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UTAH # 1 – Give Credit Where Credit Is Due!
It seems like every week or so Utah wins another award for being a great place to live. But these awards are just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, what makes Utah great are the great people who live here. Click here to view the Heart of Our Community and follow us. Click below to follow us on social media.
Ron Kehl, Dentist - Posted April 20, 2016
Ron Kehl wakes up every day asking, “What have I done for others?” For 12 years, Ron ran a private dental practice. He spent his days dealing with the administrative aspects of running a business, not his true passion — dentistry. He realized he had to get back to why he studied to be a dentist in the first place. And so he took a position as the in-house dentist for the Fourth Street Clinic. “I saw a need, and I realized that these people are less fortunate, not by any choice of their own, and to treat someone who has a need is to see the power of kindness.” Click here to read more.
Dennis Suazo, Patient - Posted April 13, 2016
After being surrounded by dysfunctional people who abused him, Dennis decided that he did not want to be treated like that anymore, and ran away. Leaving behind everything but his pension, Dennis became homeless. His situation worsened when he caught a nasty cold in the shelter where he was staying. Luckily for him, he found the Fourth Street Clinic. The clinic helped him with his severe cold and even his teeth. One of the questions Dennis asked of them was, “Why are you doing this?” They replied, “We want to get you out there, to start your life again and to feel good about yourself.” Click here to read more.
Phuong Vo Sheffer, Staff Pharmacist - Posted April 8, 2016
When you walk into the on-site pharmacy at Fourth Street Clinic, it feels like walking into a small-town apothecary. Past the pastel-colored walls and big welcome sign is the prescription drop-off window where you are greeted with the biggest smile in town. It is not often that a pharmacist is awaiting you with such a kindly invite to fill your meds, but Phuong, a staff pharmacist, makes it a priority to help every client feel special. Phuong styles a clean crew cut and a traditional white lab coat. Click here to read more.
Natalie, Front Desk Team Lead - Posted April 5, 2016
The phones are ringing, two patients are discussing the pending weather, a woman in the corner is struggling with her mental health. The waiting room is full except for a few empty seats. Coughing, sneezing, snoring and wheezing are the background noises on this Friday morning. It’s all just a day in the life of the Fourth Street Clinic’s front desk team. Natalie, the front desk team lead, sits at window 1, the first window patients see when they come to the waiting room. Natalie is an intake and eligibility specialist. Her desk is colored by inspiring quotes, Post-it notes, pens, highlighters, papers and, on her screen, a long list of names. Click here to read more.
Fourth Street Clinic - Posted April 5, 2016
For more than 27 years, Fourth Street Clinic has helped homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high-quality health care and support services. By increasing homeless Utahns’ access to primary care, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in promoting community health, ending homelessness and achieving across-the-board health care savings. This month, Heart of Our Community focuses on a few of the heroes at Fourth Street Clinic. Click here to read more.
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