Congratulations to member agency Volunteers in Medicine which recently took home the Be More Healthy Award as part of the Be More Awards hosted by the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network and sponsored by United Way and others. In presenting the award, United Way Executive Director Barry Lessow noted that Volunteers in Medicine fills an essential need by providing free primary care, dental, and mental health services to those who could not otherwise afford them. The agency, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, also offers treatment for acute and chronic conditions and preventative health education for citizens who are between or transitioning into health insurance as well as the uninsured in Monroe and Owen counties.
"We are so honored to have been presented with the Be More Healthy Award recognizing the many dedicated volunteers that are at the heart of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic." said Nancy Richman, Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine, of receiving the award. "Our volunteers have extraordinary dedication to the mission of this organization, and amazing compassion and caring for our patients. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, ages, backgrounds and cultures, and they come together to provide the operational infrastructure that allows us to provide exceptional healthcare. The unsung heroes of Volunteers in Medicine!"
The financial component of the award will be used to purchase equipment that will enhance patient care. United Way congratulates Volunteers in Medicine for their commitment to the health of our community.
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