Blancas House Corp

Crossing borders to change lives

aka Blanca's House   |   Huntington Station, NY   |  http://blancashouse.org

Mission

Blanca's House is an organization of volunteers that brings free medical services and healthcare education to communities in Latin America.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO

Galo Burbano

Main address

33 Walt Whitman Road Suite 232

Huntington Station, NY 11746 USA

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EIN

26-1338765

NTEE code info

Community Health Systems (E21)

Medical Disciplines (G90)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

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Blanca's Kids

At times, our Medical Teams Abroad face cases that are urgent and dire, but cannot be treated locally, as they require more extensive care than can be provided in their local communities. Through Blanca’s Kids, we are able to provide these children with free airfare, housing and care, while they receive free medical care on Long Island. Following their treatment here, Blanca’s Kids continues to ensure that they receive the continued medical treatment they require in their own countries.

Population(s) Served

Stretching across international borders to provide essential medical care in local communities, we offer healthcare services, as well as health education, food and school supplies and clothing in our "host neighborhoods.” Offering free healthcare to anyone in need, this program has facilitated care for over 3,000 people in the past 6 years.

Population(s) Served

The purpose of Blanca's House Ecuador is twofold. It is our host when we arrive with our medical-mission teams in Ecuador. Potential patients are identified for surgeries prior to the arrival of Blanca’s House. Additionally, with clinics in Guayaquil, Loja, and Santa Lucia, Blanca’s House Ecuador provides ambulatory services and screenings for the people of Ecuador when mission teams are not there.

Population(s) Served

Offering the unique opportunity to introduce young people from Long Island to medicine, our Junior Volunteer Program allows these students to join us on missions, where they volunteer and observe in and out of the operating rooms.

Population(s) Served

The Go Dental Mission team provides pro-bono dental services and dental health education to under-served communities in Latin America.
Go Dental Mission volunteers come from various backgrounds. Our team of volunteers are Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, and Non-Dental Volunteers with an interest in caring for children and adults in urban and rural the communities in Latin America. Our Dental Team volunteers have a passion for working with children and adults.
Patient oral health and nutritional education are key elements of the program. A portion of our volunteers have little or no dental background, however, their services are a critical component to the successful operation of our work. Non-dental volunteers work side-by-side with the dental professionals in clinical and school settings. Interacting with the people of our host country is a critical component for all short term medical mission trips and allows us to leave a lasting foot print on the community.

Population(s) Served

The Blanca’s House Rheumatology Team travels to the Blanca’s House Ecuador Clinic three to four times a year. Located in Guayaquil, the clinic provides ongoing medical care to the people of Ecuador who cannot afford of have access to quality healthcare. The purpose of these medical mission is to screen and treat patients, as well as educate Ecuadorian medical students and primary care physicians to recognize diseases, to learn up-to-date treatment techniques, and as necessary, direct patients to the appropriate specialists within Ecuador.

The team focuses on the following diseases:

Rheumatoid arthritis: an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints.
Osteoporosis: thinning of the bones, with reduction in bone mass, due to depletion of calcium and bone protein. Osteoporosis predisposes a person to fractures, which are often slow to heal and heal poorly.
Spondyloarthropathy: a rheumatological disease affecting the spine.
In addition to direct patient treatment by the Blanca’s House rheumatology specialists, the education component has allowed local doctors, in conjunction with Blanca’s House Ecuador, to provide a monthly clinic in which they will screen and treat patients. Their next step is to sponsor weekly clinics. The Blanca’s House Team will continue to travel to Guayaquil to provide ongoing education and treatment in conjunction with the Ecuadorian doctors and medical students.

Population(s) Served

Sitting on a steep hill overlooking the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Meyotte has no consistent medical care. The needs are great and with the occurrence of hurricane Matthew this year, many suffered a multitude of injuries from this horrific storm. There continues to be a fierce need for basic and advanced healthcare. Our current priority is the construction of an appropriately appointed, clinical structure that will provide opportunities to care for the healthcare needs of this area. As of now there are no enclosed, structurally safe facilities. Our clinic services will include immunizations, dental exams, healthcare education, wound care and ophthalmologic evaluations. As the clinic grows, our plan is to include surgical services. The fruition of Blanca’s House Haiti is a dream come true for us and for the Haitian people.

Population(s) Served

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Blancas House Corp

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Stephen Coccaro

Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, LLC

Term: 2008 - 2018


Board co-chair

Dr. Nicholas Craig

North Country Surgical PC

Term: 2008 - 2017

Galo Burbano

Long Island Anesthesia Physicians LLP

Eric Hoffmann

Shoreham Medical Services

Richard Scriven

Stony Brook University Medical Center

Luisa Castiglia

Children's Primary Care Pediatrics

Kerry O'Sullivan-Hansen

Emergency Dept., Mather Hospital