Flying Samaritans

aka Flying Sams   |   San Luis Obispo, CA   |  https://www.flyingsams.org

Mission

The Flying Samaritans have four basic missions - primary care, specialty care, education and emergency care. In our primary care role, the Samaritans fly (and drive) to clinics where they provide non-emergency services, such as family medicine, optometry, audiology, dentistry and dental hygiene, and preventative health care. Most patients are the 60% of the Mexican population who are not eligible for Mexican Social Security medical care.

Ruling year info

1965

President

Vic Jones

Vice President

Jim McKay

Main address

P.O. Box 13302

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 USA

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EIN

95-6111565

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (W19)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Health care of the citizens of Baja, California

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hospital and Surgery Support in rural Mexico

The Flying Samaritans sponsors El Buen Pastor Hospital in San Quintin, Baja, Mexico.
Specialty surgeries are performed one weekend per month for 11 months each year.
Most patients are the 60% of the Mexican population who are not eligible for Mexican Social Security medical care.
The Flying Samaritans also provide training for local Doctors and Medical Students.

Population(s) Served

The Flying Samaritans have several clinics which provide free primary medical care and scholarships for students. - primary care, specialty care, education and non-emergency services, such as family medicine and preventative health care.
Most patients are the 60% of the Mexican population who are not eligible for Mexican Social Security medical care.
The Flying Samaritans also provide training for local Doctors and Medical Students.

Population(s) Served
Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

Further our accomplishments to provide free medical care and education to more underserved population.
Continue to build and upgrade clinics and upgrade our hospital.

We have created new outreach committees and upgrade our publications.

We continue to attain new membership who have exceeded our expectations for growth.

We have grown more in the past year than any other year although our per capita expenses are down. We continue to face challenges with building clinics in municipalities and face problems getting our medical supplies across the border.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Flying Samaritans

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jim McKay

No Affiliation

Term: 2000 - 2020


Board co-chair

Rick Donker

Board leadership practices

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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