Advisory Board

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, Chair Emeritus (1917-2015)
John Burchett, Chair, Washington, DC
Laurie McKeon, Vice Chair, Pleasant Prairie, WI
David Gaus, M.D, MPH & TM, Executive Director
Juan Esteban Baus, University of Notre Dame
Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame
James Conway, M.D., Madison, WI
Carlos Del Salto, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jim Dunn, Milwaukee, WI
Rachel English, M.D., Milwaukee, WI
Mike Flores, Chicago, IL
Peter Gottsacker, Milwaukee, WI
Michael Hansen, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Alphonse Harding, M.D., South Bend, IN
Michael Heisler, M.D., MPH, Sioux Falls, SD
Tara Kenney, Boston, MA
Daniel Kerrigan, Hong Kong
Louis M. Nanni, Notre Dame, IN
Paul O’Hop, Washington, D.C.
John C. Rudolf, Seattle, WA
Mary Runger, Lisle, IL
Maureen Hesburgh Ryan, Chicago, IL
Jenny Grantham Stein, Madison, WI
Peter J. Urbain, Chicago, IL
Timothy J. Willis, Notre Dame, IN

Honorary Board Member

Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady for the United States

Past Advisory Board Members

Barnett Cline, M.D., MPH, Ph. D., San Antonio (1997-2018)
Alan Gianotti, M.D., San Francisco (2000-2015)
Julius Richmond, M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General (2002-2007)
Beth Toomey, Seattle (2000-2018)
John F. Williams, M.D., Washington, DC (2013-2018)


United States’ Operations Management

David Gaus, M.D., MPH/TM, Executive Director, Quito, Ecuador
Laura Dries, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Madison, WI
Alicia Acker, Development Assistant, Madison, WI

Saludesa Foundation Board of Directors
(Andean Health & Development’s Ecuadorian Counterpart)

David Gaus, M.D., MPH & TM, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Diego Herrera, M.D., Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Miguel and María Elena Andrade, Quito, Ecuador
John Burchett, Washington, D.C.

News

Fall 2018 News

Many considered financial self-sustainability for a poor rural hospital an impossibility, but our first hospital in Pedro Vicente Maldonado (PVM) achieved that goal in 2007. It certainly wasn’t easy. We experimented with all sorts of revenue generating ideas to keep the hospital running, and most failed. One combination of financing mechanisms finally did work: a public-private partnership with Ecuador’s national social security system. Social security pays us for the patients in their system, and we charge other patients who are able to pay very reasonable prices. Although that public relationship has many challenges, it catalyzed our successful journey to 100% financial self-sustainability. To this day...

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