The Volunteer Physicians Network (VPN) is a web-based referral network that allows for the lower income, uninsured patients of four local safety-net clinics access to specialty physicians, labs, and hospitals. Since each clinic provides primary health care it is necessary to have a system that provides a continuity of care to patients.
Prior to VPN, clinics scrambled to find volunteer specialists who would not charge them to meet their patients’ medical needs. Additionally, some doctors experienced charity burnout by being the “charity doc” everybody called upon.
VPN spreads out the opportunity to many more doctors, providing stable availability while also allowing the physician to control the parameters of the services they donate. Since its inception in 2006, VPN has helped facilitate over $5.5 million of donated charity care. That's at a rate of return of $18 of medical care for every dollar of administration spent - we think that is a pretty good investment!
Genesis recruits and manages the over 440 available monthly appointments provided by 260+ physicians.
2008 Idaho Governor’s Brightest Stars Award
2008 Idaho Business Review’s Top Honoree Health Care Heroes – Advancements in Healthcare