The Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic recently received district grants from both Mathews Rotary and Gloucester Rotary Clubs. The purpose of these grants is to fund a partnership which will enhance the GMCC’s health care services and expand outreach to the community it serves.
Each of the grants was in the amount of $3,300, according to GMCC Executive Director Arlene Armentor.
Funding from Gloucester Rotary has enabled GMCC to purchase equipment to test hemoglobin A1c, which indicates an individual’s average level of blood sugar over the previous three months. This will enable GMCC patients to have their HbA1c checked at their clinical appointments rather than going to a lab to have the test done. This information is key to the monitoring of patients with diabetes or if they need to be monitored for the potential of diabetes.
Funding from Mathews Rotary grant will provide support for community health screenings for at least 125 uninsured adults at 10 health screening events to b...
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