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

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

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