Medical teams visit Nuevo Progreso 4-6 times a year providing high quality care in the specialties of:
Head and Neck surgery
Eye services including Optometry and Ocular surgery
Team leaders recruit the best combination of medical caregivers to provide surgeries that truly change lives, such as cleft lip and palate repair, restoration of sight, and removal of large tumors, to name a few. Volunteers work tirelessly in service to the people who receive care at Hospital de la Familia and are appreciated as vital to the success of Hospital de la Familia Foundation's mission.
The teams coordinate the acquisition and transportation of all necessary supplies to accomplish the surgeries involved and rely heavily on donations.
Not only do the people of these rural communities benefit from team visits, but volunteers return home with the satisfaction that their hard work, skill, and knowledge are able change the lives of people less fortunate than them. Through teamwork they gain new friends and contacts and a better understanding of themselves as global citizens.
For anyone interested in participating or joining a team, please review the list of upcoming team visits at the following link: https://www.hospitalfamiliafoundation.org/team-registration.
Donation fees cover round trip airfare from a major U.S. city hub airport to Guatemala City and ground transportation to and from the hospital, as well as room and board in Nuevo Progreso, filtered water and beverages at the hospital. Laundry is also included while you are at the hospital. Costs outside of the donation fee include hotel stays, meals on either end of the trip, airport transfers and tips.
You will be able to see the teams and the dates of their visits. You can request to join a team that works for you. If you join a team you will be expected to stay for the duration of the trip. The team leader will admit you to the team at their discretion based on the composition of the team.
Hospital de la Familia's address is:
5ta avenida (entre 5ta & 6ta calle)
Nuevo Progreso, Departamento de San Marcos
011-502-7762-9591 (general line)