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Boston Cardiac Foundation (BCF)

 50 Tremont Street, Suite 104
 Melrose, MA 02176
[P] (781) 662-6404
[F] (781) 665-0658
bostoncardiacfoundation.org
[email protected]
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INCORPORATED: 2011
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 45-2637723

LAST UPDATED: 07/31/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

"Helping One Heart At a Time"
 
Boston Cardiac Foundation (BCF) is a non-profit organization that brings medical technologies and services to less developed countries around the world. It is our mission to provide advanced medical technologies and cardiac care to  indigent patients around the world. In addition we aim to carry on educational and ancillary activities related to cardiac care for the indigent. 
 
The BCF team is made up of physicians, nurses and technologists and performs cardiac procedures such as pacemaker implantation free of charge for patients who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Many of these individuals would not survive without these life saving operations. Team members have been traveling around the globe on charitable missions for over 22 years. It is our mission to provide quality healthcare, to those in need, free of charge and better their lives forever.

 

Mission Statement

"Helping One Heart At a Time"
 
Boston Cardiac Foundation (BCF) is a non-profit organization that brings medical technologies and services to less developed countries around the world. It is our mission to provide advanced medical technologies and cardiac care to  indigent patients around the world. In addition we aim to carry on educational and ancillary activities related to cardiac care for the indigent. 
 
The BCF team is made up of physicians, nurses and technologists and performs cardiac procedures such as pacemaker implantation free of charge for patients who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Many of these individuals would not survive without these life saving operations. Team members have been traveling around the globe on charitable missions for over 22 years. It is our mission to provide quality healthcare, to those in need, free of charge and better their lives forever.

 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $25,000.00
Projected Expense $35,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • India and Paraguay Missions

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

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Overview

Mission Statement

"Helping One Heart At a Time"
 
Boston Cardiac Foundation (BCF) is a non-profit organization that brings medical technologies and services to less developed countries around the world. It is our mission to provide advanced medical technologies and cardiac care to  indigent patients around the world. In addition we aim to carry on educational and ancillary activities related to cardiac care for the indigent. 
 
The BCF team is made up of physicians, nurses and technologists and performs cardiac procedures such as pacemaker implantation free of charge for patients who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Many of these individuals would not survive without these life saving operations. Team members have been traveling around the globe on charitable missions for over 22 years. It is our mission to provide quality healthcare, to those in need, free of charge and better their lives forever.

 


Background Statement

Boston Cardiac Foundation (BCF) is a non-profit organization that brings medical technologies and services to less developed countries around the world. The BCF team is made up of physicians, nurses and technologist and performs cardiac procedures such as pacemaker implantation free of charge for patients who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Many of these individuals would not survive without these life saving operations.  Team members have been traveling around the globe on charitable missions for over 22 years. 

Boston Cardiac Foundation team members have performed over 350 pacemaker implants in India over the past 22 years. In addition our team members have assisted in implanting over 300 pacemakers in Paraguay. The ability to perform these procedures is in large part by the generous donations made by the major device companies, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Biotronics. These companies have donated over 2 million dollars in equipment and supplies over the past 22 years. 

 Dr. Midha, founder, is on staff at Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, MA, Mount auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has implanted over 2500 pacemakers over the past 30 years. Our goals remain to help the poor who otherwise may not have survived without these life saving devices.


Impact Statement

Boston Cardiac Foundation team members have performed over 350 pacemaker implants in India over the past 22 years.

In February 2012 Boston Cardiac Foundation doctors implanted twenty pacemakers at Sitaram Bhartiya Hospital in New Delhi, and Jaswant Rai Specialty Hospital in Meerut U.P. India 

There were over 60 patients seen in the free all day clinic in New Delhi, India.

In November 2012 Boston Cardiac Foundation doctors implanted twenty pacemakers in Asuncion, Paraguay.

In addition to India and Paraguay, Boston Cardiac Foundation also provided care to the indigent in Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Boston Cardiac Foundation implanted over 20 pacemakers in Ethiopia (2013 and 2014) and gave lectures and provided care to patients in Kigali, Rwanda in the past 2 years.  

Needs Statement

1. Funding for our missions. Cost of mission trips ranging from $5000-$15000 per mission.
2. Funding for balloons for blocked heart valves and arteries. Estimated cost of 10 balloons is $20,000.
3. Funding for additional medical equipment.
4. Qualified cardiologist, cardiac surgeons and nurses/technicians to assist in procedures.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

 
 "Helping One Heart At a Time" is our motto, and that is truly what we are able to do. With the help and donation of devices and time from the pacemakers companies, doctors and nurses, we have been able to help over 650 poor patients by performing heart surgeries one at a time. These patients would not have survived otherwise, and we have been able to save so many lives.

I am privileged and grateful to be in a position to perform the great work that I do. In addition, I share these experiences with other talented medical professionals who have great compassion and a true desire to help the needy. It is a pleasure to see our patients in the follow up clinics and they have such an increased quality of life. I hope I can continue these missions for many years to come.


Geographic Area Served

INTERNATIONAL

We have preformed procedures in New Delhi, and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, India.  We have also preformed procedures in Asuncion, Paraguay.  It is our goal to expand our program to include missions to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Kigali, Rwanda.
 
Our medical advisor, Dr. John O'Mara, is currently working in those regions in Africa. We hope to aid in his efforts to improve quality healthcare in those regions through medical care and education in 2013.

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Public Health
  2. Public & Societal Benefit -
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

India and Paraguay Missions

Boston Cardiac Foundation team members have been traveling to India for the past 22 years. We have done four missions under the funding and support of Boston Cardiac Foundation.  In total the team members have implanted 350 pacemaker devices.  During our missions we hold clinics in multiple locations to examine patients and determine need for the devices. These clinics are free to the public and each individual is guaranteed a free electrocardiogram and thorough exam by a board certified cardiologist.  If we cannot provide any services to the patients, recommendations are made by the cardiologist, and they are referred to and paired with local physicians and hospital representatives on the spot to discuss necessary treatment options.  If a pacemaker is warranted, surgery is scheduled and provided absolutely free of charge to the patient.  In these clinics we also follow up on past pacemaker implants, providing free examination and maintenance of the devices.

Budget  15000-25000
Category  Health Care, General/Other Cardiovascular Technology
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens International
Program Short-Term Success 

 The immediate results of the operations are prevention of death, resolution of medical issues and significantly decrease percentage of comorbidities associated with heart blocks. Most importantly there are happier, healthier patients and families because this one health crisis that has been solved for them. They can now focus their limited resources on their other aspects of life.

 

Program Long-Term Success 

The ultimate change that will be accomplished by this program is that hundreds of lives will be saved.  The pacemaker procedure that is provided is a life saving procedure.  The recipients of these procedures would have a significantly shortened life span or death without these devices. In addition to the increased life span, they have a significantly improved quality of life.

Program Success Monitored By 
 Our success is monitored by our patient's return visits to the clinic. The local hospitals in India and Paraguay keep documentation of all patient's receiving devices. The patients are notified when we are returning to the region to provide free clinics. We examine and perform detailed interrogation of all devices when the patient's come to the clinic.  We do our best to track down and monitor all recipients. Adjustments are made to any devices that may need it. Unfortunately the free care we provide may be the only care the patient's receive all year long.
Examples of Program Success 

Vandana Maini was a skinny, 17 year old high school student who suffered repeated fainting spells when Dr. Salil Midha first met her on a trip to India. Not only did Vandana lack access to quality health care, many of her teachers and peers thought she was faking her blackouts. A visit with Midha and other physicians confirmed Vandana was not a liar. She had a complete heart block, a congenital condition that resulted in a heart rate of 20 to 35 beats per minute, far below the normal 70 beats per minute. On a charitable mission in 1991, Dr. Midha provided Vandana with the life saving treatment she so needed, a pacemaker.

Vandana has gone on to graduate from high school and college, and get married and is able to hold a full time job and support her family.  She has had 3 successful battery changes for her pacemaker since 1991.

In February 2012 Boston Cardiac foundation members successfully replaced the failing pacemaker and 2 new leads and she is doing remarkably well. The current battery will keep her alive for over 7-10 years.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

One of the greatest challenges we face is having to funding to complete all the missions we would like to. Another challange we face is the need for increased funding that will be needed to purchase supplies for future missions as donations of medical supplies are becoming harder to obtain. We also face a unique challenge within our staffing. Some years we do not have enough experienced volunteers to accompany us on the missions. And other years we more volunteers than we can afford to take.  Finding a balance is tough at times. 
 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Salil K Midha
CEO Term Start June 2011
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

We collaborate with the local hospitals in the regions that we serve for the coordination and delivery of care.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Our Board members are not compensated, neither is any of our volunteers. We complete our missions and fundraising activities completely without any compensation.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Dr. Salil K Midha
Board Chair Company Affiliation Salil K. Midha, MD, PC
Board Chair Term June 2011 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Susan Deturk Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital Voting
Mr. Paul Johnson Johnson O'Connor Feron & Carucci Voting
Mrs. Jessica L Jordan Salil K Midha, MD, PC Voting
Mrs. Robyn Loguidice Salil K Midha, MD, PC Voting
Mrs. Madhu Midha Community Volunteer Voting
Dr. Salil K Midha Salil K Midha, MD, PC Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Rajeev Agarwala Jaswant Rai Hospital, Meerut, U.P., India NonVoting
Dr. Greg McDonald Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital NonVoting
Dr. John O'Mara Addis Ababa University, HRH Program NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): Asian
Gender Female: 4
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 67%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $25,000.00
Projected Expense $35,000.00
Form 990s

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990 (Short Year - Covers June 24, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2011)

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 --
Total Revenue $150,013 $39,602 --
Total Expenses $33,286 $13,070 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 --
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $142,110 $37,986 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $7,903 $1,616 --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 --
Program Expense $29,377 $7,952 --
Administration Expense $3,909 $5,118 --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 4.51 3.03 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 61% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 --
Total Assets $177,428 $60,701 --
Current Assets $177,428 $60,701 --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 --
Current Liabilities $0 $0 --
Total Net Assets $177,428 $60,701 --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 --
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? 12.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available. The Boston Cardiac Foundation Inc. (BCF) started in 2011, as such, a 6 month Form 990 (covering June 24th, 2011 - Dec. 31st, 2011) is posted above and is not included in the charts and graphs.

Documents


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