October 2021 Newsletter

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Dental Visits to Your Clinic Continue to Climb....

Sept. 2021 compared to Sept. 2020-----

--Dental Extractions: +311%

--Dental Cleanings: +2000%

--Dental Consultations: +63%

--Dental Restoratives: +466%

--Total # Visits: +231%

Health and Hope Clinic Visits with New Patients SKYROCKET In September 2021 compared to the same month in 2020

As the Pandemic has taken hold of our community over the last 18 months-- your clinic remained active in the fight against COVID-19 and stayed OPEN for our patients who desperately needed other dental and health care. Health and Hope Clinic held fast for our community-----and the stats tell the story:

Sept. 2021 compared to Sept. 2020--

--New Patients Enrolled: +77%

--Total Unique Patient Visits: + 87%

--Total Clinic Visits: +124%

--Patients Re-Certified: +333%

Health and Hope Clinic Takes Care to the Community!

We LOVE getting out in the community immunizing & vaccinating! Thank You Baptist Health Care and Faith Baptist Network for your partnership! Parent University is promoting parent involvement and education at our local schools, and on the weekend of October 16th it was hosted at Global Learning Academy in Downtown Pensacola--and your Health and Hope Clinic was there! Thank you Savannah Snider, Keara Quijano, Jeffrey & Chris (our FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences student) for representing us so professionally!

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Volunteer Spotlight for October:

Dr. Richard Slevinski

Q: How did you start volunteering at the Health and Hope Clinic?


A:  I met one of the other retired docs I know in a parking lot and he asked me what I missed most about my retirement. It was joy of medical problem solving. He suggested I call Health and Hope so I did...


Q: What department do you work in at the clinic, and what makes your work meaningful to you?


A: This may be too long of an answer.... I work in the medical department as a volunteer physician. I enjoy the contact with other staff and interaction with patients. My work is meaningful because I grew up poor, had to leave home and  drop out of High School to work . I was lucky to go to a school called Nova...it was experimental and a Ford foundation project in Dania Florida. I did all of my high school work in a year....when I had to quit, they kept me on the books while I actually worked full time...I was in the path to be a professional waiter and lived in a hut behind a French restaurant....my teachers, the waiters and the owners of the restaurant got together and gave me $600 and told me I was cut out to be something else. Nova got me into Florida State with a phone call so I went. I eventually was in the FSU circus, had to drop out to work again, graduated from University of Mass in Boston, then went to University of Florida for Medical School, and became the EMS Medical Director for the State of Florida, and many other adventurers in my career... but all along the way people gambled on me and so I have tried not to let them down. I owe back for all the luck and support of people during my life. Working at the clinic is one way I try to give opportunity to people who are just like me.  


Q: What skills have you learned from working at the clinic?


I have learned how complex it is for people with limited resources to get health care. I have also reviewed some aspects of practice like blood pressure control and a lot of new and different medications used by the patients.


Q: What is one of your favorite memories and/or experiences during the time you have been at the clinic?


A: My favorite memory to date is the act of watching the other staff with their dedication and real sense of responsibility to the patients. I really enjoy talking to all of the other people serving the clinic and observing the future leaders of health care while in their early careers. It is fun to me to describe the way we practiced in the past.... we were barbarians and Shamans.... the changes for the next 40 years will be as exciting and challenging for them.


Q: What do you enjoy the most about being a part of the team at the clinic?


A: The team makes the patient care and problem solving so much easier than I had anticipated. The paperwork and referral system are very cumbersome but everyone helps this happen.


Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?


A: In my free time I read and try to keep learning. I was going to be a Nuclear Physicist before I decided to be a Doctor and have spent time going back to study math and Quantum Mechanics. I dabble in photography; I build things and mostly do what my wife has on her list....


Join Team "Health and Hope Clinic"

This Saturday morning as we participate in the annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk downtown.

WHEN: 8:00 AM Saturday October 23rd

WHERE: Downtown at Seville Square

(311 E. Government Street)


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Thank you Donors!

How our donors can give in 2021:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Automatic monthly contributions
  • Individuals and Businesses
  • Churches
  • Christmas at the Clinic
  • Text the word "HOPE" to 850-378-3917
  • Stocks

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CLICK HERETo Donate To the Clinic!

Save the Date!

Our Christmas at the Clinic Gala is just over a month away, and you can purchase tickets online with ease....

Get Your Tickets at Eventbrite, HERE

or by visiting our Facebook site, HERE


Tuesday, Nov. 30th,

6:00–8:30 p.m.

Pensacola Country Club

-Silent Auction

-Live Auction

-Heavy Hors D'oeuvres

Click Here for Sponsorship Package for Christmas at the Clinic 2021

Christmas at the Clinic 2021: Just Over a Month Away!

We will have our once yearly fundraiser, the Christmas at the Clinic Gala, on Tuesday, November 30th--please save the date and join us. If you are able--please consider chipping in to help. Learn more about the event and how you can plug in to assist and support our efforts, by clicking the link on the left.

Health and Hope Clinic | 1718 E. Olive Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514




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