My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Hackensack, NJ, USA
BVMI is special to me
1- because of the good it is doing providing health care to many people who could not otherwise obtain it,
2- because of the extraordinary volunteers who WANT to be there, offering their truly expert care in all health care fields,
3- because the concept of what we are doing is so compelling it continues to attract not only volunteers but donors as well.
The impact on the local community is many fold, 1- reducing the use of the five hospital ERs for primary care, which in turn lowers state taxes on the public, 2- improving the public health by treating undetected communicable diseases, 3- by diagnosing and treating common medical conditions such as HBP, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, as well as advising on
care of obesity and mental health issues.
I continue to support BVMI because of all of the above, and to quote the first VIM founder Dr John McConnel, “It is a joy to do what we are doing."
Dr. Samuel Cassell
BVMI Founding Chair