I have been aware of Operation Access for a long time. It is one of the few non-profits in which every one of the volunteers and participant-patients wins. The surgeons and nurses love it as it fulfills their desire to give back. The hospitals love it because it fulfills their commitment to community health. The Community Clinics love it because it provides what their clinic constraints do not allow. The patients love it because they receive care from themes compassionate caregivers. Everyone is smiling at the opportunity to be involved - very rare!!!
I am a former board member and have stayed involved because of the mission of OA. This is a unique organization that promotes US medical volunteerism and helps people who can not afford outpatient medical procedures and surgeries. The commitment of the staff and volunteer providers is unique and unmatched in caring for others.
I have watched a group of committed surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses repair reversible surgical problems thus permitting extrordinarily grateful patients return to work.
The exhilaration of the surgical team is inspirational
Operation Access is a great organization that leverages the generosity of volunteer medical professionals in order to help bridge the healthcare gap. I feel great knowing that for the $100 donation I made last year, they were able to provide more than $700 worth of medical care to low-income, uninsured people. We all know how hard it can be for people who don't have health insurance. I'm proud to be part of this innovative solution!