MedSurplus Alliance History
2008 – Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSROs) came together to form the MedSurplus Network. [incorporated, not 501(c)(3)]
- The goal was to create an association that offered opportunities to network and share best practices.
- The conference provided an opportunity to explore the feasibility of expanding the MedSurplus Network’s capacity and programs.
- A volunteer steering committee formed to follow up on the conference action items, which included exploring association services, membership benefits and to drafting a Code of Conduct to guide medical surplus recovery programs.
- The MedSurplus Network moves to VisionLink, Inc. for leadership and administrative support.
- Steering Committee launched a website and social network tools to support ongoing projects and communication. Zambia and Mozambique pilot projects explored.
- Cross-sector leaders, who had demonstrated support for the MSA mission and goals, are invited to form a Leadership Council.
- A MSRO Conference is held in Houston, TX. The second Leadership Council meeting was held and identified the following next steps: create a new non-profit organization, develop the governance structure and identify participant’s roles.
- The MedSurplus Alliance becomes a program of Avancera partners. Avancera is 501c3 nonprofit whose administrative and fiscal procedures are tailored to support it’s growing collaborations.
- The MSRO Stakeholder Committee sponsors a series of webinars and networking conference calls.
- The MSA Accreditation Program pilot ends with four MSROs successfully completing the process.
- The Leadership Council approves awarding pilot accreditation to four MSROs.
- The MSA opens membership to medical surplus recovery stakeholders committed to advancing the Code of Conduct and quality medical donation practices.