My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Hackensack, NJ, USA
BVMI is a hidden gem of medical care for a very needy population. Patients get care from dedicated professionals - a few paid staff but mostly volunteer professionals. My service as a volunteer provides the opportunity while retired, to continue using my education and the skills I acquired while working for 36 years at a nearby major medical center. Unlike work in the hospital, I see patients before they have developed acute problems and by educating them on healthy eating, I am able to help them prevent hospitalization. The care given at BVMI places a strong emphasis on healthy living and prevention of the complications of major diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. As we help people control risk factors and improve their health, both they and society at large benefit. Our patients are very appreciative of the care they get and their expressions of thanks makes my work rewarding.