I have done some things in my life that I am really proud of. Founding Small Business California and the SF Small Business Advocates are a couple of them.
But there is nothing I am more proud of than my work with Volunteers in Medicine and cofounding Clinic by the Bay. All of our clinics are free clinics.
Volunteers in Medicine has 92 clinics around the country of which Clinic by the Bay is one. We also have a Clinic in ElCajon and Indio. I am Vice Chair of Volunteers in Medicine and we recently completed a survey of our clinics. Out of the 92 clinics 75 responded to the survey. Some of the highlights of our findings are:
In 2012 we served 96089 patients and had 362203 patient visits.
The cost per patient was $288 and per patient visit $80. Compare that to the cost of the emergency room.
We had 11412 volunteers. 5502 were medical professionals and 5910 Non Medical
The top 4 diagnosis problems were
I think this is truly remarkable given we do not accept any government money.
For complete survey go to link below
Here is your link: http://www.smallbusinesscalifornia.org/2012%20Survey%20Report.pdf
On May 29th Clinic by the Bay will be holding its spring fundraiser. The cost of tickets start at $100 and we will have a silent auction. For those of you in the SF area I hope you will attend. You can purchase tickets by going to our website www.clinicbythebay.org. Click on Events.
If you can’t attend a contribution of any amount would be greatly appreciated. You can do so online.
Thank you for your consideration and if anyone in the SF area is interested in volunteering please let me know. If you know a doctor or nurse that might be interested in volunteering please let them know.
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San Francisco, CA 94116