center; and City
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