Surgery on Sunday
Vision of Andrew Moore, II, MD
A plastic surgeon for nearly 40 year, Andrew had long seen
the need to care for those that “fell between the cracks” of current programs
available. The working poor who made
just enough to be ineligible for assistance, but barely made enough to
survive. Dedicated to a population of
people so often overlooked in the health care industry, Dr. Moore has made it
his mission to see the working poor receive outpatient surgeries they would not
otherwise receive due to their inability to pay.
In 2005, Dr. Moore applied and received grant seed money
from Catholic Health Initiatives, parent company of Saint Joseph Hospital (now
KentuckyOne Health) to establish Surgery on Sunday. Upon receiving the seed
money, Dr. Moore approached Lexington Surgery Center to provide operating
rooms, equipment and overhead requirements needed to complete surgical cases. Lexington Surgery Center was proud to partner
and thus the home of Surgery on Sunday was found, a partnership which continues
Relying entirely on volunteers, other than a full-time
Executive Director, Surgery on Sunday performs outpatient surgeries the third
Sunday of each month utilizing volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses,
other clinical staff and administrative personnel who have donated over 92,000
hours of service since 2005.
Since inception, over 5,700 individuals have received
essential outpatient surgeries with no financial burden. Surgery on Sunday is able to provide
procedures at an average cost of $300 per case and serves an average of 13
patients a month.
Dr. Moore has been nationally recognized for the creation
of Sunday on Sunday and has been featured in People Magazine, CNN Heroes, ABC Nightly
News with Diane Sawyer, among others. Most recently, he was chosen as the
Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award Winner.
For more information,
please visit Surgery on Sunday’s website at www.surgeryonsundary.org or call 859.246.0046