On May 12, David Staples, DDS, and Maureen Staples will receive The Community Service Award from Bi-State Primary Care Association. This annual award “honors individuals whose volunteer efforts have made a significant impact on the vulnerable populations of Vermont or New Hampshire.” Dr. and Mrs. Staples will receive the award during the Awards Ceremony Luncheon at the 2015 Primary Care Conference in Fairlee, Vermont.

David and Maureen Staples “adopted” Goodwin Community Health four years ago. They have become champions in their advocacy of Goodwin Community Health as a charitable cause throughout the region. Both are well-known community leaders and with their outreach, Goodwin has become a household name. They give generously of time and money and do so humbly, not wanting recognition. During the past four years, the Staples have twice sponsored “Rock with the Docs” (a fundraising event for the health center), organized and sponsored a benefit bluegrass concert, generously supported two Community Development Finance Authority tax credit drives, successfully engaged new oral health care providers in Goodwin’s mission, purchased tables to the annual Chamber of Commerce event for Goodwin, and have made many other donations. Mrs. Staples volunteers on Goodwin’s special events committee and takes a leadership role in running “Rock with the Docs”. She can always be counted on to show up, volunteer, and lend support at all of the center’s events. Dr. Staples attends monthly CQI meetings, sits on the Credentialing and Privileging Committee and has been Goodwin’s board chair for five years. Their outstanding commitment has made a monumental positive impact on Goodwin’s reputation and has resulted in more donations and quality board members.

Established in 1986, Bi-State Primary Care Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Bi-State’s annual Primary Care Conference features experts in health care policy and practice at the federal, state, and local level and attracts a large audience of primary care administrators, clinicians, and policymakers. For more information, please visit www.bistatepca.org.

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