Everyone’s heard how important partnerships are but sometimes it may be difficult to see to what extent they really matter. Women’s Health Day is a result of the collaboration of The Lackey Free Clinic and Riverside Health Systems. Twice a year, the Lackey Free Clinic dedicates an entire day to providing free breast and cervical cancer screenings. Riverside Cancer Center completes the lab work and follows up with the patients regarding results. This simple partnership has a huge impact, not only for the patients but also for the volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to provide their services.
On Wednesday, January 30, the first Women’s Health Day of 2013 was held. Patients were greeted at the Lackey Free Clinic by a number of staff and volunteers decked out in pink apparel. The doctors and nurses, staff and volunteers alike, made sure each patient received appropriate time and attention, which makes the fact that they served 60 patients that more impressive. Dr. Dennis L. Napier is one of the 2 doctors who volunteered for the event. Dr. Napier had found himself in early retirement after a car accident resulted in injuries that no longer abled him to preform surgeries.