LAS VEGAS – Dr. Florence Jameson, founder and president of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), has been named to the Silver State Health Exchange Board by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Jameson will serve as the liaison between uninsured Nevadans and life-saving health care programs they need. VMSN is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access to preventative and comprehensive medical care.
Jameson founded VMSN as a way to provide access to health care for Southern Nevada's hard-working families. As a member of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange board, Jameson will be able to widen her reach and realize her mission of helping the working poor, who have little or no access to quality health care, receive the services they so desperately need.
“It is an honor to be appointed to the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board. As Nevadans, it is important that we come together to insure that nobody goes to bed without the life-saving medications they need,” said Jameson. “I’m looking forward to working with fellow board members to increase health care for people across the state.”
VMSN provides 6,000 patient visits a year and serves as the medical home for more than 2,500 patients. Under the leadership of Jameson, the organization has fostered meaningful partnerships with pharmaceutical companies, facilities who provide in-kind services such as labs and X-rays and a network of volunteers. Through the generosity of these partners, VMSN is able to provide uninsured Southern Nevadans with about $4 million in health care every year on a budget of approximately $1 million.
Jameson attended UCLA Medical School where she earned her medical degree and finished her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. In 1985, she opened her private practice in Las Vegas and has spent the last 28 years caring for women and welcoming babies into the world. She has dedicated herself to the welfare of the medical profession having served as past president of both the Clark County Medical Society and the Nevada State Medical Association.
To learn more about VMSN and to find out how you can volunteer or donate visit, www.vmsn.org.
About Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, was founded in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to find a way to provide access to health care to Southern Nevada’s working citizens. Its mission is to provide quality healthcare and support, in a culture of caring, to the working uninsured and unemployed residents in Southern Nevada. VMSN provides preventative health care in order to care for the neglected and unseen members of the community. It also helps prevent acute hospitalization, reducing hospital cost and decreasing taxpayer burdens. Learn more: www.vmsn.org