When you speak with Dr. Merrill Daines about his life’s work there is a constant theme of giving back. Please honor Dr. Daines spirit of giving and volunteerism by making a donation of money or time to Cache Valley Community Clinic. The Rotary Club of Logan, in honor of Merrill C. Daines, M.D.’s 60th anniversary in Rotary, is responding with a $500 matching gift to challenge you to join us in supporting this worthy cause.
The Cache Valley Community Clinic fills a unique role in our community by providing free medical services to local residents without health insurance. Last year, Cache Valley Community Health Clinic served 2,659 patients, up 3 percent from 2010 numbers of 2,591. Numbers for 2012 have increased again by about 5 percent from 2011, according to Breck Rushton, Logan Regional Hospital Emergency Services director and director of the Cache Valley Community Health Clinic. The increase in patient number puts a strain on supplies and equipment. In 2011, volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, translators and other support staff donated approximately 2,000 hours to the Clinic.
“The clinic allows our uninsured community neighbors to get healthcare services they need without draining their limited resources,” said Breck. “Without free care provided at the clinic, many of these patients might wait until they were sicker to seek care. The clinic can’t function without the volunteer physicians and others who provide this important care. We greatly appreciate their service.”
Dr. Daines leads through example by sharing his time, talent, and financial resources where they are best applied and needed. Dr. Daines was instrumental in establishing the Cache Valley Community Health Clinic in 1992. He and his late wife, Betty, set a great example of volunteer service at the clinic over the years and created a legacy of giving. The Rotary Club's donation in Dr. Daines's name is symbolic of their mission to give back to the community.
A gift of $100, $25, or any amount helps Cache Valley Community Health Clinic further their mission of providing quality healthcare to Cache Valley residents regardless of their ability to pay.
Your donation will continue Dr. Daines’s legacy of altruism and have a far reaching impact on the families of Cache Valley.