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Events: 21st Annual WSF Tennis FUNdraiser & BBQ

May 11, 2019

Can you believe the first day of summer is less than six weeks away? Then you better start practicing to serve up aces at the 21st Annual World Surgical Foundation Tennis FUNdraiser and BBQ! Don’t play tennis? Just come enjoy some fun in the sun with us before the barbecue. Tickets for the BBQ only are $50.

The event, sponsored in part by Landmark Commercial Realty, Inc., will be held at the West Shore Country Club (100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011) on Friday, 21 June 2019. Player registration begins @ 1:00 PM. All proceeds benefit the World Surgical Foundation.

The tournament format is round-robin mixed doubles and limited to 32 players. Tennis will be followed by a barbecue and raffle at the pavilion. To enter or become a sponsor contact #WSF Tennis Chairman, David J. Remmel, by phone: +1 717 7311990 or e-mail: remmeld@landmarkcr.com.

Download the registration form to submit by mail. Entry fee and sponsor/patron information is on the form. Click here to download the brochure and registration form.

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Future Plans: 2019 Surgical Missions to Honduras and Nigeria

May 2, 2019

World Surgical Foundation is accepting volunteer applications for its future 2019 surgical missions. Our annual surgical brigade to Honduras will be from 21 to 29 September in San Pedro Sula at the Fundación Hospital Leonardo Martínez. We will also be traveling to Calabar, Nigeria for a surgical mission from 2 to 10 November. A visa must be obtained before departure for travel to Nigeria, and a passport with at least six months validity is required for both countries. For more information contact us via the website form or send an e-mail to info@worldsurgicalfoundation.org

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Future Plans: 2019 Philippines Surgical Mission

January 11, 2019

On 25 January 2019, volunteers from the World Surgical Foundation will board a ferry from Batangas City and travel by sea to Odiongan, Romblon. They will be joining our international chapter, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, for the annual WSF mission.

This will mark the first mission of WSF Philippines in 2019 with 11 more scheduled for the year. We are expecting to perform 100 major surgeries along with 200 minor procedures at Romblon District Hospital in Odiongan during this mission. Final screening of patients will be on Saturday, 26 January. The first scheduled day for surgeries will be Monday the 28th.

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Mission Update: Honduras Sunday Funday 2018

October 8, 2018

2018 Honduras Surgical Brigade

On Sunday, 7 October 2018, World Surgical Foundation volunteers arrived at the Fundación Hospital Leonardo Martínez Valenzuela to set up ORs and supply rooms as well as do final screening for approximately 200 patients to schedule them for surgery this week. Since this is our second time visiting the hospital, setup was not difficult with only a few tables needed for the main supply room and cleaning of another room for sutures, gloves, and other surgeons’ needs. A third room of anesthesia supplies was also stocked from the 25 medical bags brought by the Foundation for this surgical brigade.

Once screening was completed, Monday’s schedule was set with 15 general, 5 pediatric, 5 hand, and 5 OB/GYN surgeries for the day with 66 more general, 14 pediatric, 10 hand, and 20 OB/GYN surgeries to be performed during the 6-day brigade. WSF surgeons will be utilizing 6 of 7 ORs in the operating theater allowing us to complete as many surgeries as time allows by Friday. Check back here for more updates as the week progresses.

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Future Plans: 2018 Honduras Surgical Brigade

September 29, 2018

The World Surgical Foundation will be sending a team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers to host its annual surgical brigade in Honduras from 7 to 12 October 2018 at the Fundacion Hospital Leonardo Martinez V. in San Pedro Sula. This will be WSF’s second brigade at this hospital, and we thank the administration and staff for accommodating us two years in a row. Final screening will be on Sunday the 7th with 90 General Surgery, 30 OB/GYN Surgery, 15 Hand Surgery, and 30 Pediatric Surgery patients already pre-screened. Surgery begins Monday morning at 8 AM.

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Events: Mission Possible: Romblon

September 29, 2018

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UPMC Pinnacle renames Medical Library in honor of Dr. Alvear

July 30, 2018

Congratulations, Dr. Domingo T. Alvear, for being honored by UPMC Pinnacle in the renaming of its Medical Library for his tireless work as chief of pediatric surgery and mentor to many a surgical resident. As founder and chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Alvear has recruited surgical residents to accompany #WSF on its missions around the world continuing his legacy of humanitarian service and education now and into the future.

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Future Plans: 2018 Philippines Surgical Mission

February 18, 2018

The World Surgical Foundation will be holding its annual surgical mission to the Philippines at Don Manuel Lopez Memorial District Hospital in Balayan, Batangas from 26 February to 2 March 2018. At least 150 major and 250 minor cases have been pre-screened for surgery already. The WSF team will be traveling to the Philippines on 22 February crossing the international date line to arrive on 24 February 2018. We will be joining a group of volunteers assembled by World Surgical Philippines to handle all the patients we expect to see. Final screening will take place on Saturday, 24 February with the first day of surgery beginning Monday.

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Media: Good Day PA Interviews Dr. Alvear

August 15, 2017

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Events: WSF 20th Anniversary Gala

July 26, 2017

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