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Local charities unveil new partnership

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 19:04:54-05

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican recently presented Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada with an eight-passenger van to help their clients receive much-needed, free medical care.

Through a partnership with local nonprofit medical clinic Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada will use the van to transport clients to clinics run by VMSN, including the recently opened Ruffin Family Clinic at 1240 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Funding also covers the first year of salary for a medical case manager/driver who will coordinate the transportation of clients to medical appointments.

“The holiday season is a great time to give thanks for so many things,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “This is an efficient way to take care of the needs of our community without clogging up our emergency rooms for acute care that can be handled by the professionals at Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada.

“At Volunteers in Medicine, we’re just so thankful and blessed to be able to serve this patient population,” said Dr. Gard Jameson, VMSN’s treasurer.