Culture of Caring


The Culture of Caring is based on an ethical standard in medicine that was practiced long ago and we believe should be embraced again. We believe that how people are treated during a visit to BVMI’s Healthcare Center is as important as the medical care they receive.

The Culture of Caring recognizes the strengths of those in need and respects their dignity. We seek to heal not only physical illnesses, but also the injury caused by bias, prejudice and indifference. BVMI believes the Culture of Caring has two aspects:

  • The first is the belief that healing begins when a patient is greeted at the door, invited in and accorded the interest, dignity and respect that s/he may not have encountered elsewhere in life.
  • The second aspect of the Culture of Caring is the belief that the care and healing provided at the Healthcare Center benefits the volunteers and employees as much as the patients.