FOCOS mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopaedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. Specifically, we strive to improve accessibility to top-notch surgical and non-surgical care for patients who suffer from debilitating musculoskeletal conditions, such as complex spine deformities and pediatric orthopedic problems, in underserved areas. It all began as a dream of the founder to see the best care reach the underserved in his native country, Ghana and the sub-Saharan region.
FOCOS operates with donations and sponsorships raised through fundraising efforts in the USA and Ghana. Since its inception, FOCOS has received close to $30 million from over 15,000 donors. These funds have been used to provide support to patients and the construction of the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital located in Accra, Ghana.
The FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital has 60 beds and was established in 2012. It is accredited to provide inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital has advanced facilities such as Radiology, Laboratory, and Physiotherapy departments. It offers services such as Orthopaedics and Spine, Neurology, Family Medicine, Emergency, Eye Care, Vaccination, Ambulance, Pharmacy, Diet-therapy, Endoscopy, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Cafeteria, and Laundry. The hospital is currently working towards accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI), a globally recognized organization that accredits hospitals for their quality of care. A JCI-accredited hospital is known for providing the best quality of care.
Since its establishment in 1998, FOCOS has seen over 100,000 patients in clinic visits and conducted over 4,000 complex spine, joint replacement and other surgeries on patients needing treatment for various musculoskeletal diseases. These conditions include various forms of spinal disorders, joint disorders and other neurological conditions affecting the spine, bone, nerves, muscle and joints.
FOCOS has welcomed more than 500 international volunteers, including surgeons, nurses, and physical therapists, from across the globe. We at FOCOS express our gratitude to all patients, volunteers, local medical partners, donors, sponsors, and anyone who has played a role in contributing to the success of FOCOS. Thank you for being a part of our story.
At FOCOS Hospital, our values are in line with the acronym PEAK, which stands for
P – Patient-Centered
E – Employee Engagement
A – Accountability
K – Knowledge-Driven.