Lake Regional Health System | Thrive | Spring 2020 3 Caring for Our Community In January, Lake Regional employees donated clothing to elementary students in the Iberia, Crocker and Tuscumbia school districts. Pictured: Jenni Stock, Patti Swanson and Cheri Welsh hold some of the items donated by Lake Regional Clinic – Camdenton employees. Lake Regional is pleased to donate sleeping mats to Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club, which serves area youth living in poverty. The mats were made from surgical instrument wraps and sewn by School of the Osage Middle School students. Pictured are John Wulf, Idiots Club volunteer, and Stephanie Dehner, Lake Regional community liaison. Lake Regional joins SOTO, Idiots Club to serve kids Clothing drive helps elementary students Unused medications are a hazard to our community and the environment. Now all Lake Regional Pharmacy locations offer a safe place for anyone to discard unused medications. Medication drop-off boxes have been installed inside the pharmacies in Camdenton, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Laurie and Osage Beach. Pictured: Retail Pharmacies Manager Stacie Ling and Whitney Lodge, PharmD. Pharmacy installs medication drop boxes Drive collects 920 pounds of food Lake Regional employees held a food drive for The Food Bank in November 2019. Pictured are Caron Gorsline, Sandy Messer, Stephanie Dehner, Buddy Wood, Jaimie Wheat, Cyndi Elder, Jasen Jones (representing Lake of the Ozarks Food Bank) and Tom Williams, with just some of the 920 pounds of food collected. Suicide is preventable. Learn more by attending the following classes at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. To register, visit or call 573-348-8222 . In Our Own Voice 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 This free health talk provides a personal perspective on mental health conditions presented by Nicole Baldwin, a suicide survivor and certified Missouri peer counselor for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Participants will learn about a variety of mental health issues. Suicide: It’s Closer to Home Than You Think 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 This event includes personal stories from individuals with lived experience and focuses on suicide prevention and awareness. Presented by Jacque Christmas, MPA, from the Missouri Department of Mental Health.