Some very famous, generous, smart, and amazing doctors, dentists, lab technicians, nurses, dental hygienists, medical personnel, and civilian volunteers and cooks showed up to make Coal Creek Health Days successful!
It took a lot of planning and organization to pull it off. We learned what a massive job it is for the Remote Area Medical personnel to bring their trailer loads of equipment and supplies to set it all up and then pack it all back up. This is no simple feat!
Thanks to Dr. Hiroshi Toyohara, Cardiothoracic Surgeon who worked for East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgeons Group and is now retired, for recruiting his buddies and colleagues. He took valuable time away from fly fishing on the Clinch River to take on this project personally. We had some of the most highly skilled medical staff show up to provide these needed services.
On Friday, October 26, 2001, the gymnasium was turned in to a giant dental office. The Briceville People's Clinic was cleaned up and reopened for the two days. The students at Briceville School were provided medical exams and dental services. The value of these services was over $17,000. The services were also offered to the entire Coal Creek community on Saturday, October 27.
Knoxville's NBC affiliate Channel 10 WBIR "Live at Five" sent reporter Nicole Henrich and cameraman Brian New. They did a great segment on the day and really boosted the confidence of the kids.
TVA and volunteers from Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited treated the kids to creek exploration between doctor and dental visits. Thanks to Charlie Saylor and Julie Tindell from TVA and Lynn, Dale, and Brian Bostic from Trout Unlimited.
Check out the photos below to see the action: (click on image to enlarge)
Remote Area Medical Dental Services: Note all the equipment and
Kindergartners are proud
Medical Services: Famous doctors, nurses,
and lab technicians
Dr. Toyohara with nurses
|Dr. Acuff's granddaughter, Susie volunteered|
|To top things off, the students were treated to fish and bug hunts and learned about the environment of Coal Creek. Coal Creek flows right beside their school! How lucky are they?!|
Thanks to all the following volunteers!!!
|Acuff, Dr. William
Birdwell, Ben, DDS
Birdwell, Chris, DDS
Birdwell, G.R., DDS
Bugni, Suzanne, CR RN
Carroll, Candace RDA
Chacko, Danny DENTAL
Chauvin, Nanci A., RN
Drauecky, Susan RDH
Flatford, Kelly RDA
Foy, David, DDS
Foy, Karen DENTAL ASSISTANT
French, John REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
Gengozian, Catherine RDH
Graham, Beverly, RN
Greer, Robert DDS
Hillard, Jimmy REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
Jeansonne, Carmen, RN
Kim, Dr. Tom
|Laws, Bob, Lab Technician
Laws, Mitzi, RN
Leuthke, John DDS
Long, Dr. Henry H.
Marsh, Arthur REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
McLucas, Kylene Americorps*VISTA
McRae, Linda Judge RN
Nicholson, Valerie RN
Noe, Carolyn DENTAL ASSISTANT
Osborn, John DDS
Patterson, Jan HYGIENIST HELPER
Patterson, Leigh DENTAL HYGIENIST
Paul, Penny RDA
Puckett, Margaret DENTAL HYGIENIST
Reynolds, Pam RDA
Rutherford, Boyd REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
Smith, Patsy LPN/MXT
Stiles, Dr. Hooper
Thacker, Barry PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
Toyohara, Dr. Hiroshi
Webb, Ken REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
Whaley, Kimberly RDA
Williams, Ann RDH
Zirkle, Dr. George
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