Health—General & Rehabilitative

Los Médicos Voladores

aka The Flying Doctors, LMV

Point Reyes Station, CA

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

1980

Managing Director

Stacy Loeffler Gradman

Main Address

PO Box 1465

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 USA

Keywords

Medical Mission, Flying Doctors, flying doctors, Los Medicos Voladores, Haiti, Dental Services, LMV, volunteer, healthcare, medical, dental, aircraft, rural, Mexico, Baja Mexico, free, optometry, villages, vision, glasses, California Health, Guatemala, Los Médicos Voladores

EIN

94-2366785

 Number

6165097273

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Support Services (E60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

International Health Development (Q39)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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.

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Our programs

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

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Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

By the amount of people LMV serves annually, and the amount of money raised to make this 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

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

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the feedback loop
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, suggestion box/email.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: 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?
We share feedback with: our board.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: 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.

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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