Surgery on Sunday, Inc. is fortunate to have many great supporters and volunteers. Founded in 2005, by Dr. Andrew Moore, II, Surgery on Sunday has provided over 5,500 essential outpatient services to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. Surgeries are performed by volunteer physicians, nurses and other staff that have collectively donated over 90,000 of hours. Surgery on Sunday runs at very low cost with the average cost of a procedure being $250. Surgery on Sunday is always in need of donations to provide health care services, transportation, overnight accommodations and items needed post operatively. In addition to funds, in-kind donations of office equipment and surgical supplies are always in demand.
on Sunday is a nonprofit organization that provides essential outpatient
procedures at no cost to the uninsured, uninsured and who are not eligible for
state or federal assistance. Founded in
2005 by Dr. Andrew Moore, II it is the first program of its kind in the United
Founded in 2005, by plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Moore, II, Surgery on Sunday is the first organization of it's kind in the United States. Changing lives one surgery at a time, Surgery on Sunday relies on over 400 volunteers including physicians, nurses, other clinical and administrative staff to provide essential outpatient services. All services are provided at no charge to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured and do not qualify for state or federal assistance. To date, over 5,500 patients have been served with 90,000 volunteer hours.
essential outpatient procedures to those that cannot afford the services has a wide
suffering of the patient
financial burden to the patient
to work and/or return to work
the use of Emergency Rooms as primary care facilities
the financial burden on hospitals
a primary care home for the patient
Since inception, Surgery on Sunday has provided essential outpatient services at no cost to those who would otherwise go unserved. Essentially, this are individuals who "fall through the crack" of the healthcare system either because they do not qualify for assistance or they have high deductible plans that are 10% or greater of their household income.
Providing essential outpatient procedures to those that cannot afford the services has a wide reaching impact:
Minimize suffering of the patient
No financial burden to the patient
Ability to work and/or return to work
Reduce the use of Emergency Rooms as primary care facilities
Lessen the financial burden on hospitals
Establish a primary care home for the patient
Due to the need and the impact that Surgery on Sunday has made in Kentucky, and beyond, the organization has been the template for satellite operations. The long-term goal of Surgery on Sunday is to have programs set-up across the state.
Surgery on Sunday's Five Most Pressing Needs:
Surgery On Sunday is the first organization of it's kind in the United States to provide essential outpatient procedures at no cost to those who are uninsured, underinsured and who do not qualify for assistance. The uniqueness of Surgery on Sunday is that a donor is able to see the immediate impact of their donation. For a gift of $250, you change someone's life. You enable them to live a life free of pain, to return to work and give them hope. Many do not get to experience this type of impact and joy on others, we get to witness each Sunday that a surgery is held. The ability to serve and care for others is Surgery on Sunday's honor and privilege.
Historically, Surgery on Sunday has served individuals within Kentucky and a 250 mile radius from Lexington. However, given the need for our services, our reach has been extended. For individuals seeking care beyond 250 mile radius, cases are reviewed by the Board of Directors. Surgery on Sunday is caring for individuals from many border states.
The goal of Surgery on Sunday is to fill the gap for those
individuals that “fall through the crack” of services currently available and unable
to afford outpatient procedures. Surgery
on Sunday serves as a complement to existing government programs and does not duplicate
services. To be accepted to the program,
the individual must be up to 250% of the federal poverty level, have no
insurance or have a high deductible plan that is greater than 10% of household
Reduce the use of Emergency Rooms as primary
Establish a primary care home for the patient
The long-term plan for Surgery on Sunday is for each state
to have at least one similar program to meet the needs of citizens across the
United States. Currently, programs exist
in Georgia and Nebraska.
Surgery on Sunday has developed tools to share with other
health care organizations and groups that are interested in establishing a
program similar to Surgery on Sunday. The program has successfully launched in Georgia, Nebraska and most
recently in Louisville. This would allow Surgery on Sunday to pool resources
and to assist in serving more individuals across the state and country.
The success of our program is contingent on the partnerships
that we establish with community service organizations across the state and
border states. Due to the Affordable
Care Act, many of individuals we served have insurance, but there are still
many without insurance or who now have insurance but cannot afford the deductibles
associated with their plans. Our strategies
have certainly changed since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and the
organization is reaching out to the organizations and strengthening our
relationship for success.
Due to the changes in the health care environment, Surgery
on Sunday has had to adapt and rely on our greatest assets. Our greatest assets
are our breadth of 400+ volunteers and the established national reputation that
the organization has garnered in the past 10 years. As the first program of its
kind in the country, Surgery on Sunday has a group of dedicated supporters.
Surgery On Sunday while not strong in monetary capital, is very strong in human capital. Heroic volunteers that donate their time and expertise to ensure the program is successful. This has been the key factor in the success of the Lexington SOS program(s) and the expansion across the country.
Surgery on Sunday
measures progress and effectiveness by the number of individuals the
organization is able to serve. Since inception in 2005, we have provided free
outpatient procedures to over 5,500 individuals, with that number growing
monthly. This is in addition to the hundreds that we help each year that do not
qualify for the services of Surgery on Sunday, but we can connect them to an
agency to assist them. Also, this does
not account for the individuals who have been served at the other satellite organizations.
Surgery on Sunday is currently working on a new marketing
plan to highlight our revised eligibility requirements, which will allow the
organization to assist a greater number of people. This is an ongoing process to highlight our
services to the greater community, while focusing on the Hispanic population
which is currently underserved.
In addition, to highlighting our new requirements, Surgery
on Sunday is still striving toward the long-term goal of establishing a
satellite organization in each state. In
order to accomplish, the organization needs
an established endowment to be able to provide seed funds for these start-up
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