Author: Cathy Patenaude


Meet our Volunteer Providers for October

We thank these generous and committed providers who have volunteered to care for our patients in October.  We could not do what we do without their time and talent! Dr. James Mowery Dr. Mary Riggs Jerry Sullivan, PT Sarah Ferguson, APN-CDE Dr. Michael Lesser Dr. Paul DeHaan Chrissy Hepperlen, APN Dr. Bonnie Bremer Dr. Jyothi […]

Meet breast cancer survivor and FHPC patient, Celia

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and also when the Family Health Partnership Clinic (FHPC), located in Crystal Lake, holds its annual Care4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk.  This year, the Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, October 21st at Woodstock North High School in Woodstock.  The 5K event raises money for the clinic’s breast […]

A breast cancer survivor’s story and her Care4 Breast Cancer 5K connection

Breast cancer survivor, Pam Spain First, and foremost, we appreciate Pam for sharing her story so that more people become aware of what the journey through breast cancer looks like for the patient.  And, in the hopes that, after reading her story, you will encourage someone in your life to get screened.  #go4mammo “When October […]

Our #go4mammo PDF to download !

Join our campaign to encourage women in your life to get screened for breast cancer.  The #go4mammo concept is a very easy way to get out the message.  Here is the  #go4mammoUPDATED PDF for you to use.  Write your special person’s name on it, take a picture with it, and load it up on social […]

Local Quilters Forum supports breast cancer survivors

This group of special ladies are remarkable. They are the Woodstock Public Library Quilters Forum that have been meeting since September 2008. And, a Mother of one of the clinic volunteers (Peggy Barry Grasley), was a member. Peggy asked the ladies if they would consider making a quilt that could be raffled off at the […]

The Community Foundation of McHenry County grant

At the end of August, The Community Foundation of McHenry County (CFMC) awarded a grant to the clinic for its dental program.  With this, we will be able to continue to see patients in our dental clinic and ensure our patients have the best dental health possible.  Thank you to the CFMC donors and Board […]

Thank you September volunteer providers

We are blessed to have so many local providers share their time with our patients.  They are a very big part of the reason we are able to provide high quality medical care to those in our community who are uninsured and underinsured.  Thank you to this month’s volunteer providers. Chrissy Hepperlen, APN, Jerry Sullivan, […]

Care4 Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk makes impact

This past year, the clinic breast fund has provided many breast cancer screenings for men and women who are underserved and might otherwise go without these life-saving tests.  Through these screenings, three women were diagnosed with breast cancer and began their journey, not only with the clinic, but with breast cancer. The funds raised through […]

Volunteers are Vital to our mission

We are blessed with many volunteers who are dedicated to helping the clinic run smoothly and efficiently every day.  There are numerous roles for volunteers to fill and we are thankful to those who step up and help.  Please meet some of our committed, awesome volunteers; Welcome Gina Jayko to our FHPC team.  Though Gina […]

#ILFreeClinicsMonth, a patient story to share.

To recognize Free and Charitable Clinics Month, we are sharing with you the impact the Clinic has had on our patients in need. Your support helped Mary when she needed it most Mary came to Family Health Partnership Clinic when she lost her insurance and couldn’t afford to pay for it. She made her first […]
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