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Selections from What’s Trending This Week — May 1, 2015

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1. PATHs Celebrates Newly Expanded Medical Facility in Danville

On Thursday, Piedmont Access to Health Services (PATHs) welcomed the community to a ribbon cutting ceremony at their newly expanded medical facility in Danville, VA. The renovations allowed for a relocation of the administrative and billing staff into the new space, as well as an expansion of its pediatric practice and women’s OB-GYN services. The pharmacy was extended to an improved, larger space. The dental office waiting room was expanded, too.

“We certainly kept in mind that we are downtown and we wanted to be a part of the revitalization and we wanted it to be something that the community is proud of,” CEO Kay Crane said.


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2. Remote Area Medical returns to Bristol: May 1-3

The Tri-Cities Remote Area Medical clinic will return to Bristol Motor Speedway today, May 1, through Sunday, May 3.

The clinic is free of charge for all who receive care. Patients do not have to meet eligibility requirements or provide health insurance.

Last year, more than 1,200 patients registered to receive care at the free clinic. More than 270 of those received dental care. Around 500 received vision care and almost 300 received general medical care.


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3. NHSC Scholarship Applications Accepted Until May 7

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is continuing to accept applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program until Thursday, May 7.

The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. For more information or to apply, visit their website by clicking here.