Volunteers in Medicine receives grant

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades (VIM) recently received a $1,500 grant from Wells Fargo.

The grant will sponsor comprehensive medical care for three low-income, uninsured adults in Central Oregon for one year.

“The majority of our patients have one or more chronic condition,” said Kat Mastrangelo, executive director of VIM. “These conditions include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and mental health diagnoses; all of which are manageable with medical oversight and access to care.”

VIM does not receive government funding and does not accept insurance. The clinic is 100 percent supported by private foundations, businesses and individual donations, plus in-kind contributions of professional services and supplies.

“We are fortunate to have the support of businesses like Wells Fargo to help sponsor the medical care of at-risk adults in our community,” stated Mastrangelo. “Together we are changing healthcare one person at a time.”


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