July 2023 Newsletter

Aflac pays WV Health Right a visit. 

On a Wednesday in late June, officials from Aflac (including the company’s president Virgil Miller) met with our team at Magic Island Park to present a grant of $100,000 to support our ongoing efforts to increase healthcare access statewide.

This contribution will help us continue to stock vital medications and medical supplies as well as fund an in-house registered dietician and registered nurse health educator. We’re so grateful for Aflac’s generous investment in our mission to bring quality care to all West Virginians!

Leave a legacy with heart. 

The support of our community is what makes WV Health Right’s mission possible. Together, we’re able to provide more than 43,000 medically-underserved West Virginians statewide with high-quality, often life-saving care. During August—Make-a-Will Month—we ask that you consider helping extend our shared impact even farther through Planned Giving: a method of donating that integrates a donor’s charitable gift with his or her overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals to maximize benefits for everyone.

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We need your support to meet a $100,000 challenge match… 

For the first time ever, WV Health Right has been selected as a grant recipient by the Hearst Foundations, a major, national funder of “outstanding nonprofits” across the country. With this $100,000 grant, they’ve challenged our community to rise to the occasion and demonstrate our shared commitment to ensuring that all of our neighbors have access to healthcare with heart.

Let’s show them how West Virginians care for each other!

Remembering Ann Hyre and Dr. Dan Taylor


Ann Hyre was one of a kind. She was strong, smart as a whip, dedicated, loyal, a bearer of justice, and an outspoken advocate for the people we serve. We were lucky to have her as a coworker and friend for over 20 years here at WV Health Right.

Our CEO Dr. Angie Settle stated: “Ann could write a grant like no one else. She was a walking encyclopedia of ‘who’s who’ in Charleston and I leaned on her regularly to help connect me to potential funders and politicians. I loved listening to her because she taught me something new every time. When I applied to be CEO, she advised me and was in my corner. Ann is one of the top 5 females who have positively influenced my life and career. Her impact & mark at WV Health Right is eternal and your impact on me, in helping me be a fierce, strong, female leader, was a career game changer for me. Ann, please line out the heavens and have a talk with God about the next elections. I know you have strong opinions and are not afraid to share them. They could use your wisdom and experience up there. Until we meet again, my friend.”


Words cannot describe the gratitude WV Health Right has for Dr. Dan Taylor, a long-term volunteer dentist in our clinic and a recipient of our Volunteer of the Year a few years ago. He spent years and countless hours volunteering for WVHR after his retirement from his regular dental practice. He made free dentures for hundreds of clinic patients over the years and remained faithful even after his cancer diagnosis. If you have never experienced it, giving someone dentures who has been unable to eat or be gainfully employed due to their poor appearance is an absolute life-changing event. He was a mainstay, a regular face, and always present at the clinic with a smile on his face willing and eager to serve. He volunteered annually—again faithfully—at our RAM clinic event, helping to do dental screenings on 500+ patients over a two-day period.

“I last talked to Dr. Taylor a few months ago when he let me know he was retiring as a volunteer due to ailing health making it hard to perform the duties required,” said Dr. Angie Settle, CEO. “He made a donation to the clinic and apologized for leaving. I thanked him for all his years of service and his impact on our patients and let him know it was okay and that he had earned his volunteer ‘retirement.’ I said I would be forever grateful to him for ALL he did for our patients.”

It is Dr. Dan Taylor who encompassed the ideal and impactful WV Health Right volunteer. Fly high, Dr. Taylor. Thank you for giving yourself to help our patients in need.


“WV Health Right always finds a way. They provide the care and resources that no one else can.”

—Michelle Humphreys, Nurse Practitioner

Calling All Volunteers!

WV Health Right will be partnering with Remote Area Medical—RAM ® to host a pop-up clinic in Charleston from October 21-22 offering free medical, dental, and vision care to our community.

Every year, more than 600 volunteers help make this effort possible.

Our search for volunteers has started, so please be in touch if you’re interested! We’re in need of folks to provide both general support and medical care.

Feed the docs!

Ensure all volunteers are fed for the full 48-hour RAM event.

Contact Angie Settle to sponsor at ASettle@wvhealthright.org or 304-414-5931.

We’ve Got Good Stuff Cookin’

Join us every Thursday in the CommUNITY Wellness Center’s state-of-the-art teaching kitchen for lessons on food and meal prep basics to support a healthier life.

Classes are free and open to everyone 18+, whether or not you’re a current WV Health Right patient.

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