Holland Free Health Clinic
February 2016
 
Support HFHC and learn more about what we do at these upcoming events!

February 18th

February 22nd
Increasing Access: Lakeshore Dental Access Coalition

Our next meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th at 6:15 pm at HFHC (99 W. 26th St, Holland MI 49423).

To RSVP to this meeting or to learn more, please contact the Coalition Leader, Tara Kimball, RDH at tkimball@hfhclinic,org or (616) 392-3610 ex. 8. 

HFHC Wish List
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Good quality used (or new) hearing aids
  • Dry skin lotion
  • Dental floss and picks
  • Antiseptic mouthwash
  • Callus remover stones
  • Diabetes and circulatory socks (Meijer Brand)
Questions? Call (616) 392-3610. 
Donations can be dropped off or sent to 99 West 26th St Holland, MI 49423
Volunteer Needs
  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Marketing
  • Grant Writing
  • Administrative Support 
  • Many other areas!
If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering at HFHC, email mail@hfhclinic.org or call us at (616) 392-3610.
Hope Serves!

On Saturday, January 23, Hope College students volunteered their time and energy into caring for the Holland/Zeeland area! HFHC was blessed with having a group of these students help "tidy up" the facilities, making it an even more welcoming environment for countless individuals like yourselves. Thanks, Hope!

 
Donate  a Smile

Stay tuned for an exciting end-of-campaign update, coming soon! The money raised will provide the clinic with the funds and needs to continue to serve the patients in our local community with compassion and provide hope for the future.

Learn more  here

HFHC Receives $20,000 from Community Foundation of the  Holland/Zeeland Area 



We would like to thank the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area for supporting us in improving clinic efficiency and electronic capabilities by expanding technology infrastructure, by means of a generous grant. We feel blessed to receive $20,000 specifically for the one-time expenses of implementing the Electronic Health System. "We hope that this grant will help to facilitate a successful project that will benefit the community for years to come," wrote Juanita Bocanegra, Chair of the Distribution Committee. We are grateful for this partnership in creating lasting positive change for the Holland/Zeeland community! 

Learn more about the Community Foundation here.
Board Member Announcements

We are pleased to welcome Ford Reinink and Becky Ploeg to our HFHC Board of Directors!

Ford Reinink: 
Ford graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a cognate in Exercise Science from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. He then went on to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.
 
Ford completed 2.5 years of coursework for an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program through the Manual Therapy Institute in February of 2015.   Ford's professional experience includes being a staff PT then Manager for a busy outpatient orthopedic practice in Kalamazoo, MI. He then managed Advent Physical Therapy for two years in Downtown Grand Rapids before opening Holland Physical Therapy in May of 2015.  While working in Grand Rapids he worked extensively with the underserved population which increased his interest in getting involved with the HFHC.  One on his favorite quotes as related to healthcare is "patient's don't care what you know until they know that you care."


Becky Ploeg: Becky is an accomplished Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience as a strategic business partner.   She is currently employed by Comfort Research, where she leads the HR functions and is focused on organizational culture.  Passionate about people, she continues to serve as an advisor and leadership coach to many colleagues she has mentored throughout her career. Becky received a Bachelors' Degree in Management from Cornerstone University and has achieved designation as a senior certified professional in human resources. 

Becky has volunteered for a variety of organizations over the years, and is looking forward to the opportunity to share her expertise with Holland Free Health Clinic.  As a lifelong resident of the Holland area, she is excited about giving back to her community. 

Dental Grant Announcements

  Delta Dental Foundation: We are excited to announce that HFHC was among those selected to receive a 2015 DDF Brighter Futures Community Grant of $5,000! "We are proud to recognize the work being done by HFHC by selecting it as one of out grant recipients," said Teri Battaglieri, Delta Dental Foundation director. "By increasing access to dental care, we can help improve the oral and overall health and well-being of children and adults by preventing serious health issues down the road."  Learn more  here.

West Michigan Dental Foundation: Thanks to this $2,100 Grant for Providing Comprehensive Dental Care to Underserved Adults, HFHC will be able to increase program capacity and services offered, improve clinical technology, and continue to provide quality care and help to improve the long term health of our patients. Learn more  here
Give today!
Your donation will help provide healthcare to those in need.   HFHC is a privately funded organization relying on nearly 75% of our income from local businesses, churches and individuals. Your donation is a good investment in the health of our community.