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New Grant Opportunity for VIM Clinics

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in News |

All VIM clinics are eligible to apply for a new grant, “Enhancing Access2Care”.  This grant is made possible with funding from Teva Pharmaceuticals, and is being implemented in partnership with colleagues at Direct Relief. VIM clinics have taken an active role in communities across America by developing innovative strategies to prevent and treat chronic...

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MEETING COMMUNITY NEEDS IN TIMES OF CHANGE

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in News, Uncategorized |

Clinics in our Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Alliance are designed to respond to the changing needs of their communities.  HealthLink Dental Clinic in Southhampton, Pennsylvania is an excellent example. HealthLink opened in 2001, “bridging the gap” between those who qualified for Medical Assistance and those who could afford health care coverage.   By 2015,...

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New VIM Clinic Opens in Ohio

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in News |

We are pleased to announce welcome a new Volunteers in Medicine clinic to our alliance.  The Student Outreach to the Area Residents SOAR Student-Run Free Clinic recently opened its door to serve a medical need in Portage County. The clinic, operated in partnership with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), provides high quality, non-emergent, no-cost...

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Culture of Caring Makes VIM Special

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in News |

The Culture of Caring is the heart and soul of Volunteers in Medicine.  It treats each volunteer and patient with the dignity, compassion, and respect they deserve. Marco came to the United States from Italy. When he arrived, he spoke very little English. He knew he needed to see a doctor, but was apprehensive. A friend insisted that all he needed to do...

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In one split second a life can change dramatically

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in News |

Jessie, a 42-year old man in obvious pain, limped into the VIM Berkshires clinic after a recent auto accident.  He had spent a week in the hospital recovering from a broken collarbone, facial lacerations, broken foot, several broken vertebrae, and was clearly struggling with PTSD from the experience. A professional part-time landscaper, he, his wife, and...

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