Through a $150,000 grant to the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Care-A-Van program, the Obici Healthcare Foundation is helping provide health services to uninsured residents in the Western Tidewater region.
“The Obici Healthcare Foundation funded the Bon Secours Care-A-Van because transportation for health services is a major concern in rural communities,” said Rick Spencer, senior program officer.
“Funding for the Care-A-Van aligns well with the Obici Foundation’s mission statement of ‘responding to the medical needs of the indigent and uninsured and by supporting programs which have the primary purpose of preventing illness and disease,’” he said.
The Bon Secours Maryview Foundation applied for the Obici grant and has raised the funds to purchase a second Care-A-Van vehicle through the generosity of donors.
“I am so pleased that the Bon Secours Hampton Roads Foundations, through their funding, were able to expand the Care-A-Vans’ mission to Hampton Roads. The Care- A-Van initiative embodies the core value of Bon Secours in giving good help to those in need®,” said Brennan O’Connor, Maryview Foundation Board chair.
“And there is no greater need in our community than the compassionate care provided by Dr. [Amy] Price and her staff to the uninsured — an often relegated segment of our society,” continued O’Connor.
The Care-A-Van team, which is now planning new sites, will begin expanded services in spring 2012.