Somos Amigos Medical Missions

aka Somos Amigos   |   Rancho Mirage, CA   |  www.somosamigos.org

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 info

2001

Executive Director and President

Mr. Frank Brightwell

Main address

71250 N Thunderbird Terrace

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 USA

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EIN

77-0553014

NTEE code info

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Public Health Program (E70)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

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?

Primary care medical and dental facility

Somos Amigos volunteers provide quality and reliable healthcare to patients at our primary care facility.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 patient visits

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

Adults

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). 2020 figures reflect impact of covid on services.

Number of people tested for HIV

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

Adults

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

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

Adults

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

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

Children and youth

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

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

Adults

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

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

Women and girls

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.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

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. During the pandemic we have partnered with local providers so that we could maintain our continuity of care for our patients. We work in close partnership with our host community and pubic health officials.

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

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.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve patients from 34 local communities.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We changed practices and procedures for patients entering our clinic, as well as made improvements to our waiting areas.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    All of our constituencies recognize that we strive to maintain a true partnership with our patients and the communities we serve.

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Somos Amigos Medical Missions

Board of directors
as of 8/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mary Denger


Board co-chair

Dr. James McCann

Dr. Michael Kaminski

Board Member

Patricia Prince

Secretary

Frank Brightwell

Executive Director

James Noonan

Treasurer

Dr. Michael Keegan

Board Member

Mary Denger

Board Vice-Chair

Sheila Cullen

Board Member

Dr. James McCann

Board Member

Dr. Sharon Huang

Board Member

Dr. James Hudson

Board Member

Gareth Moore

Board Member

Amy Daubert

Board Member

Dr. Marcus Jimenez

Board Member

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 8/27/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/27/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.