Lab Services

Point of Care Labs and Impact

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When your muscles feel weak, your body tired and your head dizzy, it can be hard to find the energy and strength to go see a doctor. Now imagine you have no access to transportation, no phone and it’s bitterly cold outside. Seeing a medical professional can seem almost impossible. Safety net clinics around the... 

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Claire Liszkay

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. “Nursing plays an essential role in disaster response,” Claire... 

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Women of Haiti

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Haiti is the third poorest country in the world. Over 80 percent of women who work in Haiti work in informal jobs, with the average annual income of Haitian women almost half that of men ($1,250 US for women versus $2,247 US for men). Women who work as market vendors typically buy goods from other sources and resell them in the markets, paying anywhere from ($6.25-$43.75 US) per week for a stall in an official market. They spend long hours in the sun selling everything from fruits, vegetables and prepared foods, to clothing, shoes and household goods.

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Free Clinic Upgrades with No-Cost Laboratory

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Patient care at the Free Clinic of Franklin County has become even better thanks to the addition of a Point of Care Laboratory courtesy of BD, a global medical technology company. Free Clinic Medical Director Dr. Tiffany Powell said that having an on-site lab will “save a lot of time and improve patient care.” Before the lab's installation last week, very little lab work could be done at the clinic.

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