Volunteers in Medicine

Medicaid Expansion Shifts Mission of Oregon’s Free Clinics

Some clinics have chosen to continue a focus on the uninsured -- and now serve mostly immigrants, shut out of Obamacare. Others now accept Medicaid, continuing the focus on their existing low-income patients now lucky to have coverage.

Obamacare has meant that the Oregon Health Plan, which had been limited to a lottery for low-income adults last year is now open to 365,000 people.

Bend’s Volunteers in Medicine Calls for Nominations for Ronald E. Carver, MD Heart of Healthcare Award

The Lund Report
Recognizing Central Oregon licensed medical professionals who donate care to the medically underserved locally, nationally or internationally.

Hundreds of medical professionals in Central Oregon donate thousands of hours each year to care for those who cannot afford, or do not have, access to healthcare.  Many volunteer close to home, while others travel around the world to serve those in need.

 

Bend's Volunteers in Medicine Announces Winners of Its Annual Heart of Healthcare Award

The Lund Report
Recognizing Central Oregon medical professionals who donate care to the medically underserved locally, nationally or internationally

April 13, 2012 -- Bend's Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) today announced
the winners of its annual Heart of Healthcare award. The two recipients are Dr. Catherine Quas, a pediatric dentist/orthodontist at Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics; and Dr. J. Randall Jacobs, director of the Bend Memorial Clinic's Urgent Care Department.

"At our clinic in Bend we work every day with Central Oregon medical

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