EUGENE, Ore. – An area hospital is giving back to the community by offering free surgery to patients in need.
It’s all a part of the annual Day of Giving at the Mckenzie Surgery Center in Eugene.
Saturday, April 30, roughly 20 patients will have the opportunity to receive a free surgery at the hospital. The main goal is to help those who are underinsured or uninsured in the area.
Patients will come in and will be treated by doctors who are all credentialed. Organizers said it’s just like any other day, except with a little more excitement to help those in need.
“It’s a life changing difference for the patients that come through,” said Karen Hudspeth, administrator. “It’s really gratifying to know that we really can make a difference in our community.”
“I fought for five years to get a hysterectomy and they finally got me in and got me a free ablation, which I have no more problems now,” said Starlynn Hiner, former patient.
Hiner said if it wasn’t for this free clinic she would still be fighting to get a hysterectomy.
While this year’s event has already reached capacity, organizers advise those who would like to be considered for a free surgery next year to contact the hospital directly.