2011 Persons Of The Year: Health And Hope Clinic Volunteers

December 31, 2011

NorthEscambia.com is naming Persons of the Year for 2011 over the next several days. The recipients were nominated by our readers as individuals that have a made a difference in North Escambia during the past year — people that have given of themselves to help others and the communities of North Escambia during 2011. Additional Persons of the Year will be named on Sunday and Monday.

The volunteers and supporters of the new Health and Hope Clinic in Century have collectively been named North Escambia.com Persons of the Year for 2011.

The Health and Hope Clinic opened in October in the old health department building at 501 Church Street in Century. It is the second location for the clinic, which was first established in Pensacola back in 2003 by the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association to meet the needs of uninsured and medically underserved in Escambia County. The clinic is entirely volunteer and donor supported.

“It’s a real blessing,” Tammy Lewis of Bratt said on a recent visit to the new Century Health and Hope Clinic. “I found out about it from the church. It’s great to see doctors and people that will see you anyway without insurance.”

Since 2003, the Pensacola Health and Hope Clinic has provided over $8.5 million in healthcare services and 12,000 patient-provider visits as it carries out its mission of “providing health and hope to the hurting”.

Through the primary Pensacola location, the new  Health and Hope Clinic offers primary medical care, preventative care, specialty care – including rheumatology, neurology, women’s health, chiropractic services and minor office surgery, full laboratory services, prescription assistance and pharmacy services and referrals to community social services.

The new Health and Hope Clinic in Century is open on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. For appointments, call (850) 256-6200 or (850) 479-4456. For more information on the Health and Hope Clinic and services, visit www.healthandhopeclinic.org.

Pictured top: The new Health and Hope Clinic is located in the former Escambia County Health Department building in Century. Pictured top inset: Nurse Michelle Benauer checks the blood pressure of Tammy Lewis of Bratt on a recent visit to the new Health and Hope Clinic in Century. Pictured bottom inset: An exam room at the clinic. Pictured below: Executive Director Rick Hollis discusses clinic details with volunteer Billy R. Ward of Bogia. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “2011 Persons Of The Year: Health And Hope Clinic Volunteers”

  1. ArmyCptswife on January 1st, 2012 4:30 pm

    This is such a great blessing for so many! I know everyone appreciates all of the volunteer’s that give their time to help others! Way to go!!!

  2. june Capps on December 31st, 2011 6:24 pm

    Amen to the above. Thanks for the honor, the training from wonderful people and the chance to share God ans His love while helping others.

  3. AL on December 31st, 2011 1:12 pm

    Health and Hope is a great choice for the “Person(s) of the Year!” What a kind, giving group of people!

  4. Terri Sanders on December 31st, 2011 12:20 pm

    Congrats to all of my friends and family at the clinic.I miss you all and wish I could be there to help.to anyone thinking of volunteering.DO IT!!! You will be richly rewarded and will have a whol;e new family….Love you guys!!!

  5. Willene Bryan on December 31st, 2011 11:26 am

    Just want to add that without Bonnie and Bob Cummings training us to do our jobs I would be lost at what to do. Thank you from all of us. And I do pray you can stay with us, you are like family. I am still learning big time from you.

  6. Bonnie on December 31st, 2011 10:46 am

    An honor the volunteers at the NorthEnd Health & Hope Clinic are very deserving of!
    You take great pride in supporting your communities. Keep up the awesome work, you are a blessing!

  7. Rick Hollis on December 31st, 2011 9:30 am

    On behalf of the volunteers, I want to give a huge “Thanks” for this honor. It is our privilege to serve our neighbors in need. We invite you to join us by becoming a volunteer. To find out more information visit our website at http://www.healthandhopeclinic.org or give us a call 850-479-4456.

    Rick Hollis

  8. Preston Bryan on December 31st, 2011 8:55 am

    On February 11th we will be having Open House 10am-2pm with a silent auction,
    we will be inviting Mayors of Century, Flomaton & Jay and Chamber of Commerces. We have the Board of Directors and many other People.
    And hope to see you there also
    More to come.
    Preston Bryan

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