Medical Teams International (MTI)

The information on this page was last updated 10/24/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Medical Teams International is a Christian health and humanitarian relief agency focused on providing life-saving medical care to people in crisis. Going where we're needed most, we enter places of turmoil, disease, and natural disasters. The people we serve aren't just patients, they're people beloved by God and us. As such, we care for the whole person - physical, emotional, social and spiritual - when they come to us.

We also want communities to thrive when we're gone. We make sure people are supported and systems are strong. We empower people to seek out their sick neighbors. We train local medical staff. We teach families about handwashing and good nutrition. We make sure health facilities have the right equipment, supplies, and medicine. We build connections to and trust in the health system so it will serve people well into the future and after we're gone.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Medical Teams International
14150 SW Milton Court
Tigard, OR 97224

Website: medicalteams.org

Phone: (503) 624-1000

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 930878944

CEO/President: Martha Newsome

Chairman: Geoff Guilfoy

Board size: 14

Founder: Mr. Ron Post

Ruling year: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

We provide loving care that saves lives and leaves communities healthier. We act as Jesus' hands and feet on the ground in front-line clinics, refugee camps, and remote villages. We see God's face in every person we serve. We sit with families in their emotional pain as we treat their physical pain. We listen to heartbreaking stories as we monitor heartbeats. We offer comfort, compassion, and hope.

Medical Teams believes in the whole community - individuals, medical staff, and health facilities - taking ownership of their health. The people we serve are creative, committed, and resilient. We build on their strengths. Working together, we identify problems and solutions. We mentor. We train. We empower. We exit only when health systems become effective, and communities are independent.


Mission statement

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.


Statement of faith

Our faith and calling starts with daring to love like Jesus - only then can we begin to boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world. Our guiding scripture is Luke 10:27, which says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself."

We believe every person is made in the image of God. Because every person is made in the image of God, every person deserves love. Every person deserves the chance for a better life. The chance for health and wholeness.

At Medical Teams, we are called to care for all God's people by addressing critical health needs. We are called to serve in a way that honors and upholds the dignity of every human being. We are compelled to practice a love for all people - no matter their religion, nationality, sex or race.

When we look into the face of a worried mother cradling her sick child, we see God. When we meet a refugee carrying the wounds of war, we see God. When we treat a person who has survived a disaster or someone suffering a chronic illness, we see God. We believe that every person is worthy and precious.

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating613 of 110446 of 88
Fund acquisition rating777 of 110559 of 88
Resource allocation rating587 of 110548 of 88
Asset utilization rating388 of 110435 of 88

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%9%10%6%5%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%9%6%5%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%96%94%93%98%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%9%5%6%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%4%6%7%2%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%85%85%88%90%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%103%101%105%86%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%88%86%92%78%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-3%-1%-5%14%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-5%-2%-8%28%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
6%7%7%7%4%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.511.741.341.581.601.66
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.231.171.151.241.281.45
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.892.041.541.972.042.42
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.017.1310.8419.9113.7013.05
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.140.090.050.070.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.825.067.075.795.444.58
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%13%11%10%8%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
60%50%67%57%58%56%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$5,876,484$6,395,563$14,669,175$5,815,417$1,781,330
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$19,084,907$19,466,353$19,958,083$29,581,611$20,466,221
Short-term investments$9,493,682$11,572,370$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$34,455,073$37,434,286$34,627,258$35,397,028$22,247,551
Long-term investments$0$0$2,781,389$2,517,271$2,963,742
Fixed assets$5,983,534$5,695,489$5,628,916$7,420,715$7,133,749
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,983,534$5,695,489$8,410,305$9,937,986$10,097,491
Total assets$40,438,607$43,129,775$43,037,563$45,335,014$32,345,042
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$4,832,094$3,453,043$1,738,874$2,584,573$1,702,135
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$2,356
Total current liabilities$4,832,094$3,453,043$1,738,874$2,584,573$1,704,491
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$441,360$1,190,461$2,681,546$1,052,779$500,000
Total long-term liabilities$441,360$1,190,461$2,681,546$1,052,779$500,000
Total liabilities$5,273,454$4,643,504$4,420,420$3,637,352$2,204,491
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$27,462,924$29,204,292$30,083,427$32,931,366$25,918,227
With donor restrictions$7,702,229$9,281,979$8,533,716$8,766,296$4,222,324
Net assets$35,165,153$38,486,271$38,617,143$41,697,662$30,140,551
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$65,585,837$53,310,165$60,332,812$82,189,602$52,640,734
Program service revenue$1,936,946$2,906,701$727,800$887,764$738,384
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$370,004$466,147$3,814,333$220,523$84,116
Other revenue$516,644$321,009$59,016$713,134($90,846)
Total other revenue$2,823,594$3,693,857$4,601,149$1,821,421$731,654
Total revenue$68,409,431$57,004,022$64,933,961$84,011,023$53,372,388
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$59,878,620$48,832,478$59,894,484$65,425,837$47,486,153
Management and general$4,599,822$3,760,360$4,627,741$2,545,358$2,291,439
Fundraising$5,795,612$5,081,889$3,642,009$4,392,041$3,994,790
Total expenses$70,274,054$57,674,727$68,164,234$72,363,236$53,772,382
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($1,864,623)($670,705)($3,230,273)$11,647,787($399,994)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,864,623)($670,705)($3,230,273)$11,647,787($399,994)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Martha NewsomePresident; CEO$299,610
Jon BeighleVP, Marketing and Development$206,496
Cassondra PhillipsenDirector, Dental$196,505
Roger SandbergVP, Field Operations$186,796
Gayle RietmulderVP, Finance and Administration; CFO$184,419
Stephe DeanDirector, Information Systems$159,367
Cynthia BreilhExec. Director, Us Programs$150,203
Michael ChapmanSr. Director, Global Programs$140,201
Joseph DicarloGlobal Ambassador$137,314

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022


Response from ministry

Posted on October 24, 2023

Medical Teams International is grateful to MinistryWatch for their confidence and appreciates our donors' commitment to funding organizations that are fueled by their faith. We're proud to love like Jesus does as we deliver life-saving medical care to our neighbors around the world.

In our broken world, suffering people are pushed to the margins and forgotten. God calls us to provide them with protection and care. We know firsthand that a lack of basic medical care can lead to immense suffering. Whether natural or manmade, disasters strip survivors of the basics - including medical care. In places with weak health systems, illness and death are a constant threat. Disease becomes rampant. Children die from preventable causes. Mothers don't survive childbirth.

The medical care required in these contexts is basic but life-saving. It's as simple as prescribing malaria medication or vaccinating children. It might mean helping a mother give birth in a clinic. It could even mean knowing when someone just needs a listening ear.

Our goal is to save lives. But the people we serve are more than patients. They're our brothers and sisters. They have names, stories and value. We care about the whole person - physical, emotional, social and spiritual. We sit with families in their emotional pain as we treat their physical pain. We offer comfort and compassion amid grief and loss.

When you give, you make it possible for people to get help when they need care. You can be the reason a provider cares for a pregnant mother. You can support a father's mental health during times of extreme stress. You can make sure a veteran in the U.S. gets urgent dental care, even if they don't have insurance.

In 2023, you helped heal more than 3 million people with Medical Teams. In 2024, join us as we heal even more.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/24/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

Medical Teams' story begins in 1979, when Ron Post was hit with divine inspiration. He'd just watched a news story about Cambodian refugees escaping the Khmer Rouge by fleeing to Thailand. His heart was moved by the suffering of these people, who desperately needed care.

Suddenly, a thought struck him - he could recruit a medical team to help refugees. Ron, a businessman with no medical experience, was full of doubt. But after praying for answers, doors began to open. In just two weeks, he and a group of 28 volunteer doctors were on their way to Thailand. That was the beginning of Northwest Medical Teams, now known as Medical Teams International.

Since 1979, we've provided life-saving medical care for millions of people in crisis around the world. In 1989, we launched a mobile dental program, providing free dental care to people in need right here at home. Today, we care for people in six countries. We've expanded our dental vans to include a wide-range of health care services through our Mobile Care & Connect program.

With our history and experience, we've grown into our role as experts in disaster response and long-term crises. We're well-known and respected humanitarian relief agency, known internationally and locally for our expertise in refugee health care, disaster relief, and mobile health care programs.


Program accomplishments

In fiscal year 2022, Medical Teams served 3 million people in Guatemala, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Colombia, Bangladesh, and the United States.

We helped safely deliver 38,807 babies and performed 7,459 emergency c-sections. We screened just over 1 million people for malnutrition. We supported 71 health facilities.


Needs

You can show God's love and compassion to people in crisis today by donating at our website: medicalteams.org/donations.

Want to do more? Other ways to give, including of your time and prayer, are listed on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on our latest work and urgent prayer requests.