CLACKAMAS VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

aka Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine - The Founders Clinic   |   Oregon City, OR   |  www.clackamasvim.org

Mission

It is our mission at Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine to serve the health needs of uninsured, low-income people in Clackamas County by providing free and inclusive medical care through dedicated medical and community volunteers.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Martha L. Spiers LCSW

Medical Director

Annie Tubman MD

Main address

P.O. Box 2592

Oregon City, OR 97045 USA

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EIN

37-1621141

NTEE code info

Community Health Systems (E21)

Medical Disciplines (G90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) is a free primary care clinic serving low-income, uninsured/underinsured people who live in Clackamas County, Oregon. Over 23,000 people in Clackamas County are uninsured, and more have coverage that does not include essential services like dental or vision. Most of our patients have one or more jobs, and don't qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid), or can't afford deductibles or premiums. As an allied clinic of the national Volunteers in Medicine, CVIM does not bill insurance or take payment for care provided. Services are provided by volunteer doctors, nurses, students, lab techs, and administrative volunteers supported by a small paid staff of five, and through the generous support of donors and grants. Without CVIM many of our patients would go untreated until needing emergency room care. CVIM prevents higher level cost to society by providing low-barrier primary care, and provides training for people entering the workforce.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Primary health care, health insurance enrollment and referrels for specialty care

Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine is a non-profit healthcare organization dedicated to providing quality and culturally responsive healthcare to low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents of Clackamas County. Located in Oregon City, Oregon, we are the only clinic in Clackamas County which offers medical services at no cost to patients.

Our Vision: To become a premiere and sustainable model of effective compassionate integrated volunteer-based healthcare. We provide:

Appointment-Based Primary Care: Volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners provide primary care services to Clinic patients, including disease prevention and health maintenance. Services include physical exams, care for patients with chronic disease (such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and heart disease), and education for self-care.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) aims to fill a gap in access to medical care by providing compassionate and culturally responsive free healthcare to uninsured and underinsured low-income residents of Clackamas County. 50% of our patients are Spanish-speaking, and depending on their immigration status may have no where else to turn for their medical care. Thought almost 50% of our patients are Caucasian US residents we are seeing more and more patients who have immigrated from other countries, and require care to be offered in languages that they understand. Providing increasingly complex culturally responsive care is a priority at CVIM.

CVIM's other priority is to both economize and provide a valuable service by utilizing the talents and skills of retired (volunteer) healthcare and social service professionals, and provide training opportunities for people entering the field through internships, residencies and "welfare to Work" programs.

Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) is modeled from the national Volunteers in Medicine organization. CVIM employs five staff who work diligently to support our volunteers and patients through volunteer recruitment/coordination and patient care coordination. CVIM also partners with the county government, and local healthcare systems, social services and businesses who support our operations through cash and in-kind donations, as well as small grants. Marketing is done through social media, word of mouth, community outreach and traditional media outlets. CVIM averages about thousand volunteer hours each month. CVIM hosts an annual luncheon which raises about a third of our operating budget. Another third is raised through small grants from local community partners and the remaining third is raised through individual end of year and Giving Tuesdays donations.

Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine opened it's doors in 2012 with a small endowment from the Willamette Falls Hospital Foundation. Our patient population has been slowly increasing since that time. We have a 14 member Board of Directors with links to the community and a balance of skillsets. Our volunteer Medical Director, Dr. Iris Schrijver, joined our team from Stanford University in November of 2017. Our new Executive Director, Martha Spiers LCSW, joined in July 2018 after retiring from a 25 year career with Clackamas County. With new leadership CVIM heading into this next year with renewed vision and energy to grow service access to our target population. CVIM will need to move it's clinic from the current location in 3 - 5 years, and will be embarking on a Capital Campaign in the near future.

CVIM has stayed in operation for six years with very few resources, and with a very small budget, providing excellent care to a community disproportionately effected by the social determinants of health. We provide health education classes in both Spanish and English and hope to continue improving the health literacy skills of the population we serve. We have excellent relationships and support from our community partners. We have been able to maintain a robust cadre of medical volunteers.

As mentioned above, CVIM will need a new clinic building soon. We will be embarking on a capital campaign soon. The resources required to accomplish this goal will likely exceed the limits of our small community. Increasing our funding base and expanding our reach into the community are our two priorities as we look to the near future.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Low income, uninsured adults in Clackamas County

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Advisory Council,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are increasing our messaging around our move based on feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Still too early to know.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We are piloting paying people to participate in focus groups.,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CLACKAMAS VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

Board of directors
as of 3/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nhien Le

Michael Norris

Founder, Retired Family Practice

Darlene Fritsche

Retired Intel

Vicki Yates

Retired Attorney, Small Business Owner

Marc Gonzales

Retired CFO Clackamas County, Vice-Chair

Jeff Gudman

Retired Investor, Treasurer

Dr. Janet Leigh

Retired MD; OB-GYN-Medical Volunteer, Secretary

Lance Nunn

COO Oregon Coast Bank, Member-at-large

Dr. Edward Lin

Family and Community Medicine DO, Member-at-large

Sitara Lones

Family Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology, Member-at-large

Zulema Naegele

Vice Principal, Roosevelt High School, PPS, Member-at-large

Mini Sharma-Ogle

PGE Manager-Government Affairs & Tribal Liaison, Member-at-large

Dr. Janet Leigh

Retired MD; OB-GYN-Medical Volunteer, Secretary

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/09/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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