My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mercy Ships Operations, Lindale, TX, USA
I was very impressed with the entire organization. First and foremost, having the ship stay in one location for 9 or months provides continuity of care that many of the 1-2 week medical missions don't provide. This also gives sustainabilty for the longterm for the care of that particulr region where the ship is docked.
The focus on the mission of providing excellent surgical care to this very poor patient population is extraordinary. The logistics of getting there and having all the volunteers from all over the world work together in a friendly and focused manner says alot about the organization and the people who volunteer to work on the shipi.
Also, many thanks to the people behind the scenes at headquarters that help coordinate the thousands that make the commitment.
The experience (fall of 2011) I recevied during my stay was beyond expectations, and had me coming back this year for a longer stay and bringing a surgical resident to potentially develop a humanitarian surgery rotation.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make it easier to bring my spouse, who is a nurse, for only the duration of my stay.
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