BK Medical is helping the medically uninsured

PHOTO PROVIDED Pictured are Rick Arnold, CVIM Development Associate; Kristi Mattzela, CVIM Clinical Services Director; Danny Pelache, BK Medical Director, Global Manufacturing and State College Site Leader; George Stradtman, BK Medical Director of Quality; Emma Burn, CVIM Clinical Care Coordinator.

STATE COLLEGE — BK Medical of State College has donated two ultrasound systems to the Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) in an effort to help CVIM better serve the medically uninsured in Centre County.

The ultrasound systems, which allow for real-time imaging, will be used for point of care and gynecological assessment and aid in diagnosis for the patients of CVIM.

“We are extremely grateful to those at BK Medical for their generosity,” stated Cheryl White, CVIM’s executive director.

“Access to the use of in-house ultrasound not only aids in savings to both our budget and in-kind budget, but offers our patients the opportunity to receive this care by staff and volunteers in familiar surroundings.”

CVIM provides medical and dental care, case management, and medication assistance to hard-working low-income individuals living or working in Centre County. Many CVIM patients struggle with transportation or inflexible work schedules, making in-house care vital.