A $30,000 donation to a charity clinic in Charlottesville is made by UVA Health in honor of a doctor.

UVA Health has given a donation of $30,000 to the Charlottesville Free Clinic, in honor of National Doctors Day and to acknowledge the exceptional doctors who have contributed to the community. K. Craig Kent, M.D, who is the CEO of UVA Health and also the Executive Vice President of Health Affairs at UVA, expressed the significance of the contribution by saying “This gift is a token of our appreciation for your tireless service to our patients throughout the year.”

In 1992, the Charlottesville Free Clinic was founded by Dr. In, a medical professional, who aimed to provide free medical care of the highest quality to individuals in the United States who were uninsured or underinsured. Currently, the clinic relies on medical professionals such as those working at UVA Health, who collectively donate over 14,000 hours annually. The clinic serves more than 2,600 medical, dental, and mental health patients each year who total more than 8,000 patient visits annually.

Susan R. Sherman, the Executive Director of the Charlottesville Free Clinic, expressed her gratitude for the donation from UVA Health, stating “This generous donation from UVA has enabled the Charlottesville Free Clinic to provide care to our most vulnerable neighbors – those without insurance and with limited income. This support will allow us to provide this treatment at no cost to our patients. And by continuing to care for these neighbors in free clinics, we can avoid them needlessly using the UVA emergency department.”

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