Free clinic to grow

Madeline Hill used to be terrified of doctors. So when she desperately needed dental work, a friend tricked her into going. But her blood pressure was so high, she couldn’t undergo the procedure. “I had no clue of what to do; no doctor, no dentist, barely living paycheck to paycheck,” she told an audience at Rochester’s Royal Park Hotel Sept. 24. Then she found the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic. “God bless them,” she said. “The clinic has actually given me new life by providing me … [Read more...]

‘Esteemed women’ honored at clinic benefit

Thirty women who wield power and influence in metro Detroit were honored at the second annual Esteemed Women of Michigan luncheon Monday at Rochester’s Royal Park Hotel. The event was a fund-raiser for the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic, a Pontiac free clinic that provides medical, dental and pharmaceutical services to the uninsured. Clinic director Pam Haratsis said the event was conceived last year as a way to honor women who have inspired others. “Several of them had a hard time … [Read more...]