At Bankers Healthcare Group, we make community involvement a priority. From donating school supplies to Food For The Poor to funding cleft palate surgeries through Operation Smile, we are always looking for ways to give back both around the world and close to home.
We know that many of the healthcare professionals we work with share this commitment to giving back. If you’re looking for ways to contribute in your own community, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Volunteer As a Medic
When people think of volunteer medic opportunities, they often think of far-off countries and long-term commitments. Start thinking closer to home! There are probably many events in your own community that are in need of a volunteer medic. From 5K charity runs to community youth leagues, many local events need trained healthcare professionals on hand to treat minor injuries and help out in case of emergency. Reach out to local charities and event coordinators to discover opportunities for doctors giving back near you.
Mentor a Student in Your Specialty
A mentor is an incredibly valuable resource for a medical student or doctor fresh out of school. Lending your time and knowledge to a student in your field is a great way to invest in the future and contribute to your community. If you live near a medical school, you can reach out to the administration to be matched with a student. For healthcare professionals in less convenient locations, try reaching out to any professional organizations where you hold membership.
Hold Free Clinic Hours
Collaborate with other professionals in your community to hold free clinic hours for those in need. By offering up your time or contributing your office space and/or supplies you can help less fortunate members of your community access desperately needed care. Make sure you have the appropriate permits and licenses by partnering with local administrators. Reach out to others in your area who are looking for healthcare volunteer opportunities to join forces and create a free clinic that can really make an impact.
Sponsor Community Events
If your time is limited, you can still have a positive impact on your community by sponsoring local events. Provide the funding needed for snacks and hydration at a charity race, or chip in to buy jerseys for the local youth soccer team. By aligning yourself with wholesome community activities, you can promote health and wellness while helping to make your community a fulfilling place to live.
Contribute to Charities in Your Field
Finding charities specific to your healthcare field can be a great way to give back and promote the things you’re most passionate about. There are charities for virtually every medical niche, from organizations that provide dental work to low-income families to groups that provide glasses to children with vision problems. Whatever you’re most passionate about, find a group that shares your passion and contribute your time or give financially.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Bankers Healthcare Group provides innovative, hassle-free financial solutions exclusively to healthcare professionals. Since 2001, BHG has provided more than $3 billion in financial solutions to satisfied customers nationwide and worked with over 110,000 practitioners. BHG is proud to maintain partnerships with leading healthcare industry associations, and is continually recognized for innovation, continued growth and being a best place to work. BHG is partially owned by Pinnacle Financial Partners. To learn more, visit www.bankershealthcaregroup.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.