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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                 
      Beverage Sponsors are Bob  Janet Milici                                                              Kim McMath, Beth Novins, Kait Toebe
      and Ralf Massey.

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

      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
      Commissioner Eula Clarke

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