Health—General & Rehabilitative

Childrens Surgical Center

Kodiak, AK

Mission

The Children's Surgical Centre aims to improve the quality of life for disabled Cambodians by providing free rehabilitation surgery and post-op care. Integral to this mission is a program of training local surgeons and health workers, focusing on the development of sustainable health services for Cambodians.

Ruling Year

2010

Principal Officer

Dr. Jim Gollogly

Main Address

PO Box 2545

Kodiak, AK 99615 USA

Keywords

health, disability, surgery

EIN

71-0897496

 Number

7531128645

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Hospital (Specialty) (E24)

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Programs + Results

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Disabilities come in many forms, but more often than not affect those in society who are the most vulnerable: children and the elderly. Disabled people in Cambodia are more numerous than in many other countries as a result of 30 years of war with the accompanying lack of normal medical care, and because so much destruction took place in the country, patients tend to be very poor and unable to afford what healthcare is otherwise available. While in developed countries the disabled are embraced ever-increasingly into society, the process may be far behind or non-existent in developing countries. Disabilities cause a tremendous amount of suffering and have the potential to destroy social integration, happiness, economic productivity, and quality of life.

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Surgery and Medical Training

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The majority of physical disabilities can be improved or eliminated by relatively cheap procedures and techniques such as surgery and prosthetic devices. Unfortunately, surgical projects unjustly tend to inspire a negative reaction with donors who imagine large, expensive, non-sustainable, high tech units soaking up the limited health resources of a developing country, and performing complex operations for a limited elite. This is not the case at CSC where rehabilitative surgical procedures are cheap and sustainable and the material costs for surgery can be cost equivalent to the treatment of many infectious diseases (around US$420 per operation). The surgical techniques can be easily learned by local surgeons. CSC aims to improve the quality of life for disabled poor people by providing free rehabilitation surgery. Integral to our mission is a program of training local surgeons and health workers, focusing on the development of sustainable health services.

At CSC, patients are divided into three types: eye patients, ENT patients, and rehab patients. They are divided into 3 separate areas where they are seen by doctors working in the ophthalmology department, ENT department, or the general rehabilitation department. All 3 departments work independently of each other, but combine to care for patients who need the services of more than 1 type of specialist. All staff are Khmer, with the exception of any expatriate Fellow or visiting expatriate volunteer surgeons, and medical students who might be present. International surgeons and other medical professionals provide training to local staff in order to ensure the skills of the local staff are steadily expanded. Around 4,000 surgical procedures are performed per year at CSC, completely free of charge, and this number is increasing annually with a steady infusion of new procedures.

We work hard to provide free surgery and care for our patients, as they cannot afford medical care elsewhere. We believe that they have a right to a better quality of life, that will come from their improved health. We focused our specialties on the most necessary and overlooked types of care needed right now in Cambodia. Our specialties are orthopedic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, ear-nose-and-throat (ENT) surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and anaesthesia. We also provide post-op care that include physiotherapy and speech therapy as well.

Our main indicators lie in the number of patients coming for consultations and surgeries each year at our hospital. In 1998, we saw 455 patients for consultations and 8 operations were performed. In 2008, we saw 13,507 patients for consultations and 4,630 operations were performed. In 2017, we saw 25,318 patients for consultations and 4,018 operations were performed. Thus, the number of patients each year has been steadily increasing, which we see as a strong indicator that our services are still needed. The other major indicator is how many local people we have trained as surgeons, nurses, and health care professionals over the years - which has expanded exponentially over time as well. This is because we are committed to developing sustainable surgical services for Cambodians - and believe that local surgeons and health workers are the key to making this have a lasting impact in the country.

Since CSC's founding in 1998, when we started as a small project to help victims of landmine injuries, many of whom were children. Since then, CSC has grown into what it is today: a surgical centre that provides care to more than 20,000 patients a year. The number of patients each year has been steadily increasing, which we see as a good indicator that our services are still needed. In 2017, we gave 25,318 patients consultations, and performed 4,018 operations - completely free of charge for our patients.

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Childrens Surgical Center

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & 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