Portland, April 30th, 2013.  Project Access NOW, Bridges to Health Care’s signature event at the Oregon Zoo, raised over $100,000. Sam Imperati (Emcee for the evening) and Jessica Weberg enjoyed the event. The Organization raises funds to connect the low-income and uninsured people in our community to health care and also honors the generosity of the health care volunteers and providers that donate their services. (Photo credit, Colleen Zoebel)

Dr. Tom Martin, Kathy McCoy, and Malcolm McAninch all raising their paddles to support Project Access NOW.

Dr. Tom Martin, Kathy McCoy, and Malcolm McAninch all raising their paddles to support Project Access NOW.

 Sia Lindstrom and Linda Nilsen-Solares of Project Access NOW awarding Dr. Jeffrey Menashe of Compass Oncology for their commitment to caring for the under-served.

Sia Lindstrom and Linda Nilsen-Solares of Project Access NOW awarding
Dr. Jeffrey Menashe of Compass Oncology for their commitment to caring
for the under-served.

Sally Hicks makes the first paddle raise of the evening.

Sally Hicks makes the first paddle raise of the evening.

Linda Nilsen-Solares(Executive Director of Project Access NOW), Priscilla Lewis (Board Member of Project Access NOW and Accepting her award for her outstanding work connecting people to health care), and Sia Lindstrom (Board Chair of Project Access NOW)

Linda Nilsen-Solares(Executive Director of Project Access NOW), Priscilla Lewis (Board Member of Project Access NOW and Accepting her award for her outstanding work connecting people to health care), and Sia Lindstrom (Board Chair of Project Access NOW)

About Project Access NOW

Who we are

Project Access NOW connects low-income, uninsured people to donated care across the Portland metropolitan area.

 What we do

Project Access NOW coordinates a network of volunteer physicians and other health care providers, making it easier for them to donate medically necessary care to the low-income uninsured in our communities.

 Our vision

Project Access NOW improves the health of our community by effectively linking those in greatest need with health care providers and organizations who have the wish and ability to serve

 Our mission

The mission of Project Access NOW is to improve the health of our community by creating access to care and services for those most in need.

Katherine Morris, MD, Surgical Oncologist, volunteer physician and medical director of Project Access Multnomah County, with a client
Katherine Morris, MD
 Our values
  • We value collaborative action which puts the common good above individual stakeholder benefits
  • We value efficiency in referral and care management in order to do the most good for the greatest number
  • We value dignity for our clients
  • We value meaningful participation of provider volunteers and stakeholders in program design, implementation and continuous improvement
  • We value open, timely and clear communication about our operations, business practices and financial position with stakeholders and volunteers
 Our results

By helping the low-income uninsured navigate the health care system, Project Access NOW can get them the care they need. Today.

Project Access NOW staff is committed to connecting people to healthcare. We accomplish this by creating and maintaining a collaborative environment based on integrity, competence, responsiveness and respect.

Project Access makes the very best use of already existing resources, secures stable funding, and recruits volunteers while we, as a community, develop a broader health care solution.

 

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