During our annual two week trips, volunteers from Maine's Hancock County Medical Mission serve those in South America who cannot afford proper medical attention.
We began as a group of volunteers associated with three hospitals in Hancock County, Maine: Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor; Blue Hill Memorial; and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth.
Over our 25 years, the core group from Maine has picked up members from other states and Canada.
We are joined each year by a couple of high school students from our home area, who are afforded a once-in-a-lifetime experience in exchange for helping and translating.
We are also joined by students in surgery, family practice, anesthesia and nursing.
24 missions and counting!
Hancock County Medical Mission
P. O. Box 241
Ellsworth, ME 04605
NOW SIGNING UP VOLUNTEERS for our 2014 mission Feb. 8-23
To receive an application, email us Or attend a meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room on the ground floor of the medical office building at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
Next meetings are September 10 - October 8 - November 12 - December 10 - January 14 (2014)