Daily's golf tourney funds new St. Vincent's mobile clinic
By: Beth Cravey, The Florida Times-Union
St. Vincent's HealthCare has expanded its Mobile Health Outreach Ministry with new "doctor's office on wheels" that will serve medically underserved families in five Northeast Florida counties.
The Daily's Mobile Health Clinic, sponsored by Daily's convenience stores, will provide free services such as school immunizations and school or sports physicals, health screenings, diagnostic testing and disease management for adults, according to a news release.
The Daily's clinic, which was dedicated Wednesday, will be staffed by bi-lingual physicians and nurses. It joins four existing St. Vincents' mobile clinics.
Proceeds from Daily's golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass raised funds to purchase the new clinic and support some program costs, according to the release.
Last year, St. Vincent's mobile outreach provided more than 31,000 free adult and pediatric services to nearly 15,000 patients. Among those patients, 26 percent were from rural areas, 18 percent were inner-city working poor and 56 percent were children living in low-income neighborhoods.
"St. Vincent's is so grateful to Daily's. Their commitment, enthusiasm and generosity have made it possible for us to add a new Mobile Health Clinic to our existing fleet which will help us care for those in our community who might otherwise go without," said Moody Chisholm, CEO/President of St. Vincent's HealthCare. "This gift allows us to carry out our mission to serve the community and deliver critically important health services."
The multi-year sponsorship of Daily's tournament, which is called The Tradition, also has increased awareness of the thousands of uninsured and underserved children and families who benefit from the program.
"This gift allows us to continue our commitment of making this community a better place for children and families," said Aubrey Edge, President/CEO of First Coast Energy LLC, parent company of Daily's convenience stores. "We couldn't be more proud to partner with St. Vincent's in order to make a difference for families who now have increased access to quality medical care."
The Tradition for 2013 will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9.
For more information about the mobile clincs, go to bit.ly/11ncQtc.
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