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Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada receives generous donation

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Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada receives generous donation

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 27, 2014

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada recently announced that it received a generous donation of $40,000 from the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation.

The donation will support the volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which is dedicated to providing the uninsured with medical care.

The Keyser Foundation is based in Reno. VMSN will use $15,000 to buy equipment for its Paradise Park Clinic. The remainder of the grant will be used to support the nonprofit's general operating costs.

“Volunteers in Medicine is extremely grateful for this charitable donation. Without the support of generous donors such as the Keyser Foundation, we would not be able to carry out our mission of providing much needed health care for the uninsured in Nevada” said Dr. Florence Jameson, founder and president of VMSN.

There are more than 300,000 uninsured residents of Nevada. VMSN helps 2,300 patients, providing approximately 5,500 patient visits annually. This is made possible by 450 volunteer physicians, nurses, medical personnel and general support staff.

VMSN is planning to begin construction soon on a second clinic in downtown Las Vegas. A clinic downtown will allow VMSN to serve more patients and expand its services to include vision, dental and mental health care. The new clinic will be located on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Madison Avenue.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.