Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach

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Basic Information

Address: 4930 LaVerna Road Springfield IL
Phone Number: (217) 525-8843 ext. 195

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Global, Medical, Recycling
Population Served: Developing countries around the world
Ages for Volunteer: 13+
Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-3:30 • Thursday evenings (time vary by week) • Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:30-11:30 • Volunteers may also schedule groups on any available Saturday morning
Mission Statement:

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on the recovery and responsible redistribution of healthcare equipment and supplies to developing countries.

Program History:

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach was organized in 2002 as a humanitarian effort, working with healthcare organizations to recover and responsibly redistribute medical equipment and supplies to people in need around the world.

Bruce Compton, our first President/CEO, had experienced the challenges associated with equipment redistribution firsthand. As the Director of Administration and Finance for a rural Haitian clinic that served 200,000 people, he had received countless donations of supplies that were unusable because they either did not fit the needs of his center or were inoperable.

With no mechanism in place in Haiti to pass on or dispose of the unused items, receiving donations often became more hardship than help.

Today, Mission Outreach distributes more than $6 million in surplus equipment and supplies each year, with accountability measures in place to ensure appropriate distribution.

While the organization officially incorporated as a separate entity in 2006, its mission clearly continues the tradition that began when the Hospital Sisters came to Illinois from Germany in 1875 to begin their healthcare ministry.

Today, Mission Outreach works with the more than 50 hospitals and 18 multi-specialty clinics throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

Additional Information:

Volunteer Requirements:  Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age.  All volunteers need to call/e-mail in advance to schedule a date+time to volunteer.  Please inform the Volunteer Associate if you possess any special skills/medical background.


Highlights & Accomplishments:

• More than $14 million of usable medical equipment and supplies have been received from hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, manufacturers, and distributors from several states including Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

• $10 million of medical equipment and supplies have been shipped to healthcare providers around the world.

• Access to quality healthcare was improved in more than 50 countries around the world including: Antigua, Belize, Cambodia, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United States, and Vietnam.

• More than 1,200,000 lbs. of usable equipment and supplies were saved from landfills...helping to prevent harmful greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere.

• Every dollar donated to Mission Outreach resulted in over $6 of medical supplies and equipment being shipped to the developing world.

• Mission Outreach was named "a preferred partner of the U.S. Navy's Project Handclasp" - allowing us to provide humanitarian assistance via U.S. Naval Vessels.

• With the assistance of the Navy, Mission Outreach transferred an ambulance to Buenos Aires via USS Pearl Harbor.

• Mission Outreach donated patient beds, pediatric cribs, exam tables, and surgical equipment and supplies to several Central and South American countries aboard the USNS Comfort.

• Mission Outreach collaborated with the Springfield, IL Commission on International Visitors and the United States Library of Congress Open World Leadership Program to provide supplies to a Ukrainian Hospital.

• Mission Outreach worked with Catholic Relief Service to provide items to Cuba.






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Mission Outreach is looking for enthusiastic volunteers be a part of the important and rewarding work of preparing medical supplies for shipment by sorting, counting and packaging the supplies.  Volunteers hours are offered Monday-Friday, as well as occasional Thursday evening and Saturday morning opportunities.  To schedule a tour and/or to volunteer, please call (217) 525-8843 or e-mail