Our service to our patients is highly dependent on the hard work of many individuals. I am continually amazed and impressed with the compassion and commitment of each one of our volunteers at Hope House Free Medical Clinic From the front desk staff, to our nurses, spiritual care volunteers, board members, and particularly, right now, I think of the physicians and advanced practice providers who have given of their personal time to care for the uninsured for over 13 years.
Three individuals in particular have been faithful partners since the very beginning; Marla Vance MD, Eva Bartlett MD, and Sara Smoes PA. Words cannot convey how much I value the knowledge and skill they freely share for the benefit of our community, a gift deeply rooted in faith and their compassion for others. Each of them brings more than just professionalism. They share true love and concern for others which is the essence of what it means to be a health care professional.