Los Médicos Voladores

aka The Flying Doctors, LMV   |   Point Reyes Station, CA   |  http://www.flyingdocs.org

Mission

BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITIES THROUGH HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND VOLUNTEERISM

Notes from the nonprofit

LMV does not have a paid CEO or any paid employees

Ruling year info

1980

Managing Director

Stacy Loeffler Gradman

Main address

PO Box 1465

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 USA

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EIN

94-2366785

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

International Health Development (Q39)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Los Médicos Voladores (LMV) strives to bring health services to small rural communities. In Mexico: LMV provides dental, vision, and medical. LMV offers clinics in small pueblos not served by large cities on a regular basis in which a dentist is hard to find. In El Salvador: LMV brings physicians of all specialities; dentists; dental support teams; optometry services; education services; alternative support services such as acupuncture & chiropractic; prenatal care; and phycological support services to mountainous areas in rural villages outside of San Salvador. In Haiti: LMV provides up to 5 clinics (one per day in different areas of SE Haiti) two to three times per year, offering, medical care, dental care and vision care. LMV also provides a year around local nurse who travels to provide food packs specifically for malnourished children, and medical care for those in need. 100% of our organization is volunteer as there is no payroll.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Los Médicos Voladores Clinics

Los Médicos Voladores supports medical, dental, optometric and educational programs in selected villages in Northern Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, California & Nevada. Locations are selected based upon an absence of available services or the inability of segments of the population to access those services because of lack of funds or insurance. The services of LMV are provided free of charge to any community members.

LMV trips depart from West Coast airports in the US, primarily in California, as often as once a month. Volunteer clinics to the United States and Mexico are piloted by volunteer members; trips to Latin America use commercial flights.

LMV also runs a clinic twice a year in Oasis, California, in cooperation with a range of other volunteer and nonprofit groups, to benefit migrant workers with no health insurance or other access to health care.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To bring smiles, vision, and basic healthcare to the rural communities served

Recruiting health care personnel to donate their time. Raising funds to support buying supplies, equipment and advertising to make this happen. Simple Solutions.

LMV has been doing this since 1975, without offices, payrolls or major overhead. It will continue to happen as long as there are volunteers to make it happen.

LMV has helped thousands of individuals and if possible will continue to go where needed. The ability to serve areas is only limited by how volunteers get to the location, and if the community requests assistance.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Los Médicos Voladores

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Adrian Fenderson

No Affiliation

Term: 2018 -

Monte Short

Los Medicos Voladores The Flying Doctors

Stacy Gradman

Los Medicos Voladores dba The Flying Doctors

Pedro Rump

Los Medicos Voladores

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No