This July, Valley Health
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Family Medicine | Mt. Jackson providers
Jennifer Cunningham, MD and nurse practitioner,
Skyler Sharp, set aside their afternoon to conduct physicals for local students.
The afternoon was coordinated by Amanda Palmer, the Director of Operations
at the Shenandoah Free and Dental Clinics and Matthew Hiserman, the Athletic
Director at Strasburg High School. Held at Central High School in Woodstock,
Virginia, Dr. Cunningham and Skyler performed 138 sports physicals in
5 hours. They also presented an envelope with $1,381.00 to Amanda Palmer,
Director of Operations at the Shenandoah Free and Dental Clinics. This
money was collected while performing the discounted, $10 physicals.
As a clinic that focuses on serving low-income underserved patients, the
money that was donated will be applied to the clinics medical and dental
services. This will help further the mission to offer healthcare services
to Shenandoah County residents who are uninsured or underinsured. For
more information on the Shenandoah Free and Dental Clinic please visit
Reflecting on the event, Skylar shared, “setting aside time to offer
a discounted medical service, such as these physicals, was fulfilling
in so many ways”. She added that “supporting the community
by supporting local organizations” makes her extremely happy. Both
Dr. Cunningham and Skyler had participated in these community health offerings
in years’ prior. They are looking forward to continuing to serve
their community in the near future.