Aug 01, 2016

Stop & Shop Helps Hackensack-Based Bergen Obesity Prevention Program

Daily Voice

Stop & Shop has donated 150 gift cards to help the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative with its new obesity-prevention program, BVMI officials said.

Jul 25, 2016

New Digs, Patients For Hackensack's Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

Daily Voice

Bergen County’s healthcare safety net is recruiting new patients and moving to a larger space.

Jul 14, 2016

Wyckoff Psychologist Shares ‘Secrets From The Sofa’

Daily Voice

Ken Herman of Wyckoff, an 89-year-old clinical psychologist, spoke to a packed auditorium at the Ridgewood library Tuesday on “How to Live a Meaningful Life.”

Jun 26, 2016

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative In Hackensack Receives $50,000 Grant

Daily Voice

The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative has been awarded $50,000 from the Russell Berrie Foundation.

Jun 10, 2016

Patient Transitions from Indulging Healthier Habits


Working long hours, eating on the run and not having enough time for exercise: That is a dangerous trio when it comes to your health. “Pablo” was taking that gamble every day when he first came to Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI). 

May 08, 2016

Hackensack's Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative Celebrates Nurses Week

Daily Voice

We’ve all had a “Florence Nightingale” moment at some point in our lives – that time we recall a caring, competent nurse making things a little easier for us or a loved one.

Apr 13, 2016

Teva Pharma, VIM team up to serve the forgotten in health care

Ragan's PR Daily

Teva’s 2013 survey showed it needed to do more to serve the unserved in health care. First, it had to find those who slipped through the nets. Enter Volunteers in Medicine.   

Apr 16, 2016

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative Honors Volunteers

Daily Voice

The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative recently welcomed more than 80 guests to its annual Volunteer Appreciation party, hosted by TD Bank.

Mar 15, 2016

Hackensack's Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative Headed Downtown

Daily Voice

The non-profit Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) is moving into a newer, larger facility this summer as part of the broader redevelopment plan for downtown Hackensack.

Mar 30, 2016

CVS Health Foundation Awards $1.5M in Community Health Grants

HIT Consultant

On Monday, CVS Health Foundation released new data from programs supported through partnerships with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

Jul 15, 2015

Center in Hackensack Offers Free Care to Bergen County Residents without Health Insurance & The Record

Lida, who lives in Bergen County and speaks only Spanish, is among the working poor of North Jersey and could not make a regular doctor’s appointment, because she doesn’t qualify for government assistance and lacks health insurance.

Oct 31, 2014

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Awards More than $600,000 in Grants to 31 Non-Profit Organizations

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Celebrating a decade of philanthropy in 2014, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey today announced the awarding of $613,250 in grants to 31 New Jersey non-profit organizations.

Jun 23, 2014

BVMI Founder Receives AMA Award

Volunteers in Medicine

Samuel Cassell, MD, is the recipient of the 2014 Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award for Excellence in Volunteerism, presented by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation. This award recognizes the work of senior physicians who provide treatment to patients who lack access to health care.

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