In making a donation to our health center, your gift provides NorthLakes Community Clinic with the financial resources to provide care to patients. NorthLakes Community Clinic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Any gift you make to us is tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting our work as we move toward healthier communities. Seeking donations for:
- An ultrasound machine
- Dental Wheelchair Platform Lift
Did you know that pregnant rural women have a higher mortality rate due to less adequate prenatal care?
Did you know that many rural women experience a higher fetal death rate?
Infant mortality is more than 25% higher in rural counties compared to large urban counties. NorthLakes Community Clinic believes these rural infant and mother deaths are preventable by increasing the access to health care for mothers and their babies. We are working to create a change for the families in the Iron River and surrounding areas.
We have added an additional doctor to assist with our family practice and obstetrics program. This program will be working with area mothers and their babies with prenatal checkups many of whom have increased risk factors for adverse health outcomes, including complications in pregnancy, such as premature birth and low birth weight. However we need an ultrasound machine for the Iron River clinic so we do not have to refer patients to travels distances.
Help us lead the way for healthier moms and babies. An ultrasound machine will allow our doctors to provide answers and create care plans for our patients faster. By offering an ultrasound in our Iron River clinic, we can avoid common barriers to care that many rural patients face, such as transportation, childcare, and time. We are so grateful of the initial support of a matching challenge match $1:$1 up to $5000. So, when this match is complete we will have over $10,000. However we are only half way through. We need to raise $26,500
Please consider contributing today.
Wheelchair patients are often frightened and uncomfortable with the thought of being transferred into a dental chair. Patients feel vulnerable when removed from the wheelchair. Dignity and security are maintained for wheelchair-bound patients when they remain in the wheelchair during treatment. Transferring patients is not only perilous and frightening but may be perceived as demeaning for the patient who is wheelchair dependent. When the wheelchair-bound patient is transferred from the wheelchair into a traditional dental chair, they are often unable to maintain a stable position, they may gradually slip down the dental chair. Providers and caregivers are unable or unwilling to accept the liability that comes with transfer, as injuries occur frequently during this transfer.
Wheelchair tilts solve this task of treating the wheelchair-bound patient in dentistry. A wheelchair tilt permits the patient to remain seated. The tilt reclines both patient and wheelchair, which eliminates possible transfer injury. A range of reclining angles elicits relief from pressure points associated with pressure ulcers and pain during wheelchair confinement.
In Turtle Lake’s new building, we are looking to add a much needed wheelchair operatory with a chair lift. A larger wheelchair operatory will impact 260 community members with paralysis and in wheelchairs along with members of their household, and their caregivers. Currently, there is only one other dental clinic in the region that has a wheelchair lift. We will also be looking to add a Wheelchair Platform Lift at our Hayward location in the future.
We are raising funds for this effort. We need $65,000. We have a 1:1 Challenge Match from Delta Dental until December 31, 2018 for up to $50,000.
Please consider contributing today. Contact Madelaine Rekemeyer, Development Director at 888-834-4551 ext. 1340 or e-mail (email@example.com) to establish a contribution in your name or in honor of a loved one.
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NorthLakes Community Clinic Attn. Diane McFarlane, 7665 US Highway 2, Iron River, WI 54847
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