U.H.M.L.A. stands for Unidad Hospitalaria Movil Latinoamerica or Latin America Mobile Hospital Unit. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that mobilizes surgeons, nurses, medical professionals, and a network of volunteers to execute medical [service] trips throughout Latin America.
Our mission and vision is to bring healthcare to Latin America where it is needed most by delivering medical and surgical care through periodic and scheduled visits to underserved areas.
We have now operated on more than 200 patients in Guatemala and Honduras, where we have established sites for repeated visits. In partnership with the Asociación Compañeros para Cirugía (ACPA) in Guatemala and Hombro a Hombro (HaH) in Honduras, we have been able to reach Mayans from the most impoverished areas in Central America. We also plan to extend our mission to South América, beginning with Ecuador and Perú. Ultimately, we envision U.H.M.L.A. to be in constant motion from country to country and ready to respond to emergencies, such as those produced by natural disasters within the region.
We believe that crossing borders to relieve suffering builds long lasting relationships amongst our doctors, Latin American doctors, and patients, fostering improved medical attention in underserved populations in Latin America.
We foresee a bright future for U.H.M.L.A. It is the U.H.M.L.A. Board's hope to eventually develop a caravan-type service to be able to provide efficient and swift relief to many communities in Central and South America, especially emergency relief. Follow U.H.M.L.A. as we grow our organization and please contact us if you'd like to get involved!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ROLANDO ROLANDELLI, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center
EDWARD MCLEAN, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center
WILLIAM DIEHL, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center
GERALD LEFEVER, MD, PHD, Morristown Medical Center
ZUBIN BAMBOAT, MD, FACS, Morristown Medical Center
DANIEL CHUNG, MD, Morristown Medical Center
ISAAC SPITERI, MD, Morristown Medical Center
MICHAEL KUCHERA, MD, Morristown Medical Center
In order to continue making a difference in the lives of our patients, U.H.M.L.A. needs your support. On Friday, October 27th, 2017 we will host a "Casino Royale" at the Grand Summit Hotel. The event will take place from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. This exciting event has something for everyone. The evening offers a James Bond-themed, black tie optional affair of hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, casino games, live music, raffles, door prizes, live and silent auctions, and more! Each ticket includes $100 worth of play money, per person. Please join us for a great night of fun and contribute to UHMLA's mission.
You may also purchase tickets, sponsorship packages, or ad packages by mailing a check or money order to U.H.M.L.A's headquarters: payable to UHMLA Inc., 1575 River Road East, Bedminster, NJ07921. Please clearly indicate your name, address, number of attendees, and/or sponsorship preferences should you choose to mail your ticket or package purchases. Any questions or concerns may be emailed to UHMLA liaison Monica Grzelak at email@example.com.