Volunteers in Medicine is pleased to introduce Austin Buskohl as our newest board member. Austin’s involvement with VIM began in 2019 when his employment as an IT supervisor with St. Charles Hospital coincided with the clinic’s implementation of our EPIC medical records system. He was instrumental in developing training for VIM volunteers and staff members as part of the “Go Live” support team and ensuring the software worked effectively. Austin returned as a regular weekly volunteer in 2022, helping at the front desk with eligibility screening and clinical training support.

Since moving to Oregon in early 2010, Austin has worked in a variety of industries, including wildlife conservation and education, healthcare and most recently, residential real estate. He believes that the common denominator in his professional experiences is the opportunity to communicate and interact with people. When not working or volunteering at VIM, Austin and his wife can be found kayaking on the Deschutes River or one of the many Cascade Lakes.

About Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades (VIM) is a nonprofit clinic in Bend that provides free medical care to low-income, uninsured adults from working families in Central Oregon. Our mission is “to improve the health and wellness of the medically uninsured or critically underserved through the engagement of professionals, community partners, and dedicated volunteers.” VIM is the only clinic in Central Oregon that cares for the uninsured without charge. Patients receive primary and specialty medical care, medications, mental health care, surgery, physical therapy, lab work, medical tests, and education programs. All care is provided through medical and support volunteers. www.vimcascades.org

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