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Baldwin meets LHCC director Leona Whitman

Baldwin meets LHCC director Leona Whitman

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made a stop at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh-run Living Healthy Community Clinic (LHCC) recently to take a tour and discuss how to improve the health security of low-income Wisconsinites.

A community resource, the LHCC provides confidential, cost-effective medical care to those who need it most. Celebrating 30 years of service to the community in 2016, the clinic provides medical care to underinsured people with high deductibles and uninsured people who currently do not have the money to pay for traditional healthcare. Since its inception, the LHCC has served more than 6,000 patients.

“This is a celebration of amazing work helping people in the community. There is great work being done here in Oshkosh to help low-income Wisconsinites find quality care,” Baldwin said as she toured the LHCC. “UW Oshkosh College of Nursing’s Living Healthy Community Clinic sets an admirable example by building key community partnerships with hospitals, nonprofit organizations and local government. Together, they help improve the health of Wisconsinites, as well as strengthen the entire Oshkosh community.”

The LHCC is run by a small UW Oshkosh staff, nursing students and volunteers—but operates with the support of hospitals, nonprofit organizations and local government agencies.

“It was so meaningful to all of us from the College of Nursing and the Living Healthy Community Clinic that Senator Baldwin took the time to tour the clinic and to meet with us,” College of Nursing Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan said. “Senator Baldwin clearly values nurses and advanced practice nurses and recognizes the vital role we play in the health of our communities. We are really pleased that she was able to meet with us.”

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