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ReSurge International

We are making reconstructive surgery accessible to all.

aka Burn Rescue   |   Sunnyvale, CA   |  http://www.resurge.org

Mission

We inspire, train, fund, and scale reconstructive surgical teams in low-income countries to provide life-changing care to patients with the greatest need.

Ruling year info

1973

President & CEO

Claire Lachance

Main address

756 N Pastoria Ave

Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA

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Formerly known as

Interplast

EIN

23-7297770

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Surgery (G9B)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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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?

Training and Education

We build capacity in low-income countries by training local reconstructive surgical teams in techniques that will allow them to better care for their communities. Through our Surgical Team Training Trips and Virtual Education programs, we are training the next generation in reconstructive surgery and creating a multiplier effect of long-term impact.

Population(s) Served

We provide direct surgical care for the underserved at no cost to the patient. We do this by funding the
work of ReSurge-qualified Surgical Outreach Partners in low-income countries and our Surgical Team Training Trip program. Our local partners are best suited to find, treat, and connect with families living in poverty who need care the most — that’s why 92% of all our surgeries are performed by local partners.

Population(s) Served

As one of the founders in the global surgery movement, we partner and engage with governments and multilateral organizations to prioritize global surgery as a cost-effective and indispensable component of health care. We also address issues like gender equity in global surgery through our women's empowerment programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Victims and oppressed people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Surgical Outreach Partner Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All programs are geared towards ensuring the availability of safe, timely, and affordable surgical care for our patients.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, People of Asian descent, People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trainees are identified and trained by ReSurge Academic Faculty, from leading medical schools. Through classroom, lab, and hands-on training, we teach local doctors the latest surgical skills.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, People of Asian descent, People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

To build sustainable, long-term, and local capacity in the communities we serve, ReSurge doctors travel to our surgical sites and conduct workshops/conferences to teach a variety of skill areas.

Number of hours of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, People of Asian descent, People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ReSurge's medical academic faculty and practicing medical volunteers donate their time and expertise to create comprehensive curriculum and/or provide hands-on training to teach local health workers.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, People of Asian descent, People of Latin American descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Every year, we send volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, operating and recovery room nurses, and hand/physical therapists to treat and train people living the countries we serve.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

ReSurge's mission is to provide free reconstructive surgery for people in developing countries to help strengthen surgical care worldwide. From its beginnings nearly fifty years ago, ReSurge International has been a pioneer in the field of reconstructive surgery, delivering an ever-expanding continuum of surgical care to people living in poverty and in remote regions of the world.

ReSurge's overarching goal is to establish, develop, and maintain host-country medical care and education programs with the following objectives:
• Provide education, training, and medical exchange
• Provide safe and timely reconstructive surgical and ancillary care to patients living in poverty and rural areas

ReSurge builds surgical capacity and transforms lives through six program components:

Surgical Care
•International Medical Partners: These partners provide year-round reconstructive surgical care for patients who suffer from disabling conditions caused by accidents such as burn and road traffic accidents, congenital conditions, such as cleft lip and palate, and cancers. Our growing cadre of international medical partners now perform approximately 88 percent of our surgeries.

•Surgical MissionTrips: Surgical mission trips send dedicated medical volunteers to the countries we serve to evaluate new sites, and provide surgical and ancillary care in locations where the need and caseload are overwhelming.

ReSurge Global Training Program
The ReSurge Global Training Program reflects our commitment to sustainability in providing reconstructive surgical care to the world’s poor. ReSurge has partnered with academic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, nurses, and therapists—experts in their field and in teaching—who serve as Visiting Educators in our host countries. Additionally, we have developed a telementoring program in anesthesia, which uses technology to connect developing country anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and anesthesia technicians with colleagues in the US to receive case-based training and guidance.

Founded in 1969 with Stanford University roots, ReSurge International is known for its delivery of the highest-quality surgical care and building surgical capacity in some of the most underserved areas of the world. ReSurge's staff collectively has more than 100 years of experience in nonprofit management and international development. The organization operates under a strategic plan framework, is governed by a strong board of directors and is monitored quarterly for effectiveness and financial efficiency. To ensure safe and effective surgical care, ReSurge also carefully vets each of our providers and has strict surgical protocols and policies, developed by our medical specialty committees; more than 123,000 safe surgeries have been provided thus far. Our training programs have already produced leading reconstructive surgeons in developing countries -- who in turn have created the first residency programs in their countries, exponentially increasing access to the poor. Led by Dr. Jim Chang, ReSurge CMO and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford, more than 75 top academics serve on our training faculty, developing critical curriculum and hands-on training so that trainees progress in their mastery of essential surgical skills.

ReSurge has accomplished much since its founding in 1969. To date, the organization's surgical volunteers and partners have performed more than 123,000 surgeries for children and adults suffering from congenital deformities or disabling injuries. The organization has also built surgical capacity in more than a dozen countries, trained thousands of medical professionals, and empowered local surgeons and medical professionals to make a commitment to serving the poor in their countries and communities. Additionally, as a member of the G4 Alliance, a group whose member organizations are dedicated to building political priority for surgical, obstetric, trauma and anaesthesia care as part of the global development agenda, ReSurge has played an integral role in increasing awareness of the need for and impact of surgery in low and middle-income countries.

There is still much more to be accomplished. In April 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery released the results of a study showing that 5 billion people around the world lack access to surgery and urged global leaders to invest in capacity. ReSurge is working strategically and collaboratively to address this need as it relates to reconstructive plastic surgery.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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ReSurge International

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Meredith Taylor

Chairman

Kim Kerry

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Greg Chiate

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Wende Hutton

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David Norton

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Tom Seery

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Eileen Sheldon

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Meredith Taylor

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NIsha Chaudry

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Diane Flynn

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Karen Moore

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Tom Davenport, M.D.

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Delali Attipoe

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Dorothy Gaal

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Kathryn Hanson

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Matthew Naythons

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Rick Redett, M.D.

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Manisha Shetty Santos

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Wendell Alderson

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Aliza Apple

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Derrick Booker

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John Cochrane

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Beck Ann Hughes

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Umesh Padval

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Linda Sunde

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Arvin Taneja

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Jenny Yip

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/14/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/12/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.