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Hackensack's Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative Receives $16,500 Grant

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative in Hackensack has received a $16,500 grant from the Suez Foundation to purchase two additional licenses for its electronic medical record (EMR) program.
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative in Hackensack has received a $16,500 grant from the Suez Foundation to purchase two additional licenses for its electronic medical record (EMR) program. Photo Credit: Bergen Volunteer Medical Center

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative in Hackensack has received a $16,500 grant from the Suez Foundation to purchase two additional licenses for its electronic medical record (EMR) program.

The EMR facilitates a seamless and coordinated care approach for each patient treated at BVMI; it also enables the extraction of critical patient data so that outcomes can be accurately tracked and protects the environment by reducing paper consumption.

BVMI’s move to a new and larger healthcare center this summer will allow the nonprofit healthcare center to see more patients – which also means more doctors and nurses.

“This generous donation from Suez Foundation will let more practitioners work simultaneously, and will help us grow in our new home,” said Amanda Missey, BVMI’s executive director.

BVMI provides free primary and preventive healthcare to Bergen County adults who work but cannot afford insurance. It is guided by the "Culture of Caring" and believes that how people are treated is as important as the care they receive.

With the help and expertise of 55 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dieticians and others, BVMI treated more than 1,000 patients in 6000 medical visits during 2015.

BVMI does not receive payment from patients, reimbursement from insurance companies or support from state or local government. The organization relies on contributions from individuals, businesses, community groups and foundations.

For additional information about BVMI, visit www.bvmi.org.

BVMI Healthcare Center, a state-licensed ambulatory care facility, is located at 241 Moore Street, Hackensack.

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