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Surgery on Sunday

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 today.

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