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A Holiday Message to our Community Friends

Healing love... Heartfelt peace... A giving heart...

New life and growth inspire us! Assisted by philanthropic organizations and donors like you, in 2016 Marillac Clinic welcomed over 5,000 NEW PATIENTS OF ALL AGES. We will serve a total of nearly 9,500 of our community neighbors, a 74% INCREASE OVER 2015.

As a Community Health Center, Marillac now provides a full scope of medical services for lower to moderate income families, many with Medicaid. Marillac’s convenient model of care includes medical, behavioral, dental and optical services — as well as discounted eyeglasses and medications. In today’s complicated, fast-moving world, Marillac is truly the welcoming health care home it was designed to be.

Our Family Story, as told by Craig

When we found out we were pregnant it came as a surprise. There was an incredible amount of stress to figure out our finances, but the one thing that stayed the same were the services of Marillac Clinic.

I cannot imagine working with anyone better than Dr. Lovett. Every single time we met with her, she explained our options. Even at 36 weeks when we learned the baby was in a breech position, she helped us to feel con dent. She taught us about natural approaches to help the baby turn.

And turn, it did!

Jennifer carried the baby for the full 40 weeks. We were so happy that Dr. Lovett returned from an out of town trip in time for the birth. She came to the hospital in the middle of the night.

Dr. Lovett followed our birth plan and eased Jennifer’s pain through positioning and medication. When our son , Douglas, was born the room ignited with joy! And now, each time we enter Marillac, my family is greeted with smiles and excitement!

Community Health Centers like Marillac Clinic are recognized for providing exceptional services to mothers-to-be, which results in healthier birth weights. Marillac welcomed 24 newborns so far in 2016, with three more expected by year’s end. Craig and Jennifer found the care and reassurance they needed within Marillac Clinic.

At this time of year when so many of us seek to nd the real spirit of the season and a meaningful way to celebrate, we invite you to make a gift of health care for deserving individuals and families like Craig and Jennifer who turn to us every year.

Your generosity will keep Marillac growing and thriving in 2017. Thank you! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Kay Ramachandran
Chief Executive Officer 

Lee Gaglione, DDS
Chair, Board of Directors 

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