Entries by Ginny Sigle

World Health Day

by Will Michell The World Health Organization (WHO) created World Health Day in 1948 to bring awareness to a concerning area of public health each year.  This year the WHO has chosen health inequalities as its main area of concern.  This is an issue that has worsened since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Health […]

National Doctors Day

The hard work and dedication demonstrated by the doctors at LVIM has always been appreciated and always will be. Today, March 30th gives us a chance to express how much these volunteers have made a difference for those in need. It is National Doctors’ Day! The first formal celebration of doctors dates back to March […]

Virtual Hat Contest

It’s time to dust off your Derby hats or make a new hat and join us in April for our first ever Virtual Hat Contest! Swan Derby may be rescheduled for October 15th, but we are still going to have some fun in April!  We will be having a Virtual Hat Contest on Instagram throughout […]

National Kidney Month

What Can You DO? Improving Kidney Health Through Diet and Exercise by Will Mitchell Did you know that March is National Kidney Month?  According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, it a time to raise awareness about kidney disease.  What better way to raise awareness than to discuss ways to […]

National Nutrition Month

by Caroline Benitez In honor of National Nutrition Month, make a plan to shop local when stocking your fridge. Thinking outside the grocery store and shopping at a farmers market or produce stand is a great way to support growers and small businesses in your community. Plus, you’ll get your pick of the best in-season […]

Celebrating 20 Years!

February marks LVIM’s 20th anniversary of providing FREE, high-quality, and compassionate outpatient medical, dental and mental healthcare to the underserved and indigent, specifically the working uninsured. At LVIM, the treatment is free.  The care is priceless. Help us celebrate our 20 YEARS and join us for a Virtual Travel Auction!  The auction is LIVE and […]

Congratulations Mary!

LVIM is excited to announce that Mary Terry has been promoted to Operations Manager. When Mary joined the LVIM team as the Clinical Trainer in August of last year, she filled a great need in our clinic assisting our volunteer providers with learning the electronic health record.  Shortly thereafter, she quickly and excitedly took on […]

Mobile Food Pantry

          February 2021 Update In March of 2020, LVIM became a Mobile Food Pantry site twice a month thanks to the George W Jenkins End Hunger Initiative in partnership with United Way of Central Florida and Feeding Tampa Bay. Since then, we have provided over 150,000 lbs of fresh food to […]

In Memory of Julius Rhian

Mr. Julius came to LVIM at the very beginning, in 2001.  He and his wife Betty were faithful volunteers, always present and always loving.  Betty passed away several years ago, but Mr. Julius never stopped showing up. LVIM was his family. In May, Mr. Julius turned 93.  And, as his vulnerability to the COVID19 virus […]

The Julius Rhian 2020 Volunteer Of the Year

The 2020 Julius Rhian Volunteer of the Year began volunteering with LVIM a few years ago during her summer breaks from the University of Central Florida.  She graduated in December of 2019 with her undergraduate degree and came back to volunteer on a full-time basis in early 2020. She stayed with us throughout the entire […]