Dr. Peter Thompson Honored at Annual Harrison Society Event
CVIM hosted our annual Harrison Society Event in November, celebrating donors who support CVIM with a gift of $1,000 or more each year.
In memory of Dr. Frank Harrison, a dedicated CVIM volunteer, each year we recognize a CVIM supporter who goes above and beyond for our mission and our patients. This year, we honored Dr. Peter Thompson, a long-time volunteer and staff dentist, who supports CVIM in more ways than can be counted. Congratulations to Dr. Pete!
CVIM Welcomes Dr. Swintek as Interim VP of Dental Affairs
July 10, 2021
CVIM is proud to announce that David Swintek, DDS will be fulfilling the role of VP of Dental Affairs on an interim basis. Dr. Swintek has been a volunteer at CVIM since 2018 and is excited to be in this new role! Congrats to Dr. Swintek.
Welcome to the Board of Directors of CVIM!
July 10, 2021
CVIM is thrilled to welcome five new members to our Board of Directors, as our organization continues to grow and serve the community. Join us in welcoming:
Margolit C. Hillsberg – Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Citadel Federal Credit Union
Verdi J. DiSesa, MD – Senior Vice Dean and Chief Operating Officer at Drexel University College of Medicine
Karen L. Pinsky, MD – Chief Medical Officer at Chester County Hospital/Penn Medicine
Carlos E. Gomez, DDS – Pediatric Dentist at Children’s Dental Health and CVIM Volunteer
Eleanor Davis – Retired Nurse and Community Volunteer
CVIM Hosts 20th Anniversary Golf Classic
June 20, 2021
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, CVIM hosted our 20th Anniversary Golf Classic, raising money for our patients with free healthcare for over 20 years to ensure that our mission continues in our shared community.
Thank you to our corporate sponsors, Board members, volunteers, and friends who supported CVIM’s 20th Anniversary Golf Classic. Click here to view the morning flight results, auction and raffle winners.
Robert Parsons, DO, Honored with the 2020 Dr. Frank Harrison Society Award
October 28, 2020
On October 28, 2020, CVIM hosted a virtual event to honor members of the Harrison Society. Robert Parsons, DO was presented with the 2020 Dr. Frank Harrison Society Award. Dr. Parsons is a 7-year volunteer at CVIM, a current member of the Board of Directors, and an avid supporter of our mission.
We also welcomed Raida Rabah, MD, Chief, Section of Infectious Disease at Brandywine Hospital, Tower Health, for a special presentation – Connecting on COVID-19.
Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the award presentation!
19th Annual Golf Classic Cancelled
August 13, 2020
Due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and how long life-saving restrictions will last, it is necessary to cancel the 19th Annual CVIM Golf Classic.
We are deeply grateful to the many
corporate partners and individual donors who have generously exchanged their tee times for full charitable contributions towards our mission. Your unwavering commitment to our patients and community is inspiring to all.
Click Here to learn more about our Annual Golf Classic, including sponsorships, the Women’s Golf Clinic, and Raffle tickets!
CVIM Special Message
June 4, 2020
Community Volunteers in Medicine exists to reduce healthcare disparities in our community. We bring together volunteers, donors, and community partners to serve low-income, uninsured families who have nowhere else to turn for care.
We take a moment to reflect on the state of our nation, to recognize the pain being felt across the country, to share our support for the Black community, and to reject all forms of racism, hate, violence, and bigotry. During this week when so many Americans are demanding to be fully seen, heard and included, CVIM affirms our longstanding vision for our role in our community.
May we have eyes to see those who are rendered invisible and excluded,
May we have open arms and hearts to reach out and include them,
May our healing hands touch their lives with love,
And in the process heal ourselves.
We will work to be agents of change, providing healthcare, hope and healing in a time when all three are so desperately needed.
COVID-19 Touches the CVIM Family
May 8, 2020
The CVIM family and local healthcare community recently lost a hero. The COVID-19 pandemic claimed one of our own. Kathy Flamm was a nurse practitioner who volunteered at CVIM for nearly 14 years. Those of you who were in the clinic on Monday or Wednesday evenings these past few years will certainly remember her. Kathy was a compassionate caregiver who loved working with our patients. She was an inspiration to patients, friends and fellow volunteers, serving as a role model for perseverance in the face of immense challenges.
Most recently, Kathy worked in a long-term care facility and did not back away from the challenges presented there by this pernicious virus. Unfortunately, this was the obstacle she could not overcome. Kathy will be missed. We send our most sincere sympathies to her family. May Kathy’s legacy encourage all of us to fight on, together, in service to others.
CVIM Mourns Passing of Founder and Philanthropist Elizabeth R. Moran
January 25, 2020
Elizabeth “Betty” R. Moran, whose lifetime of community service and philanthropic leadership is evident at Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) and throughout the Chester County region, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23. She was 89. As one of CVIM’s founders, Betty was deeply engaged as a Board member, fundraiser extraordinaire, and consummate champion for our patients.
Betty was a social entrepreneur who believed deeply in CVIM’s mission to serve the people of the Chester County region by creating access to quality healthcare offered by compassionate clinical and non-clinical volunteers. Betty talks about the founding of CVIM in this short video clip.
Betty’s generosity and personal commitment to our organization was extraordinary, her impact is immeasurable, and our appreciation goes far beyond what words can express. We are proud and honored to be part of her legacy.
Betty’s official obituary can be found here.