Coal Creek Health Days
held in Conjunction with USA Today's
Make a Difference Day

CCWF garners award from USA Weekend

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
supplies that had to be brought to provide these free services!

 

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Kindergartners are proud
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health18.JPG (106769 bytes)Even Principal Braden enjoyed getting his teeth cleaned!

heatlh19.JPG (110093 bytes)Dr. Toyohara, Principal Tom Braden, County Executive Rex Lynch, and Project Impact Coordinator Mark "Hollywood" Whaley

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Medical Services:  Famous doctors, nurses, and lab technicians
donated their time to provide these free exams!

health21.JPG (88029 bytes)Dr. William Acuff checks the vitals of a student

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health23.JPG (75753 bytes)Dr. Henry Long

health24.JPG (89316 bytes)Dr. George Zirkle
with Nurse Beverly Graham and Briceville student

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Dr. Toyohara with nurses
Linda Judge McRae
and  Nanci Chauvin

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health31.JPG (78187 bytes)Dr. Kim examines Coal Creek resident

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health33.JPG (63781 bytes)Dr. Acuff's granddaughter, Susie  volunteered

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Health36.JPG (113291 bytes)Coal Creek church ladies fixed a huge lunch for the volunteers

health29.JPG (147482 bytes)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

Bailey, Zenith

Birdwell, Ben, DDS

Birdwell, Chris, DDS

Birdwell, G.R., DDS

Birdwell, Shanon

Bostic, Brian

Bostic, Dale

Bostic, Lynn

Braden, Frances-Lee

Braden, Kristie

Bugni, Suzanne, CR RN

Carroll, Candace RDA

Chacko, Danny DENTAL

Chauvin, Nanci A., RN

Daugherty, Della

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

Hayes, Winfrey

Hillard, Jimmy REMOTE AREA MEDICAL

Hodge, Shana

Jeansonne, Carmen, RN

Johnson, Amber

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

Moore, Carol

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

Raymond, Ron

Reynolds, Pam  RDA

Rhea, Mary

Rutherford, Boyd REMOTE AREA MEDICAL

Saylor, Charlie

Sharp, Richerd

Smith, Patsy  LPN/MXT

Stiles, Dr. Hooper

Thacker, Barry PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

Thacker, Mary

Tindell, Julie

Tinker, Brenda

Toyohara, Dr. Hiroshi

Webb, Ken REMOTE AREA MEDICAL

Whaley, Kimberly  RDA

Williams, Ann  RDH

Zirkle, Dr. George

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