Volunteer Highlight: Dr. Kelley

DR. KELLEY LEAVES A LEGACY WITH VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE Harley Kelley, MD (pictured right) first heard about VIM from the clinic’s first Medical Director, Bob Hakala, MD. Dr. Kelley has been a surgeon for over 50 years (eight of which were in the Vietnam War), and is one of VIM’s original doctors, having begun his […]

Volunteer Highlight: Mary Pat Clasen

Volunteer Story: Mary Pat Clasen This week we’re profiling dedicated VIM volunteer Mary Pat Clasen. Mary Pat is originally from the Midwest, where she grew up in Chicago, went to school in Minnesota, and raised her own family in Wisconsin. After she and her husband Tom’s four children graduated high school, the couple moved to […]

Volunteer Highlight: Addie

Volunteer Story: Addie At a very tender age, Addie learned the most important lesson about the purpose and meaning of life: to use your gifts, skills and abilities in service that helps other people in some way. This lesson was learned at the knee of her mother, a pediatrician who founded a hospital in Tijuana, […]

Patient Story: Emily

Patient Story: Emily About 10 years ago, Emily was on a ski trip and took a hard fall right on her abdomen that happened to hit a mole. She didn’t think much of it at the time but soon began to feel pain around her mole. A few days later she noticed the skin around […]

Patient Story: Nola and John Lopez

Patient Story: Nola and John Lopez John and Nola Lopez met in Idaho and traveled around the country after they got married. They settled down and bought property in La Pine in 1982. John grew up in Mexico and Nola on a quiet ranch on the Oregon Coast. Nola worked as a CNA until she […]

Founding Director: Jim Peterson

Founding Director: Jim Peterson “Just imagine if you did not have health insurance. What would you do if you, or a loved one, needed medical care but you had nowhere to turn for help?” This is the fundamental question Jim Peterson, VIM Founding Director, and other key founders asked themselves twenty years ago when faced […]

Patient Story: Ramona

Patient Story: Ramona Seventeen years ago, Ramona moved to Central Oregon with her husband and four children. She soon learned that she had diabetes, but she did not have resources for treatment. Luckily, her uncle told her about Volunteers In Medicine Clinic Of The Cascades (VIM). Her uncle was a former VIM patient, and VIM […]

Welcome to the board: Kayley Mendenhall

Welcome to the board: Kayley Mendenhall Volunteers in Medicine is honored to welcome Kayley Mendenhall to our board of directors! Kayley is the Vice President of Strategic Communications for St. Charles Health Systems, which provides her with first-hand knowledge of the many challenges facing our regional healthcare system and the special role VIM plays in […]