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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SC free clinic model now replicated nationwide

Jim Grant has his blood pressure taken by Beth Heyman at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Nov. 20, 2013. The free clinic, staffed by retired physicians and nurses as well as volunteers, has become the model for 96 similar clinics nationwide. Last year, the nation's VIM clinics had 400,000 patient visits.