¡Clínica Verde! Es mi segunda casa!!!Donde se me dio la oportunidad de formarme, y ahora laborar como profesional. En Clínica Verde mi mayor sastifaccion nos es lucrarme económicamente es ver sonreír a cada uno de los pacientes a quien podemos ayudar. Cada mañana al levantarme mi mayor alegria es regresar a Clinica verde y poder hacer sonreir a Niños, NIñas, y a más personas que lo necesitan sobre todo en este tiempo de Crisis.
Clínica Verde, es un lugar que cada día nos sorprende con su dinamismo y su sentido recursivo ante el medio. Se muestra con una visión clara, un equipo de trabajo solido y que enfrenta los retos del medio.
Una forma de vida y una manera distinta de servir con calidad y calidez
Clínica verde ha impactado positivamente en el desarrollo socioeconomico en el Departamento de Boaco; por un lado ha dado respuesta en temas de salud y esta apoyando a un grupo de población vulnerable en las comunidades rurales. Esta organización ha identificado problemas de salud publica en este departamento, logrando la implementación de estrategias que permiten garantizar espacios de aprendizaje y crecimiento a adolescentes y jóvenes, mujeres embarazadas, niños y niñas de zonas rurales y urbanas, abordando temáticas como genero, salud sexual reproductiva, embarazo en adolescente, nutrición durante el embarazo, salud visual.
Estoy contento de trabajar con Clinica Verde ya que esta organización es muy útil en la región de Boaco, preocupándose por la salud de los mas desposeídos, atiende a mujeres embarazadas y les da seguimiento y capacitación y desde mi área el tema de medio ambiente tambien esta presente promoviendo alimentación sana y saludable atraves de huertos orgánicos Biointensivos
Gracias Clinica Verde!!
En el tiempo que he estado en clinica verde e logrado de alguna manera ayudar a los demás, mejorando su salud visual y ayudando a personas de escasos recursos economicos, tambien a personas de comunidades alejadas de la ciudad, llevando la atención de salud visual ya que en ellas no hay puestos de salud.
con clínica verde se ha logrado realizar jornadas de cirugías de cataratas en la que se ha logrado regresarles la visión a más de 30 ancianos de la tercera edad
En lo personal me ha ayudado a obtener mayores conocimientos como profesional de la salud
Clínica verde , una ONG sin fines de lucro , es una clínica donde se encuentra y estoy satisfecha de la forma integral y la necesidad del cuidado que brindan al paciente, ya esto me ha ayudado mucho al desarrollo y conocimiento que nos brinda su personal.
Clinica Verde es una institución que brinda servicios de Calidad y Calidez a las personas que nos visitan, se educa al paciente sobre diferentes temas, se brinda consejeria sobre alimentación Sana para mejorar su salud, también se les enseña a cultivar sus propios alimentos poniendo como ejemplo el huerto bio intensivos que tenemos en la Clinica
Clinica verde es una organización sin fines de lucro la cual se encarga de llevar atención médica a personas con escasos recursos económicos, clínica verde a jugado un papel importante en las comunidades rurales de nuestro departamento de Boaco, realizando visitas a comunidades donde el transporte es uno de los mayores problemas para visitar un puesto de salud. Brinda una atención de calidad, cada año se realizan cirugías de catarata a personas mayores, lo cual para ellos y para nosotros es una gran alegría, visitamos escuelas y realizamos examen visual a niños y maestros y donamos lentes a quienes necesiten de ellos. Estoy muy orgullosa de pertenecer a esta pequeña familia
Trabajar en clínica verde ha sido una de mis mejores experiencia, es una organización que es de gran ayuda para las personas de escasos recursos económicos, el equipo de clínica verde llega a los lugares mas alejado de la ciudad de Boaco para poder brindar consulta medica y visual a todos esos pacientes que no tienen las posibilidades de poder llegar a un puesto medico, también pacientes que nunca habían recibido atención medica y visual ya sea por falta de transporte, por falta de dinero o por falta de una buena salud.
Gracias a la existencia de Clínica Verde podemos brindar una atención de alta calidad a todos nuestros pacientes de la ciudad de Boaco y sus alrededores , lo cual al llegar a esos lugares los pacientes se sienten muy agradecidos con clinica verde.
Clínica Verde la mejor opción en salud los pacientes cuentan con la mejor atención por cada uno de sus pacientes porque el equipo lo hace sentirse en casa que forma parte de esta familia. En momentos difíciles siempre están presentes para brindar la mejor atencion humanitaria ya que sana desde el cuerpo, el alma y lo hacen con el corazón. Siempre ayudando a las familias más necesitadas.
Me siento afortunada de ser parte de la atención y educación de nuestros pacientes ya que ellos son la prioridad. Clínica Verde llega a todas las personas que necesitan atención de calidad. Las mujeres embarazadas reciben consejería y atención especializada para el desarrollo y crecimiento de sus bebés. Clínica Verde es un modelo de atención único en nuestro país.
I am very proud of Clinica Verde, a nonprofit institution dedicated to providing services to families in need of the second poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, Clinica Verde's commitment has been spread to all Nicaragua providing education and professional services in person and through tele-medicine – tele-health related to the Covid19 pandemic. The compassionate care and the quality of health services offered by Clinica Verde make this institution a real model of Public Health services in time of the epidemic. Clinica Verde follows the international standards provided by WHO and PAHO, to assure the protection of their team and their users. Clinica Verde shares only histories of success during this complicated time. Please follow them on Facebook. (Clinica Verde)
Clinica Verde represents a model of Public Health that responds to Sustainable Development and the approach of health based on the social determination. Clinica Verde is not only an example in these areas but also an academic, research, and teaching space on the existing social and Public Health theories.
I am very proud of our baseball team, an alternative to a healthy use of teenagers free time. In addition our adolescents in communities located in the dry corridor have received education about gender equity and sexual and reproductive health rights. I really love Clinica Verde commitment.
Clínica Verde brinda atención en salud, a paciente del departamento de Boaco , y lugares aledaños, llega a comunidades rurales de difícil acceso, donde el equipo lleva consulta medica y de enfermería, optometría, Farmacia, a las familias mas vulnerables.
Clínica verde , tiene como misión mejorar la salud de las personas que viven en pobreza, ofreciendo atención medica de alta calidad, a los pacientes se les educa con charlas, se atienden a los niños se les hace su vigilancia de crecimiento, se realizan consulta en comunidades de difícil acceso, llegando a aproximadamente 19,150 pacientes atendidos en el año 2019, ya que no pueden viajar por que requiere un alto costo económico, 14,246 Pacientes atendidos en el área de optometria en clínica verde y comunidades, personas que ya no podían ver ahora tienen una vida normal y no dependen de alguien mas ya que con ayuda de donantes, se han enviado a operaciones de la vista.
A madres de escasos recurso que están en espera de bebe se le ha enseñado a como poder producir sus alimentos desde su casa con la ayuda de un ingeniero, y a así puedan alimentarse y que los niños crezcan sanos.
seguimos atendiendo en estos momentos de crisis por COVID19 con equipo de protección personal, pero sin dejar de ayudar a quienes mas necesita de nosotros en este tiempo.
Clínica Verde ayuda alas mujeres y niños que viven en pobreza, y ha publico en general, llegando alas comunidades de difícil acceso, con atenciones medicas de alta calidad, tratando con respeto a cada paciente.
Clínica Verde es una institución sin fines de lucro enfocada en la atención y educación de las personas más vulnerables de nuestra comunidad.
Llevando atención en medicina general y de optometría a las comunidades rurales del departamento de Boaco.
Promueve la salud preventiva. Tiene programas con adolescentes enfocados en la prevención de embarazos en adolescentes, promueve la igualdad y equidad de género y estos tiempos de crisis está brindando atención y consejeria en línea brindando herramientas para manejar las emociones.
Clínica Verde es una institución excepcional, mi experiencia laboral durante estos 7 años ha sido muy gratificante el poder brindar atención de calidad y humana a las personas de las comunidades más vulnerables de mi país es algo que me llena de mucha satisfacción como profesional.
Clínica Verde va más allá de brindar atención y proporcionar medicamentos, es una institución que promueve la educación y la prevención de enfermedades a través de sus diferentes programas educativos.
Es una institución que fomenta el crecimiento de sus colaboradores, el trato digno, defensora de los derechos humanos y promotora de la equidad e igualdad de género.
En el tiempo que tengo de estar en clínica verde como miembro del equipo de optometría, me he enamorado del servicio y la manera tan profesional que brinda clínica verde en la atención a la salud de todas las personas, principalmente a los más necesitados, ya que estos no tienen el fácil acceso al servicio de salud en general por el motivo que en la ciudad de Boaco se podría decir que clínica verde es la única organización que brinda servicios con calidad y calides, movilizándose continuamente a comunidades rurales para atender gratuitamente a personas que no pueden asistir a las instalaciones de clínica verde debido a alguna dificultad que puedan tener.
El otro punto es que gracias a clínica verde, se han hecho posibles jornadas de cirugías de ojos (Cataratas) donde los pacientes que participan no gastan ni un solo Córdoba(C$) ya que clínica verde con ayuda de sus donantes puede costear los gastos de alimentación, transporte, alojamiento y medicamentos de los pacientes que son intervenidos.
Un proyecto muy importante es el llevarle salud visual gratuita a los escolares proveiendo lentes gratis al niño o maestro que los necesita, para que con ello se pueda solucionar alguna dificultad visual que por lo general conlleva al fracaso escolar en niños.
Por lo tanto no queda más que decir que, es un orgullo ser parte del equipo de clínica verde.
clínica verde en una organización sin fines de lucro que ha causado un impacto positivo no solamente en las familias mas vulnerables si no en cada una de la vida de sus trabajadores ya que somos un equipo muy unido , somos una cadena siempre unidos y trabajando juntos por el bienestar de las familias mas vulnerable.
se siento orgullosa de trabajar en Clínica verde
Clinica Verde es la organizacion que brinda atencion con compassion, en estos momentos de crisis por la Pandemia, los servicios deben llegar a todos sin exclusion. El dificil acceso a las comunidades no es un obstaculo para llevar salud y soporte emocional en estos momentos. Clinica Verde lleva todo eso y mas a los necesitados y vulnerables de nuestra comunidad.
Clinica verde, en Boaco -Nicaragua, es mas que un centro de atencion en salud, es calor humano, es Amistad, es compassion. Es atencion humanizada en armonia con el medio ambiente.
Clinica Verde has played and still playing a key role in health promotion and health education about the COVID19 pandemic not only in Boaco, but also in Nicaragua and Central America. Offering workshops about: What is COVID19, how to prevent, how to take care at home with a sick person in the family...offering telemedicine...to attend people and to prevent ...They are doing an amazing job and very creative also. With all the materials that you can find on their web page...Go head and thanks for the commitment to public health and with the people with less access to health services.
La Clínica Verde es una opción de calidad para la salud de las mujeres y sus familias en el departamento de Boaco para toda Nicaragua. Su atención es humanizada, individualizada y se acerca a las comunidades para identificar problemas de salud , identificar factores de riesgo, promover hábitos saludables comunitarios para que las mujeres, sus familias y las comunidades mejoren los indicadores de salud. Se acercan a las comunidades para promover huertos bio-intensivos para una alimentación mas saludable, consulta general y de enfermería, y consulta de optometría en las comunidades y en las escuelas y ofrecen lentes gratuitas tanto en las comunidades como con el profesorado y el estudiantado. Tiene programas para el trabajo con adolescentes y jóvenes tanto hombres como mujeres para promover su desarrollo, su autonomía y sus planes de vida, entre ellos sobre sus metas, sus sueños... En la Clínica ofrece otra diversidad de servicios de salud como : consulta medicina general, laboratorio, oftalmología, ginecología, odontología, farmacia, nutrición...)
Clinica Verde provides medical, dental and vision services to the population of Boaco, Nicaragua, a rural department about 150 miles from Managua. Their vision program provided subsidized eye exams and eyeglasses to about 7,000 patients in 2019. They screened another 7300 schoolchildren and teachers and provided free eyeglasses to those in need. This allows those rural students the ability to see well enough to stay in school and it allows the teachers to see well enough to teach them.
clínica Verde una organización sin fines de lucro que se caracteriza por dar atención medica ala población de Boaco con calidad y calidez humana, mi experiencia en clínica verde es de 7 años como médico asistencial.
Gloria Eliza: Mi experiencia en las comunidades visitadas, no conocia la magnitud de las necesidades en las que vive la gente del campo, lejos de la ciudad, en las que ni vehiculo puede entrar, el llevar salud y atencion gratuita, hace de Clinica Verde una organizacion comprometida con los mas necesitados. Llegar a esas comunidades de muy dificil acceso, se ha caminado kilometros tanto para los pacientes como el equipo de CV. Cada vez siento que mi trabajo tiene mucho sentido, dada la magnitud de necesidades en salud visual.
Clínica verde a venido creciendo desde su apertura en el 2012, actualmente gran parte de la población visita esta clínica por ofrecer excelente atenciones medicas,ofreciendo también exámenes de laboratorios, servicios de farmacia y examen de la vista gratis.
Se ha extendido llegando hasta las comunidades mas larga y de difícil acceso.
Me alegra poder aportar a esta noble causa ya que durante estos años he podido compartir con mujeres embarazadas y prepararles alimentos sanos.
clínica verde ha dado un gran impacto alas comunidades rurales mas pobres y vulnerables de difícil acceso, llevando atención medica,ofreciendo medicamentos y servicios de optometria con exámenes de la vista gratis, para niños de escuelas y al publico en general.
Considero que la clínica está haciendo un trabajo de gran importancia por la atención que se le da a las personas de escasos recursos. Creo que hace un trabajo grande en ayudar con medicina general, optometria, laboratorio, entrega de medicamentos a los pacientes que necesitan de estos servicios. Los años en Los que he visto el trabajo de clínica verde con la población es honesto, especial y humanitario sobre todo con los más necesitados ; sobre todo en las comunidades rurales que reciben este servicio en sus comunidades, Estas personas están muy agradecidas con el trabajo que hace clínica verde.
la experiencia mas satisfactoria que he tenido y sigo teniendo como integrante del equipo de clínica verde es ver la alegría con que los pobladores de las comunidades que vistamos nos reciben, puesto que son áreas de difícil acceso y que por lo tanto son relegadas aun por el sistema de salud publico. Muchas de estas comunidades es necesario a veces abandonar la comodidad del transporte y continuar a pie o a lomo de bestias para poder llegar y llevar no solo la parte asistencial en medicamentos o exámenes, sino también la atención humanizada, el calor humano, la compasión, amor por los necesitados. etc.
Las personas del lugar que se visita nos ofrecen y comparten sus alimentos dandonos a entender que se sienten muy agradecidos por nuestra visita y ya con eso nos sentimos mas que pagados.
Es un gusto para mi poder ayudar a cl
Mi experiencia laboral en clinica verde es maravillosa.
Estoy muy orgullosa de formar parte de este hermoso equipo, atravez del trabajo que realizo siento la sastifaccion humana de poder ayudar a otras persona que necesitan tanto de nosotros.
Mi compromiso con clinica verde es mi responsabilidad, mi dedicacion y hacer buen uso de los recurso que esta institucion pone en mis manos.Mi agradecimiento infinitos con todas aquellas persona que hacen que todos este trabajo que realizamos por lo mas necesitado sea posible, agradeciendo grandemente y deciandole muchas bendiciones.
Mi experiencia en clinica verde a sido muy linda ya que e sido parte de un equipo que brinda diferentes tipos de atenciones para mejorar la salud y la calidad de vida de las personas mas necesitadas se a llegado a lugares donde nunca se habia brindado consulta medica y las personas son agradecidas por esta labor que solo clinica verde puede brindar.
Buenas tardes mi experiencia de ya casi tres a
Clínica Verde es una organización que ayuda a la población mas vulnerables, mujeres embarazadas y niños, brindando atención en salud, con calidez y calor humano los pacientes son nuestra máxima prioridad .
Soy un miembro mas del equipo que labora en clínica verde, desempeñando el cargo de optometrísta.
Nuestra labor es ayudar a las personas que mas necesitan de una atención de calidad y calidez humana sin distinciones en nuestros pacientes.
En mi opinión personal, esta organización es muy importante que siga promoviendo los servicios de salud principalmente a los pacientes de comunidades alejadas de la ciudad, ya que estas personas de las zonas rurales, son los menos beneficiados con los servicios de salud publica.
Gracias por creer en clínica verde-Boaco
Clinica Verde es un modelo de atención diferente a los otros centros de salud un lugar donde como pacientes nos sentimos en casa, me siento afortunada, el calor humano que se recibe en Clinica Verde es único, ayuda a los más necesitados.
Clinica Verde is an organization that provides hope and most importantly, a solution to hundreds of Nicaraguan citizens in Boaco that need basic medical treatment. In a community where most citizens are excluded from the opportunity to seek out medical treatment at major hospitals in Nicaragua's capital city of Managua due to financial limitations, Clinica Verde has opened up their doors to offer an affordable option.
Beyond medical assistance, Clinica Verde is a pillar of togetherness and community in Boaco. People who visit feel like family and this is why they return. Truly a fantastic organization!
Clinica Verde does an amazing job getting important healthcare services to people in rural Nicaragua that need it and truly have no other options. In visiting the clinic, it was obvious that Clinica Verde works hard to make sure the community has a voice in determining what they most need and that Clinica Verde listens and responds to its stakeholders. The mission of the organization is crucial and the world would be greatly helped by having more organizations like Clinica Verde.
Had an opportunity to visit their various Nicaragua based clinics in 2018. What a great experience! I was so pleased to see the range of services they provide, and the care and compassion the staff exhibited. I was especially taken aback by the clinics growing of vegetables which were used to feed some patients and to educate them on nutrition.
La labor de la clínica en pro del bienestar de la comunidad es inmensa.
Los resultados de sus proyectos y servicios hablan por si solos
Como profesional en el campo de la salud y especialmente de la Salud Publica, considero que la filosofía de la clínica va en coherencia con los principios de los hospitales imán, los hospitales verdes y por tanto aporta al cumplimiento de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible.
felicitaciones por este bello proyecto, la comunidad ha sido gratamente apoyada con esta iniciativa
I had the opportunity to visit Clinica Verde this past January. I was thoroughly impressed by the broad range of services that were offered, the warm and welcoming environment of the clinic, and the professionalism of the staff. It was great to have the chance to visit the two new clinic outposts that were developed with the country's ministry of health which offered more opportunities to provide care to those in even more outlying rural communities.
Clínica verde es una organización con el propósito de servir ala comunidad en general me siento orgulloso de conocer su funcionamiento de llevar consultas a los lugares donde pocas veces llega un medico donde personas de escasos recursos necesitan de una consulta donde las personas están muy agradecidas por la labor de clínica verde.
Gracias por pensar en la mujeres
Gracias por pensar en los niños
Pocas instituciones como ustedes se preocupan por la nutrición y educación de salud con dignidad, de quienes mas los necesita
Experiencia muy enriquecedora y positiva.
Muchas gracias por vuestro trabajo
Clinica Verde provides critical and indespensable public health services to clients in rural Nicaragua in a culturally sensitive manner. It provides clients with knowledge and services that they may not otherwise get. Clinica Verde represents a beacon of hope in otherwise very trying times for the people of Nicaragua. The work that they do day in and day out for the Nicaragua. community represents the highest quality nonprofit work that NGO’s can aspire to do!
This institution is an example of compassionate care and Public health programs with strategies to help with the social determinants of health. Currently in Nicaragua, Clinica Verde is a neutral place where everybody can receive services in spite of current social and economic crisis . CV also has a prenatal care program and a teen agers program that teach families about bio intensive garden as an strategy for food security.
Es una clínica muy humanitaria, que hace sentir seguros a quienes llegamos con problemas de salud físicos. ¡muy agradecida con Clínica Verde!
I was an original member of Clínica Verde’s Board and my wife and I were important early funders of the effort. We were inspired by the Founder, Susan Lyons’, vision and her tenacity in pursuing that vision to create a new and different template for providing health, hope and dignity to persons in very poor countries who have never before experienced any of the three. We are pleased that Susan’s vision has been largely rewarded and proud to have participated in the effort. Although I no longer belong to the Board, my wife and I continue to support Clínica Verde financially and intend to continue doing so well into the future. It is one of the best things we ever have done with our money.
This is an organization that I have worked with and followed for over a decade. The dedication of the staff and volunteers is truly remarkable. Despite the political turmoil in Nicaragua they continue to fulfill their mission of bringing health and hope to the people of this impoverished country.
I have been working with Clinica Verde since 2007 and with another non-profit in Nicaragua for the past 7 years. I found the mission of Clinica Verde, to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates within the country, such a compelling and worthy vision that there was very little doubt that I was going to get involved. All the people who are part of this organization, both on the Board of Directors and those tasked with implementation, are such a compassionate and caring group that it is energizing just to be part of this great cause.
My husband, Don was an original member of Clinica Verde's Board and we were important early funders of the effort. We were inspired by the founder, Susan Lyons' vision and her tenacity in pursuing that vision to create a new and different template for providiing health, hope and dignity to persons in very poor countries who have never before experienced any of the three. We are pleased that Susan's vision has been largely rewarded and proud to have participated in the effort. Although we are no longer part of the Board, we continue to support Clinica Verde financially and intend to continue doing so well into the future. It is one of the best things we ever have done with our money.
This organization has such a committed board and staff who live the mission everyday and are always looking for ways to reach more people and provide more service. I am so impressed with everyone I have met that is associated with the organization!
Last year my fiance and I traveled to Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in Central America (second to Haiti). The poverty in Nicaragua has created extremely poor health conditions, country-wide youth malnourishment and a plethora of unsupported young mothers trying to raise a new generation of healthy children.
This spring, I am honored to join the Clinica Verde team, and engage in this sacred outreach work for this amazing organization that is close to my heart. Conceived and developed by an incredible American women, Susan Dix Lyons, Clinica Verde has developed a new, sustainable model of global healthcare in rural Nicaraua. We provide high quality, dignified healthcare to adults, children, and adolescents. The model that Clinica Verde has developed approaches the health and wellbeing of their patients holistically, incorporating a combination of clinical care, health + nutritional education, and support in establishing supportive community networks.
This organization is one to support and to watch. A prototype clinic was established in Boaco, Nicaragua nearly five years ago, and outcomes have been tracked carefully in collaboration with researchers at institutions such as Stanford University. The success that their first clinic has had is leading to larger-scaled visions on expanding this model across the country.
If you're looking to make a difference in this world, and in connecting and sharing our world resources, knowledge and potential to the regions of our globe that need it most, I could not recommend an organization more highly.
The first time I saw Clinica Verde it took my breath away. In an area with extreme poverty where cinder block and sheet metal shacks are the norm, this beautiful facility stood and clearly announced its purpose; to be a place people want to go.
I have been back to CV many times. I've watched the team hire talented, dedicated, compassionate staff who now care for thousands of families in need each year. I've watched it establish strategic partnerships with international organizations. I've watched it innovate and expand. And I've watched it impact the healthcare of an entire region in one of the poorest countries on the planet.
I pray that more people will learn about this amazing organization and travel there to witness their good work. I pray that talented people will continue to come forward to help. And I pray that more people will $upport it so that it can continue to change the world.
Over the past few years, I have been able to work as an Intern with Clinica Verde. My roles as an intern varied greatly from time to time but I always felt that what I was doing made an impact. I was able to see first-hand the clinic in action as I travelled to Boaco, Nicaragua with the non-profit four times. Seeing the great impact this organization had on the lives of Nicaraguans was amazing. This clinic provides the impoverished residents of Boaco with clinical care, health education, and nutrition. The leaders of this non-profit are extremely passionate and dedicated to improving the wellbeing of local Nicaraguans. I am so lucky to be able to say I had the opportunity to work with Clinica Verde and I am proud of the work the staff has done to create a strong, far-reaching non-profit organization.
Clinica Verde is an amazing place. Not only are the facilities well kept but their staff is warm and welcoming to everyone that walks through its doors. This is truly what impressed me because I believe it is very important for patients to feel immediately like they will be well taken care of; and being greeted with a smile certainly sets everyone up for success. I truly hope another Clinica Verde pops up in Nicaragua soon so that others may benefit from the great work that they do.
Clinica Verde truly impressed me when I visited about a month ago and my hope is that this same model can be replicated in other Nicaraguan towns. Being from Nicaragua and looking to get involved with a healthcare related organization, CV has exceeded my expectations.
Not only are the facilities impeccable, the ladies and gentlemen that I encountered all had smiles in their faces. They seemed genuinely happy to be there; and that is probably such a breath of fresh air to patients as they walk through the door.
Nicaragua needs more places like CV where people can be treated in a clean facility with kindness and respect. I particularly loved their garden and meeting the gentleman who oversees it; you can tell he is really proud of the work he has done. As was everyone else.
I look forward to helping CV and bringing awareness to their amazing work here in Nicaragua.
What inspired me to spend more time with Clinica Verde and how Baseball saved a mother’s life
- by Kimberly Smith
In some families the expectations are for the children to be doctors or lawyers, in our family the expectation was always that we give back to our world and our community. Not that giving was your primary job, just that giving should always be part of anything you choose to do.
This message growing up wasn’t an external message, it was just part of who we were and how we chose to use our time. As a kid growing up I never really thought much about it but I guess it was more obvious than I realized because when I graduated from high school I wasn’t voted most likely to succeed or become a movie star, I was give a award for “Potential for Public Service.” Because I had never really thought about it before this title made me stop and think. What did it mean? What was I supposed to do with it? Truly I had no ambition for public service and was somewhat confused about this and it made me wonder what they saw in me that was different then those around me.
In college I studied business and political science and graduated with the opportunity to go work with my husband in a small woman owned real estate corporate housing business in San Francisco. Over the next few years we helped this company grow from $400,000 in annual revenue to over $10,000,000 in annual revenue.
Two years into this adventure my father who was only 53 years old was diagnosed with cancer and passed away within a few months. His life story was one of overcoming adversity and giving back. So it was quite a shock that at the young age of 53 his life would end so abruptly. I got angry at our imperfect world, but I also thought if I am here on this earth for 27 years, 53 years or 100 years I better make sure I make a “contribution” to this world. Once again I was faced with an idea that didn’t have a specific definition and something I was not sure what to do with.
Over the course of the next year I abruptly quit my job, decided to move back to Denver and my husband and I decided to start our own real estate corporate housing business. As a young 26 year old entrepreneur I had dreams of greatness, of ways to grow the business, to create wealth and then have the opportunity to “contribute” to the world. We had some success with the business which was then followed by the economic crash of the Dot Com bubble and then shortly there after the economic slowdown following the September 11th attacks. As a small business we made cuts to survive and then focused on growing the business again.
Over the years we did better than most, started two more businesses and continue to run those now 15 years later. But the large cash bucket we had originally envisioned never materialized. What I did realize during those years is the importance to give what you can now and not just wait for some big event in the future. So I challenged myself to figure out what I could do to support my community and my world at each stage of my life and not just at some future point in time. I am happy to say that as I look back over these years there were a lot of ways we were able to make a positive impact on the world around us.
A few years ago I was at our family lake house in northern Ontario Canada when I attended a going away party for a family down the road. It was at this party that I met Susan Dix Lyons the founder of Clinica Verde. It turns out the Dix family house was just a few doors away from our family home and we had both spent our summers on the same lake but had never met. Susan and I just connected and seemed to have a shared vision for the world and love for making it a better place. Over the course of the next few months I came to learn about Clinica Verde and was invited to join the Board for their annual meeting in Nicaragua.
As a mother of two young boys my free time was limited, but I decided a 4 day trip to Nicaragua was something I could do and was the best gift I could give to myself. The next challenge for me was what could I do that fit my limited budget but might be helpful. Not a doctor, I didn’t know where to find medical supplies and I thought there had to be something I could bring with me. I learned that in Nicaragua the kids played baseball and there was even a local baseball field and team. As the mother of two boys who played baseball this was something I was familiar with.
I started by calling Sports Authority as they had their corporate headquarters near my home. They donated a bucket of balls and a few other items. This was a great start, but didn’t seem quite enough. My next idea was to send out an email to my local community asking for extra items that people might have and I left a big tub on my front porch. When I did arrived in Managua, Nicaragua I was carrying over 100 pounds of baseball equipment.
During our trip to the clinic Susan arranged for me to meet with the baseball team and have the opportunity of sharing the items directly with the children. We all had a great time tossing the balls, wearing new hats and laughing a lot.
During this time I was traveling with the Board of Directors for Clinica Verde that also included a number of doctors. The meeting site chosen for me to meet with the baseball team was in front of a family’s home in a rural community outside Boaco where the clinic is located. While I was playing baseball, Susan and the doctors went inside to meet with the family. In the home there was a young teenage girl who had recently given birth via c-section and the doctors discovered her incision was deeply infected. The doctors we able to help care for the infection and coordinate for her to visit Clinica Verde.
Some time later I was speaking with Susan and inquired after the girls health. Susan let me know the girl was doing fine. She had come to the clinic and the infection was gone. However, Susan went on to tell me the girl had stolen some surgical gloves during her visit. Shocked I was very confused at why someone who had just been given so much would steal something as small as surgical gloves. Susan went on to tell me the girl had stolen the gloves to fill up with clean water from the clinic to take home to the child. Wow, in that one moment I got some glimpse of how important Clinica Verde was to that community, how even a small amount of clean water could make a difference in someone’s life.
What I first was attracted to with Clinica Verde was how they were able, in just a few short years, conceive an idea, develop that idea and create a vibrant structure, health system, community center and vision for the future. As we progress with the development of the Boaco facility I develop an even greater appreciation for all the details that the founder’s vision for Clinica Verde incorporated from the water system that now waters the organic garden to the open courtyard that supports educational events. I appreciated that the vision for the first Clinica Verde clinic was to create a “prototype” on which to develop a larger system of clinics that can deliver “Heath and Hope” wherever they are built.
I know the Boaco Clinic is the first, but really it is the foundation, on which successful clinics and health cares systems and services can be developed. I appreciate now that “contribution” to our world can be done one small step at a time.
Many years ago I fell ill in the Gobi desert and was taken in by the local women who nursed me back to health. Through this experience I had the opportunity of experiencing unconditional love and giving. In 2012 I had the opportunity to visit Clinica Verde and see first hand their unconditional love and giving. When you arrive at Clinica Verde your first impression is of substance and structure and as soon as you walk into the building you will see professionalism, care, quality and hope. Clinica Verde is not a room that wants to make people feel better, Clinica Verde is a community structure that supports the health and development of everyone it touches. In just a few short years Clinica Verde has gone from idea to reality and has become a true support system for the Boaco community. Clinica Verde has made the most of every dollar donated to the cause and is now working on sustainability through larger grassroots support because each dollar can make the difference in a person’s life. I am blessed to be part of Clinica Verde and its goal to support Health & Hope throughout the world.
I joined their board after seeing the powerful way passion and love combine with practicality to provide value to people in one of the poorest nations in our hemisphere. Core principles like dignity and compassion play out in a space that patients find so warm and welcoming that it's a delight to be there. I love the way CV has partnered with others to create a thriving bio-intensive community garden that serves as a demonstration and education center. I love the way teens are mentored to become leaders to their peers and educate regarding reproductive wellness and planning. I love the whole spirit of the place and those behind it.
I have worked throughout the developing world, and felt drawn to Clinica Verde by the culture it has developed though honoring the essential humanity in each of us. The culture is one that welcomes all, and cares not only for people's physical health but also for that of their Spirit, offering hope that things can be better.
It specializes in caring for women and children in one of the poorest regions in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, and I feel especially proud of the way it helps empower women to plan their families in a way that can help lift them out of poverty.
The clinic also helps provide families with eco-stoves that help prevent deforestation while improving families' physical and financial health. Community partnerships include a bio-intensive garden which raises consciousness as well as health. There's just so much to love!
We have had many years of experience working and supporting Clinica Verde. We decided to support this organization due to its mission of helping women and children who are in poverty situations and desperately in need of food, shelter, medical treatment and educational opportunity. Smart, dedicated leadership, coupled with a talented and motivated staff have allowed Clinica Verde to produce amazing results for the people of Nicaragua. The organization is transforming lives by empowering women and children so they can live a heather and more beautiful life. Clinica Verde continues to far exceed our expectations. We recommend you check out their website at www.clinicaverde.org. to learn more about the amazing work they are doing.
When I was first approached to join the Board of Directors of Clinica Verde I did the proper due diligence, visited their website, read all the background materials, met some of the other board members and came away impressed, excited and challenged.
When I actually visited the Clinica, I saw not only the facility itself, but the surrounding community it serves. Seeing all this first-hand, it surpassed my first -already high- impressions and expectations.
This is only the beginning and I am thrilled and humbled to be in a position to help see this model not replicated but enhanced and extended.
I've been involved with Clínica Verde for around 5 months as an intern, and I've been incredibly impressed by the caring, passion, and drive of everyone that I have worked with. My position has allowed me to see the inner workings of the organization, and I'm proud to be involved with a nonprofit that does such important work for the health of families and young people.
What separates Clinica Verde from other nonprofits is its holistic approach to wellness, care and education. Clinica Verde does not just provide quality service to individuals in need, but it also provides long-lasting relationships and opportunities for young individuals to jumpstart their educational goals. I personally have been touched by the mission that this nonprofit has to offer to their community. Its not every day that individuals are offered healthcare, an education and friends. Clinica Verde is the ideal nonprofit.
As volunteers helping with housing, education and improved health care in Nicaragua for more than ten years now, we have watched Clinica Verde emerge as a mere idea into the most beautiful model of health care we could have ever imagined possible.
This rural medical clinic and healthy-living educational facility is almost beyond the imagination of anyone who witnesses the care and concern offered to families who come there for help. As I have told our American friends who ask about Clinica Verde, "You would be proud and very comfortable seeking treatment for your own health needs at this rural health clinic. It is a welcoming place of comfort and care that is seldom, if ever, seen in developing countries."
Clinica Verde is a brilliant realization of so much hard work and an amazing dream.
We are so impressed with the entire operation, from the environmental planning to the skillful execution of bringing together locals and volunteers from around the globe. It's rare to find a non-profit with such a beautiful balance of organization and sustainable holistic approach to providing care; Clinica Verde is just that!
Our experience at Clinica Verde was moving, wonderful, emotional, and eye opening. We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience the love, kindness, caring, and selflessness of everybody involved. This was our first trip and we were not sure what to expect. Clinica Verde exhibits something so special in such a deprived area. It demonstrates a sophisticated operation in a poor country with great need. Everybody involved was very proud to be a part of the facility. We departed with passion to return and great desire to be a part of Clinica Verde in the future. We are so humble. Clinic Verde has made quite an impact on our lives.
They are a wonderful organization! I learned a great deal about medicine in developing countries. The staff was incredibly thoughtful and organized; they were helpful with the volunteers and incredibly compassionate with the patients. The garden is an impressive endeavor as well! It seemed to bring a lot of people from the community together.
I recently visited Clinica Verde for the first time and was amazed to see firsthand how it has brought health and hope to Nicaragua. CV is not only providing basic healthcare, but also pre natal and post natal care, sexual reproduction and dietary / nutritional education in a clean, friendly, and positive environment. From the bio-intensive garden and architectural design which conserves resources to the compassionate and helpful staff, I was very impressed with CV's operations. Clinica Verde's annual report proves that this global, sustainable, and innovative prototype is making a big difference.
I recently toured Clinica Verde for the first time and it is a truly a new model of healthcare in which patient experience comes first. The facilities are impecable and the staff is very friendly. Clinica Verde has created a sense of belonging for those in the community and has met their health care needs improving their lives. It is a truly an inspiring non-profit organization that is also educating the future generations on health care and sexual education.
After visiting Clinica Verde and meeting the people involved with it's implementation, I am extremely impressed with how even though Clinica Verde is a new concept in medical outreach in developing countries, the Nicaraguan culture of ages is not forgotten. Everyone is welcomed and made to feel deserving of the care and service provided to them. The passion of Susan and the board is unparalleled. Keep up the good work!!
I recently returned from a visit to Clinica Verde where I met with staff members and joined the interim Medical Director on an outreach visit to the surrounding community. What struck me most about the visit was the uncompromising commitment to an environment where every patient feels valued and loved. Staff members ensure that every person who walks through their doors feels respected, listened to, and cared for.
Set in a rural area of Nicaragua, Clinica Verde serves patients with few resources. In addition to providing in-patient and outreach medical services, the clinic provides educational programs to meet some of the greatest health priorities in the region. These preventive health programs serve adolescents, mothers and babies and provide a holistic approach that serves as a model to other clinics.
Clinica Verde's work is exceptional and their staff is inspirational.
I just returned from my third visit to Nicaragua where I was able to tour, for a second time, the facilities at Clinica Verde in Boaco. Walking through the clinic, I was reminded of the non-profit's early promise to create a new model of healthcare in which patient experience is central. Indeed, this is what has been accomplished. Examination rooms feel less like "patient quarters" and more like well-lighted personal spaces, full of fresh air and sunlight that are clean without feeling antiseptic. It's easy to see how the clinic is able to draw thousands of first-time patients to its facilities for pre-natal care and wellness check-ups on an annual basis. Our First World healthcare system would be well served to consider the approach to patient care and patient experience being modeled by Clinica Verde in struggling Nicaragua. This is feel-good healthcare at its best by any economic measure.