Trips are patient and escort travel for the specific purpose of a specialist physician appointment or specialized hospital admittance (that is not available locally). The appointment is made necessary by the nature of the disease, disorder, wound or necessity to use a specific distant facility for very specific procedural, regulatory or financial reasons.
Mercy Medical Angels has received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the 7th time in 2013.
Date: 05/26/2017 Total Trips Today: 0 Total Trips in Last 30 Days: 25 Average Trips per Day in the last 30 Days: 1 Total Public Benefit in Last 30 Days: $640 2017 Trips to Date: 1,162 2017 Public Benefit to Date: $28,292 2016 Trips: 3,076 2016 Public Benefit : $77,721 CFC Number: 11844 For more info call: 757-318-9174 Website: angelwheels.org
The health care system in the United States constantly stresses the necessity of patients having appropriate access to necessary healthcare services. They rarely recognize the long-distance travel component necessary in many cases - but this is exactly the need being addressed by MMA. MMA ensures that patient access is provided. This is the result and outcome of all MMA programs.
Each trip is an "only means" of access to the specialized physician or medical facility or specific clinical trial in which the patient is enrolled. Very often the medical procedure or intervention represent the only hope for a cure and ongoing life from an often fatal diagnosis. MMA verifies and validates the diagnosis and specialist appointment before arranging transportation.
MMA likewise verifies the patient family financial need; i.e., patient inability to meet the cost of private or commercial long-distance transportation.
The outcomes of each specific appointment vary from case to case; but all patients deserve the necessary access to medical diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation or mental/emotional healing - such as treatment of wounded veterans for PTSD or TBI. The chart below tabulates the patient's medical diagnosis involved in each trip. The medical result of medical outcome is confidential personal medical information which is not available to MMA per HIPPA regulations.
Patient feedback to MMA is the only way the organization has to learn or know trip outcomes which are personal private info from the client. Thankfully, a significant percentage of patients send MMA thank you notes, letters or cards. They very often give us "output related information" without our directly asking. These patient comments, thank you's and "output descriptions" are all presented on MMA web sites under the heading of Patient Testimonials. You are invited to read the Patient Testimonials sections of this web site to understand the depth, breadth and sincerity with which they are expressed by large numbers of patients. Reading that material will allow you to understand the significance a given trip plays in the patient's life or ongoing health care progress.
Total transports in last 30 days: 25 (Average 1/day)
Patient condition or diagnosis is the reason for access to specialized treatment:
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Some recent trips may not appear on this list due to delays in data entry.