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Volunteers in Medicine Thanks Dignity Health and Quest Diagnostics for Donations
Published on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 (10:14 a.m.)LAS VEGAS – (February 20, 2013) 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 $100,000 dollars in grant donations.
Dignity Health awarded $50,000 to VMSN in order to provide a variety of healthcare services to individuals without insurance. This donation is in keeping with Dignity Health’s commitment to the community which focuses on disease prevention, treatment of chronic disease and health education.
Quest Diagnostics, Inc., another long-time supporter of VMSN, has also extended their support of the organization through a $50,000 in-kind donation of lab tests for 2013.
“I’d like to extend my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Dignity Health and Quest Diagnostics,” said VMSN founder Dr. Florence Jameson. “Thanks to our generous community partners VMSN is able to care for thousands of Southern Nevada’s uninsured patients and improve the lives of hard-working individuals in need.”
In 2012, VMSN saw more than 2,600 patients and managed more than 5,700 patient visits at its Paradise Park clinic. During that time, VMSN provided approximately $4 million in health care, using $1 million in donations.
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