John is an average guy. He gets up, goes to work, and finishes the day with his family. He has a few hobbies and enjoys volunteering throughout the community. Outside of a few dizzy spells and feeling sluggish, John has always felt healthy. In John’s mind, there is no reason to go see a doctor.
Last year, John’s company signed up for the “Corporate Wellness” plan through Nor-Lea Hospital in Lovington. Nor-Lea Hospital showed up to John’s office with a mobile clinic to run some basic screenings on all of the company employees. John thought it might be a waste of time but stepped into the clinic anyway. He was in and out within minutes and back to work.
A couple of weeks later, Nor-Lea came back with test results. John was called in and informed that he was pre-diabetic. Those dizzy spells and sluggish feelings were indications of a much bigger problem looming for John. Nor-Lea connected John with a dietician and a primary care physician. John is now armed with the information he needs to stave off diabetes for a long time.
The JF Maddox Foundation partnered with Nor-Lea Hospital by providing a grant for 50% of the cost of the mobile clinic. While this mobile clinic provides the necessary space and equipment, it is Nor-Lea that provides the care and attention needed to make this program a reality. At the JF Maddox Foundation we care that our neighbors are healthy, educated, and supported because we care about them as individuals and as a community.