Iowa City Free Medical Clinic
June 19, 2011
The Free Medical Clinic makes a significant contribution to the community by providing necessary medical care to those who would not otherwise be able to access it. As a new member to the Board of Directors, each month I learn of a "service story" that details quality medical care given to a patient, the benefits to the patient and the reduction of costs to the medical community via diverted utilization of the emergency room for care. The staff and Co-Directors truly care about the well being of all people.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have not personally utilized the services of the FMC but have toured the clinic and have discussed what is available with staff and Directors. Area clinicians and dentists find value in donating their time to work in a variety of the clinics offered. This speaks volumes for the reputation of the FMC.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find more secure and sustainable funding.
Board Member & I help the clinic by serving on the policy board and securing additional funding sources to maintain the quality of care provided by FMC/.