OA is off to the races again for The San Francisco Marathon on June 16, 2013. To learn more, to support, or to join the team click here!
Nominations for the OA Annual Volunteer Awards are welcome throughout the year. To make a nomination today click here!
Susan Dean, RN, OA Board Member and active volunteer, received the SF Business Times' Health Care Hero Award in the "Nursing" category in July, 2012. Susan is a manager in the Medicine Department of Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco who not only volunteers for OA, but regularly travels to Antigua, Guatemala on medical missions. We congratulate Susan for this well deserved honor!
Santa Rosa volunteer, Barry Silberg, MD, is profiled in the Summer 2012 edition of "Pacific Health", published by the Pacific Foundation for Medical Care. Dr. Silberg has developed a new treatment for soft tissue infections which is currently in Phase 2 FDA clinical trials.
Our Founders, Douglas Grey, MD, William Schecter, MD and Paul Hofmann, DrPH, received the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship 2012 Schweitzer Leadership Award on May 11, 2012. They are among "eight individuals local to ASF’s U.S. Program sites whose life examples have significantly mitigated the social determinants of health in their communities and whose commitments to service have influenced and inspired others."
On behalf of the 8000 patients who have been served as a result of their vision, we congratulate them!!
To learn more about this award and the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, click here.
For Gloria, it is important that medical professionals use their talents to give back to the community.
To learn more about OA volunteers, please click here
Gloria Brillantes, RN
“They (OA) offered to help me and didn’t even know me. No one has ever cared so much or offered to help me without knowing a think about me, other that that I needed help. I couldn’t believe my good fortune.”