To establish a 30-bed mission hospital and nursing college to demonstrate the love of Christ through quality healthcare for all people, especially for the poor and marginalized.
To provide comprehensive health care by the partnership of national and international medical professionals to meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of the people in the region.
Loving – Reflecting Christ
Caring – Showing Kindness
Excellence – Performing the Best
Safety – Striving for Safety
Integrity – Always Doing the Right Thing
Affordable – Serving All People
Thousands of people die every day due to the lack of timely medical care. There are more than 10,000 people nearby the Mission India community in 8 surrounding villages. Poor and underprivileged people cannot afford the expensive private hospitals.
Community Health Education
|Dr. AK George||MO||Cardiologist|
|Elsy Varghese||IL||Retired Nurse|
|Dr. Ron Graeff||IA||Allergist and Immunologist|
|Dr. Jack Sorg||GA||Missionary Medical Doctor|
|Dr. Sabita Naidu||CA||Family Practice|
|Dr. Vandan Ward||Ireland||Anesthesiologist|
|Elaine Krishnan||Utah||Retired Nurse|
|Dr. Viji Thomas||MI||Pain Medicine Specialist|
|Dr. Elizabeth Simon||NY||Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs|
|Preethy Varghese||IL||Physician Assistant (PA-C)|
|Dr. Ronnie Oommen||MD||Family Practice|
|Dick Reed||OH||Businessman/RIMI Board Member|
Chairman: Dr. Ron Graeff
Co-Chairs: Dr. Jack Sorg, Dr. Ronnie Oommen, Linda Whitener, Dr. Elizabeth Simon, Dr. Sabita Naidu
To advise on developing the hospital and nursing college
To promote the vision and mission
To network among the medical professionals
To recruit and send medical professionals to India
To fund operational and project needs
To meet on a quarterly basis
Hire more nurses and support staff
Promote the hospital in more communities
Remodeling the building for various departments
Setting up various departments
Opening in-patient services (1st week of April 2021)
Fundraising for monthly operations and equipment
Find 50 partners who will give $100 or more per month ($1,200/year)
Khadgaon village in Nagpur district, Maharashtra state. Khadgaon is located 15 kms west of downtown Nagpur.
Dr. Ronald Graeff is an allergist-immunologist in Bloomfield, Iowa and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Davis County Hospital and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years
Dr. Jack Sorg, MD is a general surgery specialist in Conyers, GA and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve U, School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in general surgery.
Dr. Viji Thomas completed his Medical degree from Government Medical College, Nagpur in 1991. He then completed Residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Thomas has been in Pain Management Practice since 2005 in the state of Michigan.
Dr. Ward completed his MBBS in 1992 and his MD(Anesthesiology) in 1996 both at GMC Nagpur, India. He also has a Diploma in Biblical studies in 2009 from International School of Ministry.
He has been on the Fellow of the College of Anesthesiologists of Ireland since 2012 with Specialty Training in 2017.
He is a Consultant Anesthesiologist at University Hospital Waterford, Ireland and a Lay Leader in the Methodist Church Ireland since 2020.
“We were very impressed with the new hospital building, and were encouraged by the potential it has for reaching the needs in central India. We were blessed also by the vision the RIMI leadership has moving forward in this important project.”