Novick Cardiac Alliance

happyheart

aka Novick Cardiac Alliance   |   Memphis, TN   |  http://www.cardiac-alliance.org

Mission

To provide pediatric cardiac care to children in underserved regions of low and middle-income countries and education to their healthcare professionals in order to achieve an independently functioning local team over time. Our goal is to build local capacity and sustainability in pediatric cardiac care in low and middle-income countries. We do this regardless of gender, race, religion, economics or political affiliations.

Ruling year info

2015

CEO

Dr. William M Novick

Main address

1750 Madison Ave Ste 500

Memphis, TN 38104 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

47-2184002

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Heart and Circulatory System (G43)

Heart and Circulatory (H43)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance was created to help provide the total cardiac care to children in developing countries. Each year 1.3 million children are born with a heart defect. 14% of children born with a heart defect will not survive their first month of life and 30% will not survive their first year of life without treatment. (Reference from our webpage) The children we serve have limited access to quality cardiac care, and the families lack the financial resources to seek care elsewhere.

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?

Pediatric Cardiac Care

The Novick Cardiac Alliance is committed to bringing sustainable health care solutions to children with cardiac disease in the developing world.
We are dedicated to improving the skills, knowledge, technology and experience of local health-care providers in regions of the world without access to quality Pediatric Cardiac Care.
We aim to provide comprehensive care to all children with congenital or acquired heart disease regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, political ideation, genetic factors or economic means.

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 free open heart surgeries performed

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of families served in heart-related treatment

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who underwent open heart surgery

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the total number of children that received operations during our teams time on our affiliate sites.

Number of children evaluated on each trip.

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the children that undergo echo-cardiogram, chest x-ray and consultation with the pediatric cardiologists and surgeons for consideration for medical treatment or surgery during a trip.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

Our goal is that in the future all children with heart disease, no matter where they are born, will be able to receive the medical and surgical care they require to live a long and healthy life.

We collaborate with local hospitals, governments, humanitarian organizations, and Health Ministries to provide total cardiac care to children in developing countries. This collaboration will enable local health-care authorities to build Pediatric Cardiac care services in-country and in time eliminate the need to send these children abroad for surgery.
We educate local health-care professionals and work with their educational institutions to improve the standard of training and hence care provided to children with heart disease. Education includes clinical bedside teaching, didactic lectures, and ad hoc teaching sessions on site.

We have both permanent and volunteer staff to carry out our pediatric cardiac care health initiatives. Such a setting allows us to have teams in the field simultaneously providing clinical services to the children and education to the local healthcare professionals. Fundraising is the key to being able to provide more service in Low and Middle-Income countries. Therefore we seek funding sources at every level, private individuals, civic organizations, foundations both private and public as well as corporate support and support from the countries' own Ministry of Health or Finance.

We have the ability to expand our services so that we are making 40-50 trips annually operating on more than 800 children and teaching multiple teams locally simultaneously.

Since our humble beginning in November 2014 we have operated on 1999 children with heart disease in the following countries; China (Beijing), Ecuador (Guayaquil), Honduras (Tegucigalpa), Iran (Tehran, Zahedan), Iraq (Najaf, Karbala, Babylon), Kyrgyzstan (Biskek), Lebanon (Al Rachaya), Libya (Benghazi, Tobruk, Tripoli), Macedonia (Skopje), Morocco (Rabat), Nigeria (Enugu, Oyo), Pakistan (Rawalpindi), Russia (Kemerovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh) and Ukraine (Kharkiv, Kyiv) a total of 14 countries and 23 cities.

Each city receives training and education of the local healthcare professionals and if the cities are not too far apart doctors and technicians from other cities visit us for additional training in pediatric cardiac care. We have developed sustainable programs in Beijing, Guayaquil, Tegucigalpa, Tehran, Karbala, Skopje, Rabat, Rawalpindi, Kemerovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, Kharkiv and Kyiv which are all independently capable of providing substantial pediatric cardiac care.

Several sites still require multiple trips per year for additional time before they will be independently caring for these children and able to establish sustainable programs. We are committed to continuing to visit these sites to help the children and build the capacity of the local team.

We have a number of programs in the developmental stages; Cuenca (Ecuador) where we are simply waiting for COVID-19 quarantine issues to be resolved. Similarly, we have a program ready to launch in Lubumbashi (DRC) waiting on COVID-19 border closure and quarantine to be lifted. We are working with a hospital in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) to get infrastructure upgrades sponsored and performed so that it reaches the level needed to carry our pediatric cardiac care. We are also implementing an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, heart support device for heart failure) course in Kharkiv which will begin when COVID-19 restrictions in Ukraine are relaxed.

Projects on the horizon are improving pediatric cardiac surgical services in Ibn Al Bitar Cardiac Center in Baghdad and instituting a pediatric cardiac surgical service in Basra, Iraq. Our future efforts on the African continent include helping improve programs in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, and Dodoma, Tanzania in the near future.

The magnitude of the deficit for pediatric cardiac care in Low and Middle-Income countries (LMIC) demands that we continue to train as many individuals in LMIC as we can.

Financials

Novick Cardiac Alliance
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Novick Cardiac Alliance

Board of directors
as of 7/31/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. William Novick

Novick Cardiac Alliance

Term: 2015 - 2021

Donald Pemberton

Vice President/NCA

Srinadh Rao

Secretary/ NCA

Elizabeth Novick

Treasurer/ NCA