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Michigan Area’s Malta Clinic Honored as “Outstanding Organization”

09/22/2022 

Pictured Above: At the awards gala: (from left to right) John Trupiano, KM; Rev. Msgr. Michael LeFevre, ChM; Joan Farrar, DM; Barbara Wilson, DM; Liz Mahoney, DM (widow of Clinic founder Lou Mahoney, KM); (standing in back) Nancy Harmon, Clinic Dental Director; Kathryn Trupiano, DM (holding award); Clinic President Thomas Larabell, KM; Marcia McBrien, DM; Robert Wilson, KM; Peggy Stanton, DM. 

The Malta Dental and Medical Clinic in Detroit has been recognized with the “Outstanding Organization Award” by Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.

Founded by members of the Michigan Area in 2004, the Malta Clinic was honored for “commitment to the teachings of Jesus and service to the community” in the Archdiocese of Detroit, said Paul Propson, CCSEM’s chief executive officer.

Pictured Above: Clinic President Thomas V. Larabell, KM, speaks after receiving the “Outstanding Organization Award” from Rev. Msgr. Charles Kosanke. 

The Malta Clinic shares a building with CCSEM’s Center for the Works of Mercy. In his acceptance speech at CCSEM’s Sept. 15 awards gala, Clinic President Thomas V. Larabell, KM, said that the Clinic and the Center, while independent organizations, have worked well together to serve people in need.

“Together, we can provide a full spectrum of services to those we consider our lords, the sick and the poor of the Detroit metro area,” Larabell said.

Pictured Above: A Clinic patient admires his new, improved smile after treatment. The Malta Dental and Medical Clinic is one of a small number of free clinics in Michigan that provide free dentures.

The Malta Clinic has only two full-time equivalent staff, he explained. Over 80 volunteers, including doctors, dentists, and dental hygienists, provide care at the Clinic.

Since its founding, the Malta Clinic has cared for over 16,000 patients.

The Malta Dental and Medical Clinic provides quality, free on-site health services to low-income uninsured patients. Licensed health care professionals, almost all volunteers, serve the poor and sick with compassion and respect.

Pictured Above: Ophthalmologist Timothy Page, MD, KM, discusses the results of an eye examination with a patient. Monthly eye clinics are among the medical services the Clinic provides. 

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