Awards and Recognition

The Clinic has been the recipient of  awards and grants in recognition of its continuing effort to provide healthcare and wellness education to the community in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

September 2009–A contract with the WA Department of Health was signed for the $38,000 Diabetes Education Health Services Resources Grant.

October 2009Hospital Association Award for 2009.

March 2011–An article by Rose Gibbs published in the Winter 2011 issue of Alliance, a newsletter of the Western WA Area Health Education Center – Rose Gibbs Article Mar 2011.

February 2012Sequim Rotary Club Recognizes Free Clinic Director. The following press release was published in the Sequim Gazette, the Peninsula Daily News, and announced on local stations KSQM and KONP:

Sequim Noon Rotary President David Mattingley recognizes Rose M. Gibbs, RN, MHA/MPA, CNAA, for her contribution to the community by presentation of an honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award.

Each prestigious Paul Harris Award represents a $1,000 gift made in the name of the recipient to help support the humanitarian work of Rotary International and its PolioPlus program established to rid the world of the crippling disease.

Gibbs is Clinic Director of the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, often called the “Sequim Free Clinic”, which serves the un-insured and underinsured of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.

Rose Gibbs & David MattingleyShe oversees the medical care division of the Sequim Free Clinic. Working with some fifty doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals as well as dozens of volunteers, the clinic recorded 2,134 patient visits and dispensed $598,770 in health care to the community in 2011. Clinic operations are primarily supported by contributions from individual donors, with the help of grants from Olympic Medical Center, the City of Sequim, the Albert Haller Foundation, Sequim Rotary, and others. This past year, the community’s need for free medical-dental help increased dramatically due to rising unemployment in the area and the condition of our national economy. To learn more about the clinic, visit

For more information on the Rotary Club of Sequim, please visit their web site at