PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC PROJECT INC

aka POP   |   Carmel, IN   |  www.popstl.org

Mission

Pediatric Orthopedic Project, Inc. (POP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric orthopedic care in the developing world through surgical mission trips, the education of local medical staff, and hospital facility improvements. Every year we travel to countries in the developing world with a team of medical experts (doctors, nurses, physician assistants and technologists) and provide free orthopedic surgery on impoverished children. Currently, we are focusing our efforts in Santiago, Dominican Republic where more than 250 children have received free surgical correction in 8 years. Our organization's priorities includes education of the local doctors and medical staff.

Ruling year info

2014

President and Executive Director

Madelyn M Stazzone MD

Main address

934 Deer Lake Drive

Carmel, IN 46032 USA

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EIN

47-1109688

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

Health Support Services (E60)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Surgical Mission Trips

Every year we travel to countries in the developing world with a team of US medical experts (doctors, nurses, physician assistants and technologists) to perform free scoliosis (crooked back) surgeries on impoverished children and provide education to local doctors, nurses and other medical staff.

Population(s) Served

Group Seminars and Conferences:
An old proverb says: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Our mission’s primary goal includes the education of local doctors and medical staff, because we know this is the best way to sustain the work we do and it gives the community access to additional resources, both professionally and medically.

Our team has focused not only on one-on-one teaching, but on organized, group education as well, establishing the first orthopedic teaching conferences for doctors and nurses at the children’s hospital. Given our success at the children’s hospital in Santiago, we are encouraged to continue our efforts at this facility and build upon the educational foundations we have already established.

One-on-One Learning:
Continuing education is most effective when delivered in a variety of settings and this is why POP’s educational programs go beyond the classroom and into the OR and the rest of the hospital. During each mission trip, POP volunteer surgeons and medical staff partner together with local surgeons and medical staff at each surgery. This partnership enables deeper learning and greater success.

As part of POP’s hospital facility improvement programs, as we provide the hospital with new equipment and other resources, we provide training to the local staff on how to utilize and care for the equipment.

Population(s) Served

Helping the Community on their Terms:
Pediatric Orthopedic Project cares deeply about the conditions of the hospitals we visit. During our surgical mission trips, we observe and take note of how we can help, but we partner with the local staff to understand where they need our help most. We know that if we can help them on their terms, they can continue to better meet the needs of the members of their community.

By Western standards, the conditions in the Arturo Grullón Children’s Hospital are best described as going back in time 100 years. Children with fractures and other easily treatable conditions lie in hospital beds for weeks because orthopedic devices and equipment are hard to come by or are non-existent. The Pediatric Orthopedic Project is committed to help the struggling facility. During the last four years, we have improved conditions by: establishing and stocking the first orthopedic supply room; installing 24 ceiling fans in the orthopedic inpatient ward; and purchasing a sterilizer for the operating rooms. We also think of the families and how to can we help make their waiting less anxious and more comfortable. POP has re-decorated and furnished the OR waiting area.

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PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC PROJECT INC

Board of directors
as of 1/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Madelyn Stazzone

Pediatric Orthopedic Project, Inc.

Term: 2014 -

Enrico Stazzone MD

Peyton Manning Childrens Hospital

Richard Nigro MD

Anesthesiology

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No