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NYC Medics

Rating: 5 stars   29 reviews 950

Nonprofit Issues:

Disaster Aid, Human Services, International

Address:

2214 8th Avenue Suite 139 New York NY 10026 USA

Mission:

NYC Medics rapidly deploys to remote and difficult to reach areas in disaster zones and complex humanitarian emergencies providing the highest level of medical care with dignity, integrity and compassion to people who would otherwise not have access to aid and relief efforts.

Results:

Since 2005, nearly 200 NYC Medics volunteers have provided lifesaving, emergent care to more than 26,000 people affected by natural disasters. 26,000: Total number of people treated by NYCM medical teams 325: Average number of people treated/day by NYCM teams 4,000: Number of people treated by NYCM in Pakistan ‘05 12,000: Number of people treated by NYCM in Pakistan ‘06 10,000: Number of people treated by NYCM in Haiti ‘10 170: Number of NYCM volunteers deployed on missions 460,000: Approximate number of provider hours donated by

Target demographics:

Whether in the aftermath of a catastrophic event or through one of our humanitarain aid programs, NYC serves people in need who would otherwise not have access to aid and relief efforts.

Geographic areas served:

International

Programs:

DISASTER RELIEF (Flagship Program) Mobile Medical Disaster Relief: A medical and public health disaster response program aims to deploy an advance team within 72 hours of a disaster. Within a weeks’ time the first Mobile Medical Team (MMT) is in the field providing lifesaving medical care. MMT’s are composed of board certified and licensed medical professional. They are self-sustainable and self-sufficient, capable of operating in remote areas until the larger humanitarian aid efforts are in place and restocking procedures are fully functional. HUMANITARIAN AID PROGRAM Global Aid: Focuses on chronic, complex humanitarian emergencies and post disaster environments allowing NYCM to partner with local nonprofit organizations – those who know the community, the people, the culture and traditions best – in ongoing humanitarian relief efforts. The program focus is health and medical in nature, but allows for tailored humanitarian aid programs in effort to assist local agencies and communities with their most prevalent need. EDUCATION & TRAINING - EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT PROGRAM National Assessment & Evaluation of EMS Infrastructure Program Objective: To provide a comprehensive overview of current/existing EMS infrastructure in developing countries through assessment and evaluation of the national, regional and local EMS operations from pre-hospital care through discharge; to provide a detailed work plan that addresses weaknesses, further develops strengths, and realigns EMS resources which support the development of a cohesive national infrastructure. Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Medics Training & Certification (DPEM) Program Objective: To enhance training capacity in pre-hospital trauma care/emergency services and mass casualty/disaster preparedness planning in developing countries. The key objective of DPEM is to provide developing countries and local organizations within these countries with the tools, knowledge and skill necessary to fortify existing efforts and operate sustainable programming in the field of disaster preparedness and pre-hospital emergency medical services. The aim also focuses on providing timely care to victims of sudden and life-threatening injuries or emergencies in order to prevent needless mortality or long-term morbidity. EMS & Paramedic Training & Certification (EPTC) Program Objective: To institute pre-hospital emergency medical service training and certification courses in developing countries. Working with local, regional and national partners the program will assess and evaluate current systems and will identify, develop and implement appropriate to the needs and demands of the host country. Curriculum is developed to either support current in-country certification processes and/or to develop existing training and certifications processes. In addition to providing curriculum, EPTC will also provide professional development and training to local instructors in all newly implemented programs, and will monitor the performance of both the instructors and students for a defined period of time, typical up to one year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the privilege of working with NYC Medics after the Typhoon last year in the Philippines. We were able to accomplish things I never thought would have been possible before leaving. The group specializes in putting small and therefore mobile/flexible groups in the field which allowed for us to get to the more remote and isolated areas that large NGOs wouldn't dare try to reach. What large group would have been able to airlift groups onto the most remote island villages with the help of the US Marines and Navy in order to establish a clinic? Mind you some of these areas had not had any medical access for one year prior to the storm! This required incredible organization prior to leaving with regards to setting up the highly qualified teams with all the necessary supplies for a proposed plan. In addition, once on the ground, the highly coordinated field operations allowed for a successful, dynamic and efficient execution of the plan. Without a doubt, I would be honored to volunteer my time again with this group! The experience was amazing and most certainly rewarding. A lot more than I had ever hoped for.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great group! Despite their small size, they are amazingly organized. All volunteers and coordinators are motivated and hard working.
This is not your usual large disaster response team. Because they are small, they are able to deploy and create mobile clinics in otherwise hard to reach areas, so are able to take care of the outlying communities where the residents can't make it to the larger cities for medical treatment.
I went with them to the Phillipines to help out after the Typhoon. What an amazing experience!
Will definitely go with this group again.

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Best damm organization one could hope to be associated with.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have done overseas medical missions with several different organizations and my experience with NYC medics immediately following the 2010 Haiti earthquake was by far the best experience I have ever had . The organization gets providers on the ground fast after a disaster strikes when the largest contribution to the health of patients can be made. they are flexible and able to adapt on the fly to new situations as they evolve. I would not hesitate to volunteer with them again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them more funding to increase their potential impact in disaster zones.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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I volunteered with NYC medics following the Haiti earhquale of January, 2010. I found them to be an excellent organization, well organized and professional in every way. They made our safety a priority and found clinical roles for us which made a significant impact in the port au prince area. I would not hesitate to join them for another disaster response in the future.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I encountered NYC Medics team in kenya in August this year. They conducted training in Life support courses and fire. They also empowered us to continue impacting knowledge to those who need it. This is exactly what we need , the health care personnel in kenya were equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to save life. This will go along way in reducing death, disability and preserving property.It was the only one of its kind. Dealing with disasters after they happen is good but prevention is best! They met and exceeded our expectations. God bless them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them support, they already know what to do and are willing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have the pleasure of witnessing the formation of NYC Medics -- all built on the genuine desire to help those in need - regardless of who they are, where they are, or what they believe. They are a group of truly selfless individuals, who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of those going through disastrous events. When I donate to NYC Medics, I am confident my funding will go to those in need and hopefully make a difference--I only wish I could give more!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This organization does not need any changes...just more funding.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I met NYCMedics in 2006 not long after their first mission in Pakistan and became more involved with the organization during the 2010 Haiti earthquake. I knew I was in for the long haul the moment I saw them in action.

From the compassionate manner in which the medical volunteers cared for injured survivors to their willingness and ability to partner with small, local or large international organizations – every aspect of their operations far exceeded any and all expectations.

Since Haiti I have taken on a much larger volunteer role with NYCM and am honored to be among such an elite group of humanitarians. Whether giving my time or financial support this organization is and will always be my go to organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fund it. NYCMedics has an uncanny ability to make a little go a long way - I can only imagine what could be achieved with additional financial support.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

During the tragic events in Haiti I joined NYC MEDICs as a paramedic. I had heard of their organization before I had joined from multiple members of the organization that had either been on missions before, or had been part of the start of the organization. Though I had never been part of an international relief group, I had in the past been part of other international medical education teams to various countries. My time with NYC MEDICS more than met my expectations of what a medical relief team should be. From the organization of resources both prior to departing (ie arranging supplies and travel) and once on the ground in Haiti, I was amazed at how well the advance team was able to arrange to be connected to the 81st Airbourne of the US Army for security ,as well as all the contacts that were made to help the locals with medications and surgical procedures that were needed. From contacts with the UN ,US Army and WHO,(world health organization) we were able to provide treatment to patients that may have not received care secondary to logistical and security issues that our administration had been able to overcome. I am still a member of the team and will deploy at the drop of a dime when asked ,as I'm sure it will be another amazing experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would change nothing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I’ve heard from those who have worked with NYCM, in the field, that they are dedicated, thorough and incredibly well organised. From deployment to pull-out they ensure that those in need of relief and aid receive it to the highest degree.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can say from personal experience that this organization is extra ordinary. I have travelled quite a but to do volunteer work, albeit, it was not for disaster relief, I can see organization and mobility a core standard. This was the most efficient team I have ever worked with. We were mobile when we needed to be, we reached areas most others were unable to, and we were able to transport higher acuity patients directly to those who could continue the care.
I have never worked within disaster areas until this team, but I can say from the bottom of my heart I felt like we really made a difference.
I saw patients with open fractures left for days; the team was able to stabilize, treat, and transport from encapsulated communities that no one else was able to penetrate.
I left wanting to find the positive in all the negative around me. And I found it every day working with these people...my team!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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