Monday, Jun 4, 2018
Dr. Kenneth Howard of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Calhoun presented a heaping helping of generosity to Healing Hands Clinic of Gordon County on Thursday, May 31st.
Sponsored by Harbin Clinic, Dr. Howard along with his family and friends, sold barbecue plates at Calhoun’s BBQ Boogie & Blues in April to raise money for the non-profit clinic. The proceeds from the event garnered $1,139 for Healing Hands Clinic.
“Writing a check for $1,139 may seem like an odd number, but that’s how much barbecue we sold down to the very last bit of brisket,” said Dr. Howard. “I volunteer with Healing Hands on occasion because it’s a wonderful asset to our community. I really wanted to do something more to help this organization that is so dear to my heart.”
Healing Hands Clinic, located at 440 Redbud Road, offers primary care, diagnostic testing, prescription services and more to residents of Gordon County who lack resources for medical care. The clinic operates through the volunteer work of local physicians, including Dr. Howard and his fellow Family Medicine Calhoun physician, Dr. Thomas Self.
“We are thrilled to work with Dr. Howard,” said Kim Gowens of Healing Hands. “I know from personal experience that he makes a difference in his patients’ lives.”
The clinic will use the donated funds to provide medications to their patients, most of whom cannot afford copays. “We are truly grateful for this donation, and for Dr. Howard’s service. When he’s here we know our patients are receiving top-notch care,” said Gowens.
Dr. Howard and his family enjoyed their experience at BBQ Boogie & Blues so much that they hope to turn it into a yearly tradition. In the meantime, he will continue volunteering with Healing Hands Clinic to provide quality medical care to those who need him.
Caring Completely in Calhoun
Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Calhoun is no stranger to serving the community.
The office, located at 855 Curtis Parkway in Calhoun, has worked with the Voluntary Action Center to organize Thanksgiving food drives as well as toy drives for Christmas and Easter.
Currently, Family Medicine Calhoun is collecting small toys and gift cards for the Calhoun-Gordon Public Library. The library will use the donated items as prizes for participants in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge.
Across Northwest Georgia, Harbin Clinic physicians and employees collectively donate more than 85,000 hours each year to an array of worthy causes to promote health and wellness in the communities they serve.