An Island Celebration for Drs. Alpaugh and Zelnick and a Request for Assistance

July 14, 2023

In this episode:

1. I clarify the pronunciation of a past dentist’s name from our last episode on the history of Island Medical Center. Dr. Lundin is pronounced Dr. Lun-deen. Thanks to my sharp-eared listeners who pointed this out!

2. Announce that Island Health & Wellness Foundation is partnering with Island Community Center to host a thank you celebration for Drs. Alpaugh and Zelnick on Monday, August 21st in the evening. We will have a live band (weather permitting), food trucks, etc. It will be very informal-both doctors requested this. I will have more details coming, but please save this date!

3. Read an email from Drs. Alpaugh and van Emmerik requesting the community’s help in finding affordable housing for a dental student.

To follow up on anything said in this episode:

A. There is no need to RSVP for the August 21st event. If you do have pictures of Dr. Alpaugh or Dr. Zelnick that you would like to share, please reach out to me at 207-801-8237 or ihwf1966@gmail.com

B. If you have leads on affordable housing for a dental student from mid October to mid December, please reach out to Drs. Alpaugh and van Emmerik at 207-367-2631 or islanddentalctr@myfairpoint.net

UPDATE: Just before this episode released, we received notice that a family who owns a home here on the island has offered it to our potential dental student for use between mid-October and mid-December! This is one of the million reasons I love our community so much. That being said, if you have housing available that might be used in the future to support health care providers, please reach out to me and I will start compiling a list.

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