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Order of Malta Clinic honors Dr. Robert Stein
November 1st, 2016

The Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California honored Dr. Robert James Stein at its 8th Annual Silver Chalice Awards Dinner on Oct. 11 at the St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco. The Silver Chalice award was presented by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Oakland Bishop Michael Barber SJ. It is given annually to the individual who has most contributed to the ongoing success of the Order of Malta Clinic, a free clinic that provides medical services for the uninsured and poor in the Bay Area.


The awards dinner helped raise funds to expand the clinic’s operations from three days to four days weekly. Over the last eight years, the Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California in Oakland has provided over 23,000 basic medical care treatments to new and returning patients with only the support of private donations. The clinic accepts no fees or public funding for its services.


As a volunteer, Stein was asked to help determine the feasibility of opening the free Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. Stein became part of an ongoing committee that designed the service parameters for the clinic, most of which still exists today and has allowed the clinic to exceed the two-and-a-half year average life span of faith-based clinics.


From November 3, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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