The founder and president of Remote Area Medical (RAM) has died at age 82.
Stan Brock passed away Wednesday in Knoxville, Tennessee.
According to organization officials, RAM has provided free care to more than 740,000 individuals through Brock's leadership.
RAM is a major nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics. It's Our mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need.
It provides free dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals.
Officials with the Tennessee Health Care Campaign released the following statement (in part):
“'The Tennessee Health Care Campaign is saddened by the death of Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM),'” said Jacy Warrell, THCC Executive Director....
RAM faces the loss of Stan’s voice but has been prepared for this day. Our hearts reach out to his friends, family and co-workers.
RAM and THCC have different roles in the effort to bring about health care access for all but we are on parallel paths toward equity. THCC volunteers are often also RAM volunteers at RAM free clinics. We have provided information about health insurance eligibility.
Well done, Stan."