Volunteers in Medicine America Employs Telemedicine to Combat the Crisis
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we implemented a Telemedicine Initiative to ensure that our 94 Volunteers in Medicine Clinics could provide free healthcare to more than 100,000 people in need – from the safety of home.
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The Story of Volunteers in Medicine
Volunteers in Medicine America (VIM America) began in Hilton Head, South Carolina. In the early 1990s, one out of three people who lived on Hilton Head Island had no access to health care, a rate twice the national average. At the same time, retired medical personnel including physicians, nurses, and dentists expressed an interest in finding a way to continue practicing their profession on a voluntary, part-time basis to help those without access to medical care.
Amanda Missey, CEO for the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) was recently featured in Forbes. Read the full article here......
Volunteer-based Chattanooga medical clinic continues treating uninsured residents despite COVID-19 challenges
Read the full article on the Chattanooga Times Free Press website at... https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2021/feb/02/volunteer-based-chattanooga-medical-clinic/540883/# You can also view a clinic site tour featured on WDEF at... Volunteers in Medicine...
Good news from our affiliate clinic Volunteers in Medicine – San Diego, Maureen Hartin, CEO. Maureen shared with VIM America that their Board Chair, Stuart Harvey, received the Andrus Award from CA AARP recently. Please watch the video below and congratulations to Mr....
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Right now, in 92 VIM clinics spread throughout the country thousands of volunteer professionals are heroically serving on the frontlines providing free healthcare to nearly 100,000 people in need. Given that many of these volunteers and the people they serve are highly susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, Volunteers in Medicine America launched a Telemedicine initiative to enable them to deliver care from the safety of home. With the help of generous supporters like you we can do even more…