2013 Media Archives

Answering the call: Retired TVF&R deputy chief spends Thanksgiving volunteering in the Philippines
(Portland Tribune - November 28, 2013)

Medical Teams International responding to Typhoon Haiyan

(Statesman Journal - November 11, 2013)

Syrian refugees: Medical Teams International nurse gave a lot, brought back more
(Oregon Live - October 22, 2013)  

Northwest relief teams 'overwhelmed' by Syrian refugees
(My Northwest - September 23, 2013)

Syrian refugees: That's where I'm from, this is where I am now>
(Oregon Live - September 17, 2013)  

Syrian refugees: The Oregonian sends journalists to Jordan, Lebanon
(Oregon Live - September 16, 2013)

Everyday Heroes: Bas Vanderzalm retires from Medical Teams International.
(KATU - July 12, 2013)

Medical Teams president takes to streets. Bas Vanderzalm, retired president of Medical Teams International, recently walked 220 miles from Redmond, Wash. to Medical Team's headquarters in Tigard.
(The Times – July 10, 2013)

Holmgrens in spotlight as Medical Teams International raises $2M. Medical Teams International raised more than $2 million at its annual Fields of Dreams dinner auction June 1 at Safeco Field in Seattle.

(Puget Sound Business Journal – June 4, 2013)

Medical Teams Dental Van. The Mobile Dental Clinic recently served guests from the Food Pantry.
(Jubilee Food Pantry – May 25, 2013)

Dental Van Returns to Orcas. The Mobile Dental Clinic from Medical Teams International will be returning to Orcas on May 31st and June 1st.
(Orcas Issues– May 22, 2013)


Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic a success on Lopez. Twenty-eight patients were seen during the Dental Van’s third visit to Lopez Island on May 3 and 4.
(Islands Weekly– May 17, 2013)


Dental van goes to school. Dr. Lee Emery, an assistant professor of pediatric dentistry at Oregon Health and Science University, steps out of a Medical Teams International mobile dental clinic.
(Daily Astorian– May 16, 2013)


How to keep your business or nonprofit focused. Jeff Pinneo, CEO of Medical Teams International, talks about how a business or nonprofit can avoid mission creep and increase their odds of accomplishing what they’ve set out to achieve by increasing their focus on the individuals or organizations they are most well equipped to serve.
(Before It's News– May 12, 2013)


Enabling Partnerships. Ways that two of CWR’s great partners, the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) and Medical Teams International (MTI), can work together.
(Covenant World Relief – April 8, 2013)


Recycling event will raise funds for kids’ dental van. Donations will be used to fund Medical Teams International Dental Van visits for low-income children on Vashon.
(Vashon - Maury Island Beachcomber – March 29, 2013)


March Peer Growth Recap: Medical Teams International with Jeff Pinneo. MTI leader discussed business strategies and developments of the Christian global health organization. Attendees toured Medical Teams International’s walk-through museum filled with images, stats and insights about the organization’s relief efforts.   
(ACG - Portland – March 28, 2013)


Dental Clinic to Visit Mid-April. The Mobile Dental Clinic from Medical Teams International will be returning to Orcas on April 12th and 13th.  
(Orcas Issues - News & Views – March 26, 2013)


Free Dental Care at YWCA Salem. Medical Teams International and YWCA Salem offer free dental care to low income adults.  
(Winston-Salem News – March 14, 2013)


Smile! Here comes the dental van. Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van is coming to town this weekend, and adults and children living within the Reedsport School District qualify for free service. 
(The Umpqua Post - February 25, 2013)


Medical Teams Mobile Dental Clinic. Patient care was given by three local dentists, their staffs, and Dr. Brar from Anacortes. 
(Island Sounder - February 13, 2013)


Dental Clinic Prepares for Year Two. Medical Teams International Mobile Dental clinic visited Orcas for eight days in 2012. 
(Orcas Issues - January 30, 2013)


No-Charge Dental Services On Wheels.  Medical Teams International has teamed up with the Duluth Salvation Army to offer dental services for people who can least afford it. 
(Northlands News Center - January 28, 2013)


Rotary Club of Reedsport, together with Medical Teams International, sponsors free dental care in the Lower Umpqua area. Medical Teams is schedule to bring its mobile dental van to Reedsport on February 22 & 23 and again on May 24 & 25, 2013. 
( - January 16, 2013)


BOC Marketing Coordinator Visits O&P facility in Haiti. Carli Cohen, marketing and creative design coordinator of the Board of Certification/Accreditation, visited the Medical Teams International Advantage Program, an orthotic and prosthetic facility in Les Cayes, Haiti. Read the full article here.
( - January 2013)