The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic Appoints Top Global Aid Doctor As New President
Dear Amigos of our Nica Clinic,
I’m pleased to announce that Dr. José E. Mosquera – a highly experienced director of large-scale health initiatives around the world – is taking the helm as our Clinic’s new president and CEO.
We are very excited to have someone of his caliber join our team. Dr. Mosquera has more than 30 years of experience in medicine and general surgery in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
Before moving to the United States 14 years ago for his family and to be closer to the National Institutes of Health for diabetes research, Dr. Mosquera was a monumental force in his home country of Ecuador.
He set up the two largest nonprofit networks in the country, one for the research and treatment of diabetes, and the other to treat parasites, particularly in children.
In addition to having his own private practice as a surgeon in Ecuador, Dr. Mosquera was and continues to be a huge advocate for connecting community leaders with local medical teams to solve their biggest health challenges.
Dr. Mosquera has also headed relief campaigns in crisis regions around the world. As a director for MedPharm LLC, he continues to provide medical consulting in places like Turkey, Syria, Africa and Haiti to customize medical packages for optimal international distribution. He’s highly skilled in project management, public health administration and health systems management. Dr. Mosquera received his M.D. in medicine and surgery from the Central University of Ecuador.
I met Dr. Mosquera just as he decided he wanted to focus his attention more on a grassroots level. He’s impressed with all the programs initiated in our small but growing clinic. First, there’s our core program – our urgent care service. We have the only ambulance in the region and treat emergencies 24/7. But we also have primary care, visiting specialists, our child sponsorship program, and our new wellness programs for healthy eating and clean water.
Dr. Mosquera admires the tremendous impact the Clinic has on this poor but developing Nicaraguan coastal community and is excited to be a part of it. But he agrees with me… with the right resources, there is so much we could do.
With Dr. Mosquera at the helm – working closely with Nicaragua Operations Director Gustavo Ibarra, Medical Director Dr. Francis Guevara and our Clinic team – our board’s main focus will be to secure the resources we need to support the expansion of our nonprofit health center.
We’ve come so far from our tiny beginnings in 2004, when we had only one doctor and one nurse. Now our facility and team are too small to accomplish everything we want to do for this rapidly developing region.
Our long-term goal is to provide a full spectrum of care in this region. Nicaragua is still seriously lacking in providing access to quality healthcare. We want to provide not only first-rate urgent care like we do now, but primary care, pediatric care, and holistic wellness education and services. We also want to expand our volunteer and child-sponsorship programs.
We are dedicated to this beautiful coastal region of Nicaragua and its friendly and deserving residents and visitors. We hope you will join us in our efforts and in welcoming aboard Dr. José Mosquera!
You’re Invited: Our 6th Annual Community Health Fair will be Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Clinic. Several medical volunteers from the U.S. are joining us for this event. We will also have our annual Clinic Fundraiser Reception at the nearby Rancho Santana resort, Thursday evening, January 14, 2016. For more information, contact Lorena Cernadas at [email protected].
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