In most developing countries, access to qualified healthcare is rare and typically reserved for the wealthy. To combat this growing disparity, medical professionals around the world donate their time and expertise to provide free healthcare to local populations in these countries. In early September, five of NMC’s providers and staff answered God’s calling and traveled […]
Working in the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center, Jenna M., RN, BSN, is a witness to the struggle her patients go through with dental pain and/or issues due to not having insurance. So when a friend told Jenna about a free dental clinic that helps these patients, she wanted to be a part of […]
For three years, John had been growing his hair because his wife loved long hair and she’d been the deciding vote on his looks over the years. As John said jokingly, “I would’ve shaved it all off, except she’d probably divorce me.” But when he and his wife finally decided to move on from his […]
It all started with a phone call. One day in 2012, Harry, a pharmacist at NMC, had a friend from church call him and ask for help. A group of volunteers from the organization Love Help Teach – Medical were planning a visit to Ukraine to provide medical care to individuals in need. But they […]
Marianne, a quality specialist at NMC, has been volunteering with Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton since 2016. Together with her husband, she works with stray cats through the Community Cat Alteration Management (CAMP) program. Through this program, Marianne helps utilize trap-neuter-return, a humane process that helps control the population of stray cats. “It hurts […]
A social worker in NMC’s Generations unit, Terresia (middle) has volunteered for various agencies most of her adult life – she sees it as putting her faith into action. For the past 20 years, she has served as a Disaster Mental Health volunteer with the American Red Cross. Through this position, Terresia has traveled many places in times […]
Jason, a supervisor in NMC’s food and nutrition services department, first felt the call to do mission work in 2010, but he couldn’t find the right program for him. He wanted to help those that weren’t the first thought in people’s minds when they heard the words ‘mission work’.
Nancy is the laboratory information supervisor at NMC and has been volunteering in Goessel for twenty years. Specifically, Nancy volunteers at the Butterfly Garden at Bethesda Home. As a member of the Town and Country Club (the club that started the garden), Nancy coordinates the garden’s upkeep.
This past July, Olivia, a registered nurse on NMC’s surgical unit, traveled with a team of 15 to the island of Haiti. Based at the Centre Children International Lifeline Orphanage in Dargout, Olivia and her team traveled to various churches to hold Vacation Bible School (VBS) and serve a dinner of rice and beans to the local children.