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Volunteers in Medicine Thanks Valley Hospital Medical Center for Electrocardiogram Machine
Published on Thu, May 15, 2014 (11:21 a.m.)LAS VEGAS – (May 15, 2014) Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access to preventative and comprehensive medical care, announced today the generous donation of an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine from Valley Hospital Medical Center.
The EKG machine is only one of many contributions Valley Hospital has made to VMSN. With this donation physicians at VMSN will be able to run tests that detect heart problems such as heart attacks, arrhythmias and heart failure. They can also effectively monitor the heart health of patients with pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
The donation will aid VMSN’s mission to provide free health care for Southern Nevadans at the organization’s clinic located in Paradise Park at 4770 Harrison Drive, #200 in Las Vegas.
“We cannot express our gratitude enough to Valley Hospital for this kind donation,” said Dr. Florence Jameson, founder of VMSN. “Caring partners such as Valley Hospital are an invaluable resource for us. Without the generosity of these organizations, Volunteers in Medicine would not be able to help and care for so many Southern Nevadans in need.”
VMSN serves as the medical home for more than 2,500 patients, and through the generosity of partners such as Valley Hospital, the organization is able to deliver nearly $4 million in health care every year on a budget of approximately $1 million. Supported by volunteers and community partners, VMSN provides doctor visits, diagnostic services and medications completely free of charge for uninsured Nevadans.
VMSN plans to expand its reach by opening a second clinic in downtown Las Vegas. In addition to making the organization’s services more accessible for the city’s uninsured, a clinic downtown will allow VMSN to serve more patients and expand its services to include vision, dental and mental health care. Although VMSN has secured a location for its new facility on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Madison Avenue, they are still raising funds to break ground and begin construction.
To learn more about the downtown clinic and find out how you can volunteer or donate visit, www.vmsn.org.
About Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, was founded in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to find a way to provide access to health care to Southern Nevada’s working citizens. Its mission is to provide quality healthcare and support, in a culture of caring, to the working uninsured and unemployed residents in Southern Nevada. VMSN provides preventative health care in order to care for the neglected and unseen members of the community. It also helps prevent acute hospitalization, reducing hospital cost and decreasing taxpayer burdens. Learn more: www.vmsn.org