Health—General & Rehabilitative

Somos Amigos Medical Missions

aka Somos Amigos

Rancho Mirage, CA

Mission

OUR MISSION:
• In partnership with the community of Naranjito, we commit to delivering unparalleled quality and reliable healthcare to isolated mountain communities in the Dominican Republic.

OUR VISION:
• To stand in solidarity with those who struggle, to bring healing and hope to as many patients as possible and with ever-increasing levels of care.
• To be a model of partnership and cooperation, to show what is possible when friends and colleagues work together in the service of others.

OUR VALUES:
• Respect
• Dignity
• Justice
• Compassion
• Excellence

Ruling Year

2001

Executive Director and President

Mr. Frank Brightwell

Main Address

71250 N Thunderbird Terrace

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 USA

Keywords

medical,dental,health,nutrition,developing,Dominican Republic

EIN

77-0553014

 Number

8127819568

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Public Health Program (E70)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Isolated people with limited resources do not have access to quality or reliable healthcare. That is the problem we strive to address.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Primary care medical and dental facility

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of patient visits

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Primary care medical and dental facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

These are the numbers of unique patient contacts (consultations by our physicians and dentists).

Number of people tested for HIV

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Primary care medical and dental facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Numbers of patients counseled and tested for HIV.

Number of individuals who are receiving timely health/dental exams

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Primary care medical and dental facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

These are numbers of patients treated by our dental teams.

Number of children having a medical home

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

Primary care medical and dental facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

These are the numbers of pediatric patients treated by our healthcare providers. Note that our statistics reflect 16 years and younger.

Number of practicing medical doctors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Primary care medical and dental facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Numbers of physicians treating patients.

Number of women counseled about Pap tests

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Primary care medical and dental facility

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

The numbers reflect the actual number of Pap tests administered; counseling is given to all women as appropriate.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

We strive to deliver quality medical and dental care to an unserved population, and we strive to deliver that care with humility, dignity and compassion.

Our volunteer caregivers and the other volunteers who support the caregivers deliver our care with humility, dignity and compassion. We staff our clinic periodically throughout the year with volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses, hygienists, and others.

We have patient records for nearly 5000 patients and have been providing care for more than twenty years. Our facility is well-equipped and well-stocked, and our providers are respected, active, experienced practitioners.

On each of our trips to staff our clinic, more than 80% of our patients are returning, regular patients. Our medical and dental records allow us to monitor progress and outcomes. Patients are healthier as a result of our caregivers' interventions. Indeed, some patients are alive as a result. Our charts and other data support our claims.

We continue to ask ourselves how we can serve more patients, and how we can continue to raise the level of care we offer. We would like to reach more isolated communities. We would like to supplement some of our on-site diagnostic capabilities. We would like to expand our education, prevention and outreach programs. We would like to staff our clinic periodically when we are not present, to allow us to monitor certain patients.

External Reviews

Financials

Somos Amigos Medical Missions

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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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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/15/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual Orientation
Decline to state
Disability Status
Decline to state

Race & Ethnicity

No data

Gender Identity

No data

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 08/15/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

done
We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
done
We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
done
We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
done
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

done
We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
done
We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.