International Medical Alliance of Tennessee worked in New Orleans, volunteering and running a Primary Care Medical Clinic to provide medical care to a population that was left without healthcare in the aftermath of of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, one of the hardest hit areas of New Orleans. International Medical Alliance of Tennessee volunteers provided medical care for more than 64,000 people and dispensed over 80,000 prescriptions free of charge.
Operation Blessing funded a partnership with IMA to open the free clinic to offer primary care for those residents that were without health care. Operation Blessing provided the clinic buildings and the entire infrastructure to open the clinic and keep it operating. International Medical Alliance of Tennessee provided the medical staff and oversight for the enormous response from medical volunteers that came to New Orleans to volunteer with IMA and Operation Blessing. The extraordinary work and faithfulness of Operation Blessing made this long-term relief effort possible.The medications to fill the prescriptions were made possible from a grant provided by the Salvation Army. IMA will be forever grateful to Operation Blessing and the Salvation Army for all that they made possible.
IMA receives honor from MAYO CLINIC DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE
In October of 2007, Dale Betterton MD and Dorothy Davison FNP of IMA were honored by the MAYO CLINIC when they received the Humanitarian Award from the MAYO DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE. The award was presented during a dinner held in their honor at the MAYO CLINIC on October 23rd, 2007.