2012 Media Archives

SPECIAL EVENTS: MOBIL DENTAL VAN - Medical Teams International will be hosting several dental clinics throughout December for those with no insurance and no reasonable means of paying for dental care. 
(211 Info - December 13, 2012)

Volunteers Provide Dental Care to Our Workers - Millionair Club Charity utilized a mobile medical van from Medical Teams International to provide dental care to twelve Millionair Club Charity participants. 

(Millionair Club Charity Blog - December 11, 2012)

Reaching Hands December 2012: The Gift of Health for Women - Report from Medical Teams International. 

(Relief Web - December 5, 2012)

Mobile Emergency dental services on campus thanks to Medical Teams International - Medical Teams International has brought free dental care services to eliminate pain and prevent future tooth decay to Edmonds Community College students and other South Snohomish County residents. 

(Edmonds Community College News - November 28, 2012)

Mobile dental clinic gives free care - Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van will provide care to low-income children and adults on Orcas Island on December 7 and 8. There will be an oral surgeon available on Saturday. 

(Islands’ Sounder - November 28, 2012)

The Gift of a Smile - Matt Stiller, MTI's Mobile Dental Program Manager, posts this article spelling out the "silent epidemic" of dental disease. Millions of people suffer from poor oral health and lack of dental care. MTI's Mobile Dental Program is helping address this oral health care crisis in Oregon, Washington and Minnesota.

(Huffington Post - November 28, 2012)

Medical Teams International: Giving Tuesday - Drew Carney interviews Jeff Pinneo at the International Headquarters of Medical Teams International in Tigard. 

(KGW - November 27, 2012)

To Heck with Black Friday, Celebrate Giving Tuesday By Purchasing Gifts of Health - Medical Teams International (MTI) is participating in a new national movement called #GivingTuesday, marking November 27th, 2012 as a day to give back.

(Bellevue Business Journal - November 22, 2012)

Cancer can't stop local woman's art, charity - Delaney Harmond, a cancer patient, is making dresses for poor children in the less-developed world for Medical Teams International.

(The Peninsula Gateway - November 9, 2012)

Medical Teams International organizes new donation drives. Beginning Tuesday, Medical Teams International will join a new national movement aided by social media called #GivingTuesday.

(KPTV - November 7, 2012)

Mobile dentistry brings smiles to the Twin Cities. What makes you smile? Maybe it’s a fond memory or a funny joke, and for some people it’s a kind gesture from a stranger or a new friend. [MTI's] Minnesota Mobile Dental Clinics are bringing smiles to people in need of free or reduced dental care in the Twin Cities.

(Minnesota Christian Examiner - November 2, 2012)

State Department and Medical Teams International Handover Medical Supplies - Medical Teams International and the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Aid Program handed over three 40-foot containers of medical equipment and supplies. U.S. Ambassador George Krol and officials from the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health were present at the ceremony, which took place at the Republican Scientific Center for Emergency Medical Care in Tashkent.

(Embassy of the United States, Tashkent, Uzbekistan - October 30, 2012)

Medical Teams International ships donated medical supplies to the world - MTI plays a crucial role for Greece. One forty foot container of donated medical supplies is valued at over $600,000, packed with bandages, gauze, walkers and wheelchairs that patients in Greece desperately need. 

(RBTUS - October 26, 2012)

On a mission to help those in need - When you think of helping improve people’s health in an impoverished community, putting together and installing cooking stoves is likely not the first project that comes to mind. But that’s what Providence Health & Services volunteers did recently - teaming up with Medical Teams International for a mission trip to Guatemala. 

(Oregonlive Blog - October 23, 2012)

Executive Profile of Jeff Pinneo - Portland Business Journal interviews Jeff Pinneo and presents his executive profile.

(Portland Business Journal - October 19, 2012)

Medical Teams Haiti Updates now on Facebook - MTI's field office in Haiti is now posting updates on Facebook. See all of the news and photos from recent volunteer teams.

(Facebook - October 19, 2012) 

Medical Aid to Greece - David Beltz of Medical Teams International (MTI) and Stas Margaronis, representing AHEPA, recently met over preparations of an International Orthodox Christian Charities container filled with more than $650,000 in surgical supplies and walking aids for shipment to three public children's hospitals in greater Athens.

(International Orthodox Christian Charities - October 3, 2012)

Medical Teams International Dental Van returns to serve low-income Vashon residents - The Dental Van, which provides free dental care to people with low incomes, will be on Vashon twice next week.

(Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Octoiber 3, 2012)

Medical Teams International and the Mike and Kathy Holmgren Center Host a Fun Run/Walk - Bring your family and friends for a fun run/walk along the tranquil Sammimish River. 

(FTE News Magazine - September 21, 2012)

Mobile Dental Clinic Returns to Orcas - Medical Teams International's Dental Van returns to Orcas to provide dental care to those unable to afford it.

(Orcas Issues - September 10, 2012)

Bartell's donates eyeglasses to Medical Teams International - Bartell Drugs, which operates 58 stores in the Seattle metropolitan area, is donating more than 19,500 pairs of glasses for people in impoverished communities in Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Balkans.

(Drug Store News - August 21, 2012)

Group provides free or low-cost dental care - KING 5's Health Link show spotlights MTI's Mobile Dental program and its positive impact on the uninsurred in the Seattle, Washington area.

(KING 5 - August 3, 2012)

Medical Teams International is helping and so can you - KING 5 New Day NW features Medical Teams International's Dr. June Hanks and volunteer Brian Power, addressing questions about physical therapy needs and our work in Haiti.

(KING 5 New Day NW - July 23, 2012)

Local doctor participates in international crisis response team - Dr. Paul Neumann traveled with Medical Teams International to Uganda.
(Statesman Journal - July 17, 2012)

TVF&R Battalion Chief Nominated for Award for Volunteer Work - Battalion Chief Ian Yocum is a finalist for Volunteer of the Year in the Classy Awards, the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, for his off duty volunteer work with Medical Teams International.
(TVF&R Blog - July 17, 2012)

Jeff Pinneo talks with KPDQ's Georgene Rice. Jeff Pinneo, CEO of Medical Teams International, discusses his background and his vision for the agency in this July 16, 2012 interview.
(KPDQ - July 16, 2012)

Medical Teams International Responding to Flooding in India - In response to devastating flooding in northeastern India, Medical Teams International is providing support to assist those affected by the disaster.
(Salem News - July 11, 2012)

Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic visits Chaska, MN area - Custom-built RV contains two dental stations and all necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment, including X-ray capability.
(Chanhassen Villager - July 4, 2012)

Ministry Focus - Popular blogger Victoria introduces Medical Teams International to her readers.
(He Holds My Right Hand - July 2, 2012)

Everyday Hero: Teen takes on malaria with grassroots campaign - Grace Altree's Kids Fight Malaria campaign encourages teens to help prevent a common, preventable disease in Africa.
(KATU TV - June 25, 2012)

Field of Dreams - 2012 Medical Teams International dinner and auction.
(The Happy Wanderer - June 24, 2012)

Win a 2013 Lexus - You can help Medical Teams International save lives by purchasing a raffle ticket to win a Lexus. 
(Vimeo - June 22, 2012)

Medical Teams International Trip to Guatemala - Some clips that hopefully capture the trip. 
(More from Mary - June 21, 2012)

A week in Guatemala with Medical Teams International - It's been quite an adventure. 
(More from Mary - June 18, 2012)

Medical Teams International Benefit - Join Mathews Estate for a night of wine and live music to raise awareness and resources for Medical Teams International. 
(Seattlelite - June 17, 2012)

Medical Teams International to Thank Pilgrim Lutheran School’s 7th Grade Students - Medical Teams International will be visiting the 7th Grade Classroom at Pilgrim Lutheran School on Thursday, June 14th, to thank the children for making visitor tags for the REAL.LIFE exhibit throughout the year. 
(PRLog - June 13, 2012)

Mobile Dental Clinic on Orcas June 29 and 30 - Medical Teams International Dental Van will provide free care to qualifying community members. 
(San Juan Islander - June 13, 2012)

Libya: A Report from the Front Lines - First-hand experiences and perspectives regarding Libya’s liberation and reconstruction shared by Medical Teams International Volunteers. 
(World Affairs Council of Oregon - June 6, 2012)

Global Massage Therapy Outreach - Seattle massage therapist leads a team of massage therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists on annual trips to Moldova. They provide rehabilitation therapy primarily to children. 
(Massage Therapy - June, 2012)

Republic Children's Hospital (RCH) Pediatric Burn Unit Chisinau, Moldova - The University of Washington's report describes opportunities to study and volunteer for Medical Teams International. 
(University of Washington Education and Training - June, 2012)

Need dental work but can’t afford it? - Medical Teams International is hosting a free dental clinic once a month at Faith Community Church in Edmonds. 
(My Edmonds News - May 30, 2012)

Dental van coming to Long Creek - Medical Teams International Van from Bend will pay a visit to the Long Creek Seventh-day Adventist community center. 
(Blue Mountain Eagle - May 29, 2012)

Medical teams helping build the Kingdom in Haiti - Haiti Christians have felt led to move into one of the largest refugee camps to start churches and reach out to the people there. Bas Vanderzalm recent interview presents the details. 
(Mission Network News - May 29, 2012)

Pam Blikstad: CFO of the Year - Pam Blikstad, CFO of Medical Teams International, was awarded the Portland Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award for Non-Profits. 
(Portland Business Journal - May 18, 2012)

Visiting dental clinic assists Coast Range patients - Three volunteer dentists, their assistants and two dental hygienists offered their services to clients of the Coast Range Food Bank.
(Gazette Times - May 17, 2012)

Medical Volunteers Needed - Medical Teams International has some urgent medical volunteer needs.
(Covenant World Relief - May 17, 2012)

Haiti Earthquake Response - Medical Teams International Haiti Advantage Program is located in Les Cayes and is the only full-time, comprehensive, professionally staffed program serving persons with disabilities in southwest Haiti.
(Global Giving - May 17, 2012)

Christians request aid in Syria - Medical Teams International is sending in over one million dollars worth of medical supplies at the request of local Christians.
(Mission Network News - May 16, 2012)

Springfield Schools Family Dental Day - A mobile dental van from Medical Teams International will serve students and families.
(Springfield K12 - May 11, 2012)

6th Annual SFE Golf Tournament - Silicon Forest Electronics is hosting its 6th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland, Washington.
(Medical Teams International - May 10, 2012)

Field of Dreams Dinner and Auction - Volunteers are needed to help in many areas of preparation for the event. Volunteering is fun and rewarding, and you can sign up today on Volunteer Match.
(Volunteer Match - May 9, 2012)

Students Create HOPE KITS for Medical Teams International - 4 week donation period started recently to gather materials for Hope Kits, from April 30th to May 25th.
(Titan Times - May 9, 2012)

Dental van visit - Altrusa International, of Yaquina Bay, recently sponsored two days of the dental van at the Newport Nazarene Church through Medical Teams International.
(Newport News Times - May 2, 2012)

Welcome, Medical Teams International - Once a month, volunteer dentists and hygienists will provide free dental services for people who need assistance in Edmonds, Washington.
(Heart for People - April 30, 2012)

FISH FOR TEETH brings ToothMobile back to San Juan Island - The ToothMobile, operated by Medical Teams International, serves those who cannot otherwise afford proper dental care.
(San Juan Island Update - April 30, 2012)

Springfield School District’s Health Services sponsors a Family Dental Day - Medical Teams International Dental Van will serve students and families. Events planned for May and June.
(Springfield K-12 Blog - April 20, 2012)

Medical Teams International helps malnutrition in Guatemala - Extreme poverty casts a shadow on much of Central America.
(Missionary Travel Association - April 20, 2012)

Somalia's al-Shabaab Islamists appear to be moving north - Medical Teams International serves the refugees who flee to Kenya.
(Missionary Travel Association - April 19, 2012)

Brooks Rehab therapists to volunteer in Haiti helping earthquake victims - Four teams of physical and occupational therapists from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville are headed to Haiti to provide rehabilitative care to earthquake victims.
(Florida Times-Union - April 19, 2012)

Filling in the Gap - Medical Teams International's dental vans are visiting Umpqua Community College campus each term to help address the dental needs struggling college students.
(Maintraeam Online - April 18, 2012)

Mock beauty pageant to raise money for Medical Teams International - Eight teens to compete in Mr. Silverton High School competition.
(Statesman-Journal - April 17, 2012)

Medical Teams International Helps Children in Areas Brutalized by Joseph Kony - In 30 days, efforts are already showing results.
(Salem News - April 9, 2012)

Fish for Teeth brings Toothmobile to Lopez - Mobile dental van to help provide dental care to the under-privileged on the island.
(Islands Weekly - April 6, 2012)

Brooks Rehabilitation Employees and Medical Teams International Helping Disabled in Haiti - Teams of physical and occupational therapists from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida are going to Haiti throughout the spring and summer of 2012, to provide rehabilitative care to those still suffering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
(First Coast News - April 6, 2012)

Mozambique in need of spiritual, physical medicine - Over 1000 people are now healthy and able to work and care for themselves. As work continues in Mozambique, success is being realized.
(Mission Network News - March 30, 2012)

UGANDA: HIV services in refugee camps - Medical Teams International runs two clinics and supports three government health centres.
(Plus News - March 29, 2012)

Northwest man on a mission to help people of Uganda - Felix Omodi appears in this local newscast video describing his experiences in Uganda and the work of Medical Teams International.
(King 5 News - March 20, 2012)

Mysterious nodding disease debilitates children - Medical Teams International will collaborate with community health workers in Uganda.
(News Feed Researcher - March 20, 2012)

Uganda begins drive to register 'nodding disease' cases - Medical Teams International partners with local churches to provide medical care.
(Mission Network News - March 20, 2012)

Felix Omodi discusses Uganda and Joseph Kony at Redmond's Medical Teams International - Felix Omodi presents the situation in Uganda and the work of Medical Teams International.
(Redmond Reporter - March 19, 2012)

Medical Teams fights unexplainable Nodding Disease - Medical Teams International has launched an emergency response campaign to fund efforts to address nodding disease in northern Uganda.
(Oregon Faith Report - March 19, 2012)

Medical Teams responds - TV news Fox 12 Oregon reports on its interview with Medical Teams International about Nodding Disease in Uganda.
(Fox News 12 Oregon - March 14, 2012)

Mobile Dental Program receives $3,000 grant from the Avista Foundation - Funding will increase dental care accessibility to needy in Douglas County, Oregon.
(4-Traders - March 14, 2012)

Medical Teams International Launches Nodding Disease Project in Uganda - Over 45 volunteer medical teams to provide immediate care and establish long-term health initiatives.
(Salem-News March 14, 2012)

Local doctor helps in Somalia - Medical Teams International brings hope in hostile corner.
(Statesman Journal - March 13, 2012)

Orcas Island Community Foundation sinks teeth into initiative - Dental van from Medical Teams International provides care to residents.
(Islands' Sounder - March 13, 2012)

Homeless Connect scheduled for Friday - Medical Teams International Dental Van to help treat Corvallis citizens who are unable to pay for dental care.
(Corvallis Gazette Times - March 7, 2012)

Mobile clinic takes a bite out of dental costs - Medical Teams International portable dental clinic comes to Seaside.
(Daily Astorian - March 7, 2012)

Physician to share stories from relief trip to Africa - Paul Neumann, M.D., worked in East Africa with Medical Teams International.
(Statesman Journal - March 5, 2012)

Medical Teams International makes headway with the help of church partnerships - Partnerships enable churches to have greater impact and expand program success for Medical Teams International.
(Missionary Travel Association - February 29, 2012)

To Make A Difference - Ron Post and the Beginnings of Medical Teams International.
(The Charity Info Blog - February 27, 2012)

Medical missionary to share photos - Nurse aided refugees with Medical Teams International in Uganda.
(Statesman Journal - February 21, 2012)

Medical ministry nears goal of reaching 1 million mothers and children - Bill Essig provides Mission Network News' Greg Yoder an update on the One in a Million Campaign.
(Mission Network News - February 21, 2012)

Guatemala Work Teams Video - Work teams progress in Guatemala.
(YouTube - February 15, 2012)

Haiti Earthquake Relief Report - Medical Teams International's progress report on work in the displaced persons camp in Haiti.
(Global Giving- February 15, 2012)

Nonprofit Fish for Teeth, served 28 people with over $12,900 worth of dental services - Dental van provides care at Friday Harbor.
(San Juan Journal - February 6, 2012)

Free dental work adds to homeless count draw - Free care draws homeless to event in Yamhill County.
(Yamhill Valley News-Register - January 28, 2012)

Anniversary Nears, Japan Still Recovering - Medical Teams International Will Provide Help With Emotional Healing.
(Mission Network News - January 26, 2012)

CEO to Retire - Bas Vanderzalm Will Step Down from Medical Teams International Post in 2012.
(Tigard Times - January 26, 2012)

And Now They Want to Help - Students Visit REAL. LIFE. Exhibit.
(Polk County Itemizer-Observer - January 26, 2012)

Mark Your Calendars - Quilts for Medical Teams International Event.
(Sanna's Bag Blog - January 24, 2012)

An Avenue of Hope - Preteens Tour REAL. LIFE. Exhibit in Redmond.
(Heart for People Blog - January 23, 2012)

Medical Teams International in Horn of Africa - Report from Kenya/Somali Border.
(Covenant World Relief - January 17, 2012)

Medical ministry still needed in Haiti - Bas Vanderzalm provides an update on accomplishments and remaining issues in Haiti, two years after the earthquake.
(Mission Network News- January 13, 2012)

O&P Services in Haiti Look to a Sustainable Future - Sustainability is critical for Haiti to successfully move away from dependence on other nations. Medical Teams International is part of a sustainable approach to healthcare.
(Orthotics and Prosthetics, - January 12, 2012)

Living in Haiti - Dave Miller, of Oregon Public Broadcasting, interviews June Hanks, RPT, who works for Medical Teams International in Haiti.
(OPB News- January 12, 2012)

2010 Haiti Quake - Portlanders Remember.
(KGW - January 12, 2012)

Haiti 2 years later - Special informational event.
(Oregon Faith Report - January 10, 2012)

CEOs of Two Nonprofits Announce Retirement - Geoff Norcross, of Oregon Public Broadcasting, interviews Rachel Bristol, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank and Bas Vanderzalm, president and CEO of Medical Teams International.
(OPB News - January 9, 2012)

Medical Teams International invites public to learn about its work in Haiti - Will mark second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.
(Oregon Live - January 9, 2012)

2012 brings promise of change - Medical Teams International expands work with partners and announces new leadership.
(Mission Network News - January 9, 2012)

Medical Teams International names new CEO  - Jeff Pinneo to serve.
(The Keller Group News - January 6, 2012)

Medical Teams International treats 200,000th dental patient - Estimated value of $60 million in free dental care.
(Washington State Dental Association - January 5, 2012)

Help reduce cavities, Fish for Teeth - Medical Teams International Dental Van at San Juan Island.
(San Juan Islander - January 5, 2012)

Beaverton Rotary receives grant for annual dental screening - Medical Teams International dental team will check students' teeth.
(Oregon Live - January 5, 2012)

Medical Teams International launches a busy year - Multiple teams already in place, opportunities for more volunteers.
(Mission Network News - January 5, 2012)

Former Horizon Air CEO Jeff Pinneo is taking a new job - Will head Portland-based nonprofit Medical Teams International.
(Puget Sound Business Journal - January 4, 2012)

Medical Teams International chief Bas Vanderzalm will retire - To be succeeded by Jeff Pinneo.
(Oregon Live - January 4, 2012)

Medical Teams International names Pinneo CEO - Former Horizon Air Chief.
(Portland Business Journal - January 4, 2012)

MTI Board announces President Bas Vanderzalm's retirement date - Elects Jeff Pinneo, former Horizon Air CEO, as Successor.
(Humanitarian News - January 4, 2012)



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