KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Celebrates 20 Years
via The Hoya: “The mobile clinic, a 40-foot long trailer, launched in 1992 and serves medically underserved children in the District’s Wards 5, 6, [7 and 8] four times a week. Although this year is technically the program’s 21st year, MedStar Georgetown spokesperson Marianne Worley said the program decided to celebrate the anniversary belatedly.”
“Over 20 years, the clinic has helped approximately 50,000 children from birth to their 22nd birthday. Each year, the clinic treats between 900 and 1,200 patients and immunizes an average of 300 children.
‘The overall improvement in the lives of children that the clinic serves is the main drive behind the effort,’ [MedStar Georgetown Director of Community Pediatrics Matthew] Levy said. ‘We have become a family center, a community base and built trusting relationships with residents in Southeast and Southwest D.C. as a result. I look forward to the next 20 years of KMMC/RMCM research, advocacy, innovation and service to this community.’”
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