August 6, 2021
We Care Selects New Board President
Dr. Arley Peter, vice-president of the We Care Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that Nancy Baker, M.D. has agreed to become president of the We Care Board. Dr. Peter said, “The board could think of no other person more qualified to succeed our recently deceased board president and founder Dr. Dennis Saver than Dr. Baker”.
We Care Executive Director Charles Robinson added that Dr. Baker volunteered as a We Care primary care physician alongside Dr. Saver for nearly twenty years, and has served in several leadership roles for both We Care and the Indian River County Medical Society. She considered Dr. Saver a close friend and mentor and was inspired by his dedication and compassion. She is currently helping to care for Dr. Saver’s patients and also teaching his and her own medical students.
Even though Dr. Baker is very busy with her own new medical practice, she felt that helping support We Care and Dr. Saver’s legacy was of the utmost importance. The We Care Board, staff and patients are grateful for her leadership.
Donations in Dr. Saver’s honor can be made here online or by mail to:
PO Box 573 Vero Beach, FL 32961
He cared: Saver, icon of Indian River County health care, volunteerism,
leaves huge legacy
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations
in his name be sent to the We Care Foundation,
Box 573, Vero Beach, FL 32961
Dear Friends of We Care:
We thought that the best way for you to know about what We Care does is to hear from our patients and volunteer physicians. Recent testimonials follow.
Peace and good health,
Charles (Robi) Robinson, Executive Director
Improving the Health of Indian River County Residents
The “We Care” program, founded in 1991, provides free medical services for uninsured, low income Indian River County residents 18 years and older. This is made possible through our network of dedicated volunteer physicians including cardiologists, gastroenterologists, urologists, oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and other health care professionals.
With our unwavering commitment to improving the health of our local residents, forming community collaborations and advancing the “We Care” mission, we are the organization for providing health care services to medically indigent residents in our community.
Vital services offered by physician volunteers are valued at more than $1 million annually, however, other medical needs such as short-term prescription assistance, transportation for medical appointments, cataract lenses, medical supplies and more are needed for patients who otherwise could not afford them. The We Care Foundation of Indian River, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was formed in 2011 to help fund these needs. The Foundation’s mission is to improve continuity of care for patients in need and the “We Care” Mission is advanced with our Community’s donations and support.
Funded by an Impact 100 grant, a We Care Clinic was constructed in 2015. Located in a wing of the Gifford Health Center, the clinic is staffed with a full-time Primary Care physician and Care Coordinators with a mission to improve continuity of care – resulting in enriched quality of life.