Hispaniola Medical Charity
How We Began
Dr. Dennis Gore and Dr. Umbert Hart began their medical training at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX in 1980. Dr. Gore is now a General Surgeon on faculty at UTMB and Dr. Hart is an anesthesiologist in private practice in Bryan, TX. Both doctors have participated in medical missions during their years in practice. After the death of Dr. Hart's father, who was also a physician, Dr. Gore encouraged Dr. Hart and friends to form an organization that could help provide medical and surgical care to the indigent people of the island of Hispaniola, the home of Dr. Hart's family. They formed Hispaniola Medical Charity (HMC) which is now a 501(c)(3) and is collecting monetary donations as well as medicines, medical and surgical supplies and equipment.
Next Mission Trip
Tentatively set for August 2017
In the past HMC has helped donate equipment to the clinic named after Dr. Hart's father in the village of Esparanza near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. We have also donated suction machines and a cautery machine to Hospital Ricardo Limardo. This fall, thanks to the generous support of our community of donors, HMC shipped the following medical equipment to Hospital Ricardo Limardo:
Anesthesia machines (4)
Anesthesia monitors (2)
Vital signs monitor (5)
EKG strip printer
Oxygen tank valves with regulators(2)
Operating room lights (4 sets)
Operating room tables (2)
Suction machines (3)
X-ray view box
Hydraulic exam tables (2)
Wooden fixed exam tables (3)
Laura Hart firstname.lastname@example.org
Umbert Hart, M.D. email@example.com
Dennis Gore, M.D.
Ana Guerrero firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Guerrero email@example.com
Global Health Liaison
Matt Dasco, M.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
For an application please contact:
Laura Hart email@example.com
April 9th - Cabana White Party and HMC Documentary Project Premiere
Thanks again to Jose & Joan Quintana for providing the Grand Stafford as the perfect setting for our fundraiser and to David & Julia Garder for the beautiful raffle item! Thanks to all who attended and a very special thanks to UptownWorks NYC for telling our story!
August 2, 2014 - Del Castillo Concert
Thank you to everyone for coming to the concert and supporting our surgical and dental mission! A huge thanks to Joan & Jose Quintana and the staff of the Grand Stafford Theater for bringing in Del Castillo and making this happen! And a round of applause to our sponsors, Randy French and Stylecraft Builders. George Lea and American Momentum, Rob Putz and Merrill Lynch, Tim Light and Tom Light Chevrolet. And for providing food for the evening, thank you so much to Phil and Sandi Tripani and Little Caesars and to Jimmy Loup and Grub Burger Bar! And a big thank you to all of the volunteers past and present that take their vacation time to help those in need! We have such a wonderful community and circle of family and friends. We could not do it with out you all!
"Merengue for Missions" October 4th, 2013
The fundraiser was a huge success thanks to Benjamin Knox for the use of the Wine Depot, to Christopher's World Grille, Jimmy Loup of Grub Burger, Madden's Casual Gourmet for fabulous food, to Lana Riley of Brugal Rum, Ken Goodman of Karbach Brewery, Ron Longoria of Jack Hilliard Distributors for refreshments, to Gary Jackson for being a wonderful DJ and to the Bryan/College Station Community for your on going support!
Galveston at the Spot, April 25, 2013
Thank you Brugal Rum, Dennis Byrd, Francisco, and Matt Dasco!
Bryan Fundraiser - Downtown 202, Sept 2012
We had over 100 in attendance!
Galveston Wine Tasting Fundraiser - May 2012
Thanks to all who were able to attend!