Virginia B Andes Volunteer Community Clinic Inc

Port Charlotte, FL   |  www.volunteercare.org

Mission

The mission of Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic (VBA) is dedicated to providing no-cost volunteer medical, pharmacy and wellness services to the under-served in Charlotte County.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Ms. Suzanne Roberts

Main address

21297 Olean Blvd. Unit B

Port Charlotte, FL 33952 USA

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Formerly known as

St Vincent de Paul Community Healthcare, Inc. D/B/A Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic

EIN

65-0958642

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Specifically Named Diseases (G80)

Medical Disciplines (G90)

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Our programs

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Medical Clinic

Providing underserved Charlotte County Residents semi urgent, primary health care and wellness services. Hours of Operation 9am-8pm / Monday-Friday.

Population(s) Served

The Pharmacy is located within the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic is available to residents of Charlotte County who are in financial need, and unable to pay for prescription medication. Applicants must prove household expenses equal or exceed income. Upon qualification, our state-licensed pharmacy provides a 30-day fill while a designated Volunteer Patient Advocate applies to pharmaceutical manufacturers for a patient to be enrolled in their Compassionate Care Program, so patients can receive their medication free of charge for as long as needed. No controlled substances prescribed.
VBA is the only No Cost Pharmacy provider for the uninsured in Charlotte County . Our patients represent the following:45% of Charlotte County population is between 40-69 years of age. VBA patients are uninsured and typically: Too young for Medicare, Recently unemployed, Not eligible for Medicaid, Needing immediate Pharmacy services. The "working poor" who slip through the cracks.

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Where we work

Accreditations

Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments Accreditation 2017

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce 2010

CLIA-Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments 2016

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce 2010

United Way Member Agency 2010

Goals & Strategy

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TO PROVIDE NO-COST, VOLUNTEER MEDICAL, PHARMACY, AND WELLNESS
SERVICES TO THE UNDER-SERVED IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

The VBA primarily goals are to:

• Prevent the progression of serious disease by early intervention
• Encourage a commitment to good health and wellness by all its patients
• Provide the educational tools and one-on-one personal support that empowers people to make and keep long-term lifestyle
changes

The core vision and philosophy of the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic is to assure that every uninsured, underinsured, and economically disadvantaged Charlotte County resident receives quality care with dignity regardless of age, ethnicity, or income.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
2012-2014
OBJECTIVES
1. Create structured annual giving campaign strategy that diversifies revenue streams and
builds sustainable, loyal funding sources, particularly individual giving.
2. Leverage economies of scale and resources through the identification of innovative
partnerships that provide mutual mission fulfillment, greater operational efficiencies,
and financial benefits.
3. Tie funding opportunities to strategic program objectives and make sure all programs
are underwritten in advance.
4. Address feasibility of a capital expansion, and secure majority of funds required to
proactively address the current aging 3,000 sq. foot trailer that not only limits the ability
of the clinic and pharmacy to meet community needs, but is highly vulnerable to severe
weather.
5. Design, create, and effectively integrate best practices policies and procedures
regarding accounting, reporting, risk management, Board roles and responsibilities,
quality control, employee/volunteer management, and electronic medical records.
6. Invest in health wellness programs and services as core to the VBA mission and strategy
of prevention.

VBA Strengths:
Secure Staff, CEO & Volunteers & Board & Organization
EHR- amazing charts
Variety of services offered
Hours offers/ right place/right time
Compassion
On mission
Accessible
Virginia B. Andes Foundation
Flexible
Community support and partnerships
Set up for growth
Variety of services
Unique Model combination: Free clinic/pharmacy

1. Created levels of giving with focus on “Pacesetter” lead annual gifts, ($1,000+) and
increased individual giving.
2. Forged major innovative public/private partnerships and designed major State
collaboration grant strategy resulting in $350,000+ in support of the effective
management of primary, episodic, and emergency care community resources.
3. Secured 100% funding to advance strategic program and mission objectives, including but not limited to the following:
b) Breast Health Initiative – Susan G. Komen $260,000 (2 year grant period)
c) Conversion to all electronic health records, including software, training and staff; and, upgrade of pharmacy resources - Bon Secours Foundation $107,000
4. Recruited VBA ad hoc community leadership committee to assess feasibility
of much-needed physical site expansion: Secured initial $750,000 capital gift toward expansion.
5. Purchased, Renovated and Successfully Opened New Clinic and Pharmacy located at
21297 - B Olean Blvd Port Charlotte, Florida 33952 in 2012, which was the core
Objective since 2009.
6. Achieved balanced budget and created $95,000 emergency reserve fund.
7. Reorganized staff and volunteer structure.
8. Instituted accounting practices with monthly reporting.
9. Instituted policies, procedures, and manual for employees and volunteers.
10. Conducted 2013 strategic fundraising retreat.
11. Launched Future Fund annual campaign with focus on sustainability, and raised over $125K by July 2013.
STRATEGIC PLANNING

Financials

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Virginia B Andes Volunteer Community Clinic Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Bill Hawley

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mrs. Laura Amendola

Wealthcare4Widows & Amendola Financial Group

Term: 2018 - 2020

Vance Wright- Browne

Florida Cancer Specialists

Bill Hawley

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Kathy Robinson

Centennial Bank

Michael Grant

Ambitrans

Phyllis Walker

McCrory Law Firm

Laura Amendola

Raymond James Financial

Donna Cardenas

Port Charlotte Florist Qwner

Robin Bayne

Retired VP Business Professional

Geurt Peet

Millennium Physician Group

Brian Presley

Presley Financial Services

Kristin Cardona

Life Care Punta Gorda

Debra Clark, RN

CNO Bayfront Health Port Charlotte