“This year I surpassed the $100,000 of donation marked through On-Belay. I thought it was pretty amazing that organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, child and family resources, local schools and scouting programs were able to benefit substantially. I am doing my job the same way, but I am working with a company that thought out of the box to create more value from the practice of orthopedics. It really is pretty straightforward. Because many of the financial units/shares were donated to the National Christian Fund, On-Belay distributes their margin or ‘profit.’ There is no smoke or mirrors that I have seen. I get the same support in the operating room. My patients receive the same implants and products. But the community is able to benefit. My primary involvement with On-Belay is as a customer. They act as a distributor for orthopedic spinal implants that I routinely use in surgeries. These implants are essentially the same as those available from other distributors. However, the profit generated goes back to support causes in my community and around the world. Beyond our day to day work, I have also had the opportunity to travel to Uganda with their missions team.”John Hicks, M.D., FAAOS
“There are many people that receive a great financial reward on the coattails of value that surgeons are creating. With On-Belay, I can indirectly control who gets that benefit.”Jay Crawford, M.D.
“I treasure the mutual partnership built between the US and Ugandan surgeons. Over the years; skills are shared, critical supplies secured, patients are helped and friendships flourish, this partnership is precious.”Dr. Martin Nkundeki, MBChB, MBA
“What is unique about their company, and how it affects us, is that they take the profits that they generate, and instead of piling them back into the company, they donate them to organizations such as ours.”Keith Goodwin
“There are those that talk about doing great work, and there are others who let their great work do the talking. To me, On Belay was the latter. I learned of On Belay and their mission in Africa through some of my colleagues. After calling to inquire about what they do and learning more about the passion behind why they do what they do, it was only a matter of 2 weeks and I was on a flight to Africa to witness first hand their efforts and to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine- to be involved in mission work using a gift that I’ve been blessed with. Being a part of the missions team is important to me and has reinforced the value of giving of oneself freely for the greater good of those you touch along the way.”Julius O. Ebinu, M.D., Ph.D.
“On-Belay is different from any other company I’ve worked with before. It was an unexpected refreshing breath of fresh air to be able to change vendors without changing the reps in the room. Mark Slaughter has a true heart of service and that attitude permeates On-Belay and everything that On-Belay does, and I believe also is present in the people that use On-Belay. I’m very happy to be a part of that.”Todd Abel, M.D.
“By working with On-Belay, I can create more than just profits for device companies. I can create real value for meeting the needs of my community. Charities benefit from my work, and referring physicians are excited to know that they are having an impact as well.”Josh Miller, M.D.
“In an industry that has supplied surgeons a steady stream of discouraging messages lately, On-Belay is refreshing. They offer the most positive and productive message I’ve heard of in years.”Edwin Spencer, M.D.
“We really enjoy our relationship with On-Belay and the surgeons on the team. On-Belay not only extends much needed instrumentation and experience to our hospital and surgeons, but the energy and fellowship the surgeons bring our team is important, hopefully it is to both.”Dr. Mallon Nyati