Providing humanitarian healthcare to the underserved of Honduras

The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade sponsors both annual humanitarian healthcare mission trips and sustainable healthcare intervention models in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in all of the Americas.

The Medical Brigade is an initiative of Virginia Hospital Center

(, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington metropolitan area for over 60 years. Virginia Hospital Center is a teaching hospital, long-associated with Georgetown University's School of Medicine, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health. Learn more about our work in health and development in Honduras inside. Welcome!

Message from the Director

Welcome to the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade website! Youíll read more about our mission activities elsewhere on the site, but I want to not only welcome you, but also brag a little bit about the phenomenal group of supporters and volunteers who make up the Medical Brigade team.

Our focus is Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Our single healthcare trip in 1999 has now expanded to a year-round operation covering several high impact programs. We make 6-7 trips each year in addition to the one-week mission in the autumn; this latter trip now includes over 80 medical professionals, providing over 7,000 patient services. All these efforts combine to have a positive impact on the health and quality of life for the underserved in Honduras. That ability continues to grow, thanks to the people who donate their time, money and exceptional skills to this effort. Iím continually amazed at their dedication, and I hope you will join us in our efforts to increase available healthcare to the poorest of the poor. click to read more »

Support Our Work

Donate to Our Mission - Your support can make a world of difference

Volunteer For Our Mission - Provide for the underserved of Honduras

Donor Recognition - Thanks to all who contributed