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One World Surgery

One World Surgery History

Summit surgeon Peter Daly, M.D. and his wife, LuLu, started the Holy Family Surgery Center (HFSC) in 2009, six years after a 2003 volunteer trip to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, an orphanage in the mountainous region outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The organization was very successful and in 2017, HFSC and SCA (Surgical Care Affiliates) Medical Missions combined to create One World Surgery to better meet the growing medical and surgical needs in underserved communities – embracing the concept of service and the transformation of lives.

The Summit Connection

Summit Orthopedics, through the remarkable leadership of Dr. Peter and Lulu Daly, was a founding partner in One World Surgery, providing first-world medical care in a third-world environment.

  • Peter Daly, MD, is one the board of directors as Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
  • Beckie Hines, RN, BSN, Summit Orthopedics’ VP of Surgical Services serves as Nursing Administrative Director for One World Surgery

Summit surgeons and staff have long volunteered at Holy Family Surgery Center (HFSC) and One World Surgery, alongside experts from all over the United States. Summit donates medical supplies and has provided financial support since its inception. Summit physicians and staff participate in numerous medical volunteer brigades each year.

Patient Stories

I have no words to express my gratitude. They also helped with transportation, lodging and other expenses we had. Amazing.”

After a devastating motorcycle accident, Sindi and her husband Carlos were bedridden for 14 months. During that time, Sindi’s mother cared for the couple and their two children. When a friend told the couple about the Holy Family Surgery Center (HFSC), they were filled with hope that they would soon be cured. At her recent follow-up consultation, Sindi walked proudly without a limp and shared that she can now support her family by selling fresh juice.

Carlos and Sindi

“Thank you for your dedication and for giving me the opportunity. I feel very fortunate to find good people who can help and who can continue to help others.”

After slipping when working with her dad at 8 years old, Antonia’s leg became infected and developed sores. She was told there was nothing they could do for her at the local hospital but amputate her leg after 4 years of fighting the infection. Dr. Merlin was persistent that Holy Family Surgery Center could treat her and save her leg. Today, Antonia walks proudly with the assistance of a small cane on both legs.


One World Surgery Scholarships

Summit High Schools

Students at Woodbury, East Ridge, Park and Lakeville North and South High schools apply now for a Summit scholarship! Five students ages 16+ will receive a life-changing, full scholarship to volunteer abroad with One World Surgery in Honduras! This application deadline is March 1, 2024. Follow us on all of Summit’s social media, the winners will be announced there!

Physicians who have Volunteered in Honduras

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