Good Neighbor Health Clinic Work Lives up to its Name
By EDITA ROBINSON '13
James Jung '14, has been volunteering for the Good Neighbor Health Clinics Inc. (GNHC), as a Class of 1982 Upper Valley Social Entrepreneurship Fellow through the Tucker Foundation. The engineering sciences major's focus has been to improve and promote the community outreach of these clinics.
James was drawn to the Good Neighbor Health Clinic because he wanted to volunteer in something relating to health care. When he learned that many people in the Upper Valley were still uninformed about the work that the GNHC does, even though it has been in existence for more than 20 years, he was shocked and knew he wanted to help in outreach.
"I wanted to do something that could have a long-lasting effect on the clinic and those who use it," says Jung.
The Good Neighbor Health Clinic provides a wide range of medical services to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. From primary care, to chronic disease management, to dental care, the Good Neighbor Health Clinic works to care for the people of the Upper Valley without the means to do so on their own.
"I witness the importance of this organization every time I walk into the main clinic and see patients waiting in the lobby, and when I hear them sincerely thanking the nurses and doctors after their appointments," Jung says. "Without our organization, the patients would go to the emergency room at DHMC, delay getting help, or avoid getting help at all. I believe that the value of GNHC's work to help the less fortunate is immeasurable."
United Way donations helps support the Good Neighbor Health Clinic in caring for the Upper Valley. It needs the support of those who are willing and able to help to continue its great work for the community.
Last Updated: 10/31/13