Program to Provide Outpatient Surgery for Working Poor | News
Entitled The SPIN Program, it's the first volunteer surgery program in the state of Georgia.
Local leaders and non-profit groups were on hand for the announcement.
The program was created as an option for those who qualify as the "working poor" to receive free outpatient surgery.
The Leadership Macon class helped line up partners for the program.
Doctor Heather Nolan helped develop the program in Kentucky.
"They've had a second program blossom out of Louisville. They went from helping the people of Lexington to helping the entire state through their program. It's more far-reaching than anyone expected. It not only helps the community at large, but all the wonderful volunteers that want to donate the services and talent," Nolan said.
The group defines the working poor as working people whose incomes fall below the poverty line.
The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Macon Class of 2013 partnered with the Macon Volunteer Clinic and The Medical Center of Central Georgia.