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HANDS Clinic in St. Lucie Council makes push to distribute toothbrushes to kids

By: Lisa Bolivar
Source: Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Date: July 24, 2012

Project Toothbrush hopes to bring in 80,000 toothbrushes

By: Rick Sterl
Source: HANDS of St Lucie County
Date: March 30, 2012
HANDS Pediatric Dental Clinic with the support of PNC Bank, Marriott Residence Inn and Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites are creating a bright future for St. Lucie County children through Project Toothbrush. Project Toothbrush is an annual campaign to solicit the donations of pediatric dental supplies for the children of St. Lucie County. Starting April 1, you will be able to drop off new pediatric dental supplies or make a donation for purchase of supplies at any PNC Bank office, Marriott Residence Inn or Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in St. Lucie County. A donation of $1 pays for three toothbrushes. HANDS Pediatric Dental staff said that 80,000 toothbrushes would allow for all students who receive screenings to get dental care and education.For more information, visit www.handsofslc.org.

Dental clinic spells relief for St. Lucie's poor and uninsured

By: Cynthia Washam
Source: Hometown News
Date: March 25, 2012
The long-awaited dental clinic is the newest service at HANDS of St. Lucie County, an acronym for Health Access Network Delivery Systems. Since October 2010, HANDS has been providing free primary care to uninsured adults.

Wildlife wipes out power at Hands Clinic

By: Jana Eschbach
Source: CBS 12
Date: January 25, 2012
Florida Power and Light found the culprit. A squirrel. FPL turned the power back on, but they say it's more common than you think. Each year FPL says they see squirrels, iguanas and birds that interfere with equipment.
Categories: In the News

Candy-free equals healthy and carefree. But so much more. Higher scores, and teachers are even saying they've seen lower absenteeism.
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Strawn Appointed HANDS Adult Clinic Dental Director in St. Lucie

Source: Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Date: November 3, 2011
St. Lucie County Health Access Network announced that Dr. James Strawn has been appointed HANDS clinic dental director of the Adult Dental Clinic.
In the voluntary, unpaid position, Strawn has accepted as a part of his ongoing work with the HANDS to include dentistry in the mix of free health care services offered to local low-income families.
Strawn previously served as the dental director in St. Lucie Counties Health Department's dental clinic.
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Strawn Appointed HANDS Adult Clinic Dental Director in St. Lucie

November 2011 Newsletter

Date: November 1, 2011
Launching Newly Designed website in December 2011! New site will make it easier for patients to sign up for educational classes, and allow donors to make gifts according to patient needs, such as a Mammogram Gift of $50. Give Today!
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November 2011 Newsletter

HANDS Clinic in Fort Pierce Marks First Year of Operations

By: Nadia Vanderhoof
Source: Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Date: October 25, 2011
he St. Lucie County Health Access Network Delivery System has provided medical care to 958 local residents since clinical operations began in October 2010.
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HANDS Clinic in Fort Pierce Marks First Year of Operations

HANDS Clinic: Fifth Volunteers in Medicine Affiliate in the State

By: Shelley Owens
Source: Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Date: October 3, 2011
Opened in October 2010, the Health Access Network Delivery System is a free medical clinic that serves low-income residents of St. Lucie County.
More than 40,000 people meet eligibility criteria — county residents age 18 to 64 with no health insurance, Medicaid or veterans health benefits, with incomes of less than 200 percent of the poverty level, about $50,000 for a family of five.
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HANDS Clinic: Fifth Volunteers in Medicine Affiliate in the State

HANDS would like to congratulate all who were nominated as Treasure Coast finalists for 2011 Health Care Heroes Awards through Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. An independent panel of judges selected 16 finalists for the 2011 Health Care Heroes Awards, and nominated HANDS as well for Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year for 2011.
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HANDS of St. Lucie County Recognized for Physician Excellence and Outstanding Non-Profit