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HealthCare Partners Medical Group Donates Supply of Flu Vaccines to Volunteers in Medicine
Published on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 (3:41 p.m.)LAS VEGAS (January 28, 2013) – HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, specialty and urgent care services in Southern Nevada, donated a supply of flu vaccine on Jan. 18 to Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to treating uninsured patients who do not qualify for government assistance programs.
“With all signs pointing to a severe flu season in Southern Nevada, HealthCare Partners recognizes the importance of providing vaccines to community members in need,” said Dr. Amir Bacchus, chief medical officer of HealthCare Partners Medical Group. “Preventative medicine is a top priority for HealthCare Partners, and we have a responsibility to keep people healthy, regardless of whether they visit our company’s clinics.”
The donated vaccines are expected to have a significant impact for VMSN, which manages approximately 6,000 patient visits each year.
“These additional doses of the flu vaccine will have a direct impact on our community’s health,” said Dr. Florence Jameson, president and co-founder of VMSN. “I applaud HealthCare Partners for supporting the community with its outreach efforts.”
While flu vaccines are becoming increasingly scarce in Southern Nevada, they are still available at most HealthCare Partners clinics. Please visit www.hcpnv.com for a complete list of clinic locations.
About HealthCare Partners Nevada
HealthCare Partners Nevada is a medical group with a network of more than 290 primary care physicians and more than 1,300 specialists. With more than 99 clinics and specialty care affiliates throughout Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Boulder City and Mesquite, HealthCare Partners Nevada is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all of its patients. Through its Total Care model, HealthCare Partners provides patient-centered, comprehensive primary, specialty and urgent care services. Founded in 1996, HealthCare Partners Nevada is an affiliate of HealthCare Partners LLC, which has offices in California, Florida, New Mexico and Nevada.