Volunteers in Medicine has been blessed to have amazing and dedicated nurses offer their time and expertise to ensure our low income patients are provided the
utmost quality and compassionate care
. It isn't just your time and expertise that you provide but you give your
The volunteer nurses are led by Chris Gaughan, Nursing Director at VIM since the clinic's inception 12 years ago. For all those that know Chris, you understand the meaning of
compassion and kindness
. Many patients call Chris their "friend". The staff and volunteers call her "family".
All nurses play a
at the clinic. Oftentimes, you might be the first interaction a patient has in discussing not only their medical issues but also mental health issues. You handle every patient situation with the utmost
agility, grace and professionalism
. Every patient no matter of their socio-economic status is cared for with
Some busy days may seem physically exhausting and emotionally draining, but you let these difficulties be outweighed by the satisfaction of knowing that you play a
pivotal role in the healing process
. Nurses go through some of the most intimate moments with people from all walks of life, and it is from these experiences that one develops an altruism towards humankind.
Nursing is a passion for those filled with compassion
Thank you for all you do for VIM and our low income neighbors that need a helping hand and a caring heart.