April 11, 2023
FORT ATKINSON – Women Who Care is honored to grant Rock River Community Clinic (RRCC) a donation from recent fundraising events. In March, Women Who Care presented RRCC with a check of $11,939 in support of improving the lives of children and families in our communities. This donation will allow RRCC to purchase a nitrous oxide system for pain relief at their dental clinic, and a specialized refrigerator and monitoring system to safely store vaccines at their medical clinic.
The nitrous oxide at the dental clinic will help RRCC see more patients, particularly children in need of more advanced treatment. RRCC is currently the only dental clinic in Jefferson county that supports patients enrolled in Medicaid. Dr. Le’erin Voss, DDS, MPH, a dentist at the Fort Atkinson location, states, “For many families, access to oral health care is incredibly challenging and often impossible. Having nitrous at our clinic will allow us to help more children receive the dental care they need.”
The clinic also is working towards becoming a Vaccine for Children (VFC) provider, and the refrigerator and monitoring system will get them one step closer to that. The VFC program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children. “Being a VFC provider will allow many more families, especially those with limited financial resources, to access essential childhood vaccinations. I’m thrilled and grateful for this investment to support the care we can provide to families with young children”, said Dr. Donald Williams, Medical Director, and Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Physician.
Olivia Nichols, CEO and Executive Director at RRCC added, “With nitrous at our dental clinic, and equipment to begin the VFC program at our medical clinics, this grant affords us the opportunity to jump start essential services for our pediatric population. We’re so grateful for the Women who Cares organization for providing this support to improve the care we can provide for families with young children!”
Women Who Care hosts a luncheon or social event each quarter where members get together to network with like-minded women and learn from women in the community. Their next event takes place on Thursday, May 18th at the Stable Rock Winery & Distillery. To learn more, visit FortHealthCare.com/WWC.