Our mission is to improve healthcare by providing patients with access to quality medical care through innovative staffing solutions. Why do we do what we do? Because we're committed to patient care. At the end of the day, we work to make sure patients have access to the medical care they need. We like to take our mission one step further by implementing it through charitable endeavors.
Almost a decade ago, LocumTenens.com made corporate social responsibility a part of our strategic business platform and consider it an important KPI in the measure of our success. We believe making an impact globally and right here in our community is an essential component of what makes our company and our associates successful.
Each year, we sponsor surgical brigades for the physicians who work with us, as well as our associates, to travel and serve on medical missions in developing countries where quality healthcare is inadequate. We are also proud to be involved with supporting nearly 50 other charitable organizations at any given time through corporate funding, associate fundraisers and volunteerism. Each year, LocumTenens.com associates receive one paid day off to volunteer at the charity of their choice to give back to the community. In 2017 alone, 478 associates gave 2,151 volunteer hours to the community, tackling everything from visiting sick children in local hospitals to building houses.
LocumTenens.com going the “Extra Mile”
Chris Franklin was recently featured on 11Alive News discussing LocumTenens.com’s charitable contributions as a part of a collaboration between the Atlanta Business Chronicle BIZ show and GoBeyondProfit. He discusses our mission trips, local volunteerism and our telemedicine-based venture called Connecting Kids with Care. See the video below.
Medical Mission Trips
LocumTenens.com is committed to supporting medical missions work and increasing healthcare access in underserved areas, sponsoring and recruiting healthcare providers for several medical brigades, and by operating the website MedicalMissions.org, which helps connect trained medical volunteers with organizations sponsoring medical missions all over the world.
To date, individuals from more than 217 countries have visited the site, more than 5,000 medical professionals have registered for volunteer missions on MedicalMissions.org and hundreds of organizations have posted thousands of opportunities. To honor some of these selfless providers, LocumTenens.com holds the MedicalMisssions.org Physician and Advanced Practitioner of the Year Awards, providing them with a donation to the charity of their choice.
Each year LocumTenens.com also chooses associates to accompany medical providers and donated medical equipment to Honduras as part of Predisan Health Ministry’s medical mission to an underserved area in need. The most recent trip resulted in a record 56 procedures in only four days.
Giving back has always been a part of the fabric of LocumTenens.com, and we are proud to be involved with supporting the following organizations:
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MedicalMissions.org's Physician and Advanced Practitioner of the Year Awards
Every day, healthcare volunteers in the United States and around the world help the underserved receive critically-needed care through medical missions work. In 2012, LocumTenens.com began recognizing physicians for their charitable work by presenting the MedicalMissions.org Physician of the Year Award. Two honorees are selected each year, with this marking the first Advanced Practitioner of the Year Award to be given. As part of the award, LocumTenens.com will donate to House of Hope on behalf of Dr. Halverson and to Refuge International on behalf of Deborah Bell.
Connecting Kids with Care™
One of LocumTenens.com’s latest charitable ventures is Connecting Kids with Care™, which is an innovative, not-for-profit initiative of Jackson Healthcare that LocumTenens.com enabled and continues to help staff. The team mobilizes core healthcare staffing relationships, technologies and expertise to link children to life-altering care through remote care technology. In less than a year, Connecting Kids with Care™ exceeded its goals, having already begun work with more than 100 humanitarian organizations in 15 countries. It has matched individual children with volunteer medical providers from 13 specialties who have provided direct interventional care, assessment, and care planning for the kids, their local medical staff and caregivers.
Services are 100 percent free for both medical volunteers and those receiving care. The platform utilizes existing technologies so there is no need for anyone to purchase additional equipment. The pairing of personal relationships with technology allows medical experts to donate their skills with optimal efficiency and opens up new opportunities for children and medical providers alike.
Since launching in pilot phase in July 2016, Connecting Kids with Care™ has facilitated nearly 800 care encounters including adoption medical assessment, urgent and episodic care, chronic disease care plans, chart reviews with physician collaboration, feeding and therapy plans, and clinical decision making. These diagnoses have a broad range of impacts for the children and their caregivers. Orphaned or abandoned children access better immediate care while prospective adoptive parents are better able to anticipate and plan lifetime care.
To learn more about Connecting Kids with Care™, practitioners can visit ConnectingKidsWithCare.org.