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Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf
For Life from page 1

current medical resources of Martin

County to provide compassionate

and comprehensive care to eligible

individuals at no charge. A

prospective patient has an income of Janet Milici                              Kim McMath, Beth Novins,

$24,280 or less. Volunteers                                                    Kait Toebe                Jay Connelly                             Kathy Kramer, Kim Lamb, Patsy Devine, Liz Griffin, Christa
                                                                                                                                                  Dun, Paula Rimer
in Medicine Clinic is

located at 417 S.E. Balboa

Ave. in Stuart, Fla. The

clinic’s hours of operation

are Monday through Friday,

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For

more information, please

call (772) 463-4128 or visit

Volunteers in Medicine

Clinic online at www.                Bob Massey                                       Jim Westcott, Bruce Bertrand, Chad Gwinn, Dan Clancy Mark Hudson, Ken Cloak, Tyler Cloak, Logan Cloak

Martin County Healthy Start Celebrates from page 1                             women in Martin County                                             Rebekah Chastain, Dr. Jennifer Howell, Dillie Nerios and
                                                                               access prenatal care.Their                                         Ruby Aguirre
	 Additionally, the Prenatal Outreach Center expanded to                       diaper pantry gives out
Indiantown. The number of pregnant women entering prenatal                     nearly 10,000 diapers a                                            	 Samantha and Sarah both praised Martin County’s Healthy
care in the first trimester has increased to 73 percent from 56.9                                                                                 Start Coalition for truly operating like a coalition. It takes a
percent since the outreach center’s inception. In recent months,               month and has been an                                              dedicated community to make a coalition run, and they said this
97 percent of pregnant women and 100 percent of newborns                       invaluable service for                                             community has been an integral part in improving maternal and
were screened for risk factors that could lead to poor birth                   mothers.                                                           child health in Martin County.
outcomes like premature birth, low birth weight, and infant                    	 Outgoing Board
mortality. In Martin County, out of 1,260 babies born, more                    President Dr.Teena White
than 1,000 mothers and more than 600 babies received Healthy                   was recognized for her Dr. Brian Moriarty and Randy
Start services.                                                                years of service to the Pennington, incoming board
	 Sarah Gosney, the first director of Healthy Start, a position                organization since 2010. member
she held for 13 years, reminisced about the early years of the                 Jason Berger will succeed
organization. She explained how each coalition provides services               White as board president. Ten-year anniversary awards were
specifically for their area. As a result, she developed the Father             given to staff members: Ellie Duell, Jennifer Furtwangler, Elaine
and Child Resource Center.                                                     Gable and Lisa Kieffer.
	 Lisa Kieffer, manager of the Betty Moore Prenatal Outreach                   	 Every year the executive director and board of directors choose
Center since its beginning in 2007, thanked community partners                 a Healthy Start Hero. The Healthy Start HeroAward was given to
that have helped to make the outreach center such a success.                   Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, for his actions that kept
She spoke about the services that have helped more than 1,500                  funding in place for the organization statewide. Holly Demers,
                                                                               his legislative assistant, accepted the award on his behalf.

Stacey Hetherington, board member; Scott Berry, executive                      Shaun Kelly, Samantha Suffich, executive director of Healthy       Sarah Gosney; Carol Hodnett; Shamus Gordon, executive
director, Community Chest Hobe Sound; and Marianne                             Start and Holly Demers, legislative assistant to Senator Joe       director, Father and Child Resource Center; and City
Paulsen, board member                                                          Negron                                                             Commissioner Eula Clarke

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