MyClinic News – May 2021

MyClinic News – May 2021

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MyClinic News Update – MyClinic is Growing To Serve Our Community + Other News
Dear Friends and Supporters,

We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families well and on the road to a “new normal” filled with hope and opportunity.

For MyClinic and the people we serve, new programs have been established to provide a broader range of services that will assist a greater segment of our population in need, enhancing their ability to lead healthier, more productive lives. With that in mind, we are proud to share MyClinic’s updated Mission Statement:
“MyClinic’s team, including volunteers and collaborative partners, is committed to empowering individuals and families who have limited resources to improve their health and quality of life by providing information, access to clinical care and community services.”
MyClinic is grateful to our staff, volunteers and supporters for your continued dedication and belief that by helping one person and family at a time, we will have a positive impact on our community as a whole as well as future generations.

Wishing you the best of health,

MyClinic Board of Directors
Dr. Ron Surowitz, Chairman
Douglas Brown, Vice Chairman
Debra Erickson, Treasurer
Barry Byrd, Secretary
Dr. Catherine Drourr, Medical Director
Brian Cich
Suzanne Cordero
Donaldson Hearing
Dr. Jaime Lambrecht
Steven Seeley

Amy Pepper, MBA, Executive Director


MyClinic is GROWING to serve our community

In the Fall of 2020, MyClinic was approved as a Sub-Recipient of the Town of Jupiter for funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant- COVID emergency response program (CDBG-CV).

This grant award of $153,000 is being used to fund a portion of the cost related to expanding our current building to accommodate infection control guidelines and program growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals and families in so many ways. Loss of employment, health insurance, housing and food insecurity are just a few of the issues being faced by many for the first time in their lives.

In addition, far-reaching mental health implications are profoundly affecting children as well as adults. With these factors in mind, this expansion project will provide additional space to provide services to a greater number of people in need in a safe and healthy environment.
Expansion Plan APPROVED by Jupiter Town Council on May 4, 2021
Plan of MyClinic's planned expansion
The new space will also incorporate an “affiliate office” that will enable outside social service agencies to rotate through MyClinic, bringing services such as: Legal Aid, Food Assistance and Insurance Benefits Eligibility directly to the people who need it most.

Many thanks to the following professional firms that are servicing this project Pro Bono:

COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

MyClinic staff and volunteers have been hard at work connecting people in need with information and vaccinations. As the eligibility guidelines expanded, so too did our efforts to help people schedule appointments and gather documentation.
Dr Drourr vaccinating patient

In addition to assisting several hundred people schedule their vaccines, MyClinic volunteer doctor and Medical Director Dr. Catherine Drourr, spearheaded an effort to personally vaccinate MyClinic clients. When Jupiter based private practice physician Dr. Drourr received additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines at her office, her staff was excited to reach out to their patients to schedule appointments.

Fortunately, many had already been vaccinated through other access points. That is when Dr. Drourr realized that she could utilize her services and supplies to truly impact the greater community by offering vaccines to people in need, right in her home town.

As an active Board Member and volunteer Medical Director at MyClinic, Dr. Drourr has first-hand knowledge of the unique challenges and obstacles faced by community members who have limited financial resources, language and technology barriers and lack transportation.

Within just a few short days, Dr. Drourr worked closely with MyClinic to contact clients, schedule appointments, and coordinate supplies including vaccines generously donated by other private practitioners in the area.
Staff of MyClinic and Dr Drourr on Vaccination Day

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Doctor Drourr worked tirelessly to personally administer 85 COVID-vaccines at her conveniently located office. MyClinic staff and volunteers were on hand to check in patients and keep things organized.
Vaccine recipients, many of whom have personally experienced the devastation caused by COVID-19, were extremely grateful for the opportunity to protect themselves and their community. They were so thankful that they did not have to miss a day of much needed work or navigate a complicated bus schedule to get to a public vaccination site.

Dr. Drourr and MyClinic take great pride in their role as a trusted resource for people in need. Together, they have once again demonstrated their ongoing commitment to improving health and quality of life for our most vulnerable neighbors.

2021 Highlights (January-April)

MyClinic Statistics from Jan-April 2021
*COVID related issues; Food Insecurity; Rent/Utilities Assistance; Legal Aid and Immigration issues; Family Support programs; Medical Referrals.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Get Something Green on May 20 in support of World Mental Heath
May is Mental Health and Trauma Informed Awareness Month. MyClinic staff and volunteers will be wearing GREEN tomorrow, May 20, 2021 to bring awareness to mental health needs and services in our community. Please follow MyClinic’s new Facebook Page to find ways to participate in activities throughout the entire month of May.

Yvonne Santiago, LMHC, is MyClinic’s Full Time Behavioral Health Professional. During the first 4 months of 2021, Ms. Santiago provided 900 visits/mental health wellness checks via telemedicine platform and in-person visits.

MyClinic’s Behavioral Health program offers a variety of services including: individual and group counseling, family counseling, support for people living with chronic medical conditions and our newly implemented children’s program. 

The children’s program focuses on students referred by our local elementary and middle school who are experiencing issues including depression and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which greatly impacts attendance and academic performance.

In Memoriam

On March 21, 2021, MyClinic mourned the passing of our beloved volunteer physician Dr. Duke Gocke. Dr. Gocke was the kindest, most dedicated and compassionate person and friend of MyClinic. He treated patients and staff alike with the greatest respect – always with a smile.
Our lives are forever enriched for having shared in this season of Dr. Gocke’s life. Dr. Gocke’s legacy will continue through our work and in our personal lives. The lessons he taught by his own example went far beyond medical care.

Our deepest sympathy and thank you to Dr. Gocke’s family for sharing Dr. Gocke with MyClinic and our community – he will be deeply missed, and never forgotten.
Dr. Duke Gocke Memorial Fund in support of

Dr. Gocke’s family has generously requested memorial donations to MyClinic in honor of Dr. Gocke’s service. MyClinic’s Board of Directors is so grateful for this gesture and has set up the Dr. Duke Gocke Memorial Fund which will be used to support efforts to inform and provide access to healthy foods that appropriate for people living with chronic medical conditions and nutritional deficits. This program will be advised by Dr. Gocke’s daughter, Mary Gocke, who is a Registered Dietician and Nutrition Counselor.

Grant Awards 2021

MyClinic is grateful for the continued support of our funders and would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their 2021 grant awards to MyClinic:
Grant givers: Admirals Cove Foundation, Mirasol Foundation, Health Care District of Palm Beach Country
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About us

MyClinic Board of Directors:
Dr. Ron Surowitz, Chairman 
Douglas Brown, Vice Chairman
Debra Erickson, Treasurer
Barry Byrd, Secretary

Dr. Catherine Drourr, Medical Director
Brian Cich
Suzanne Cordero
Donaldson Hearing
Dr. Jaime Lambrecht
Steven Seeley
Amy Pepper, MBA, Executive Director
Jeanne Rizzo, BSHA, Business Operations Manager
Alexandra Davenport, Care Coordinator
Patricia Ferrer, Care Coordinator
Marisol Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant
Thien Nguyen, Client Records Administrator
Yvonne Santiago, LMHC, Behavioral Health Specialist
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