MANNM’s Dr. Gary Jacques Speaks At Rotary

Dr. Gary Jacques, who moved to Los Alamos earlier this year with his wife Karen, spoke at Rotary recently about his career with Hope Worldwide, a faith-based, international charity ‘that changes lives by harnessing the compassion and commitment of dedicated staff and volunteers to deliver sustainable, high-impact, community-based services to the poor and needy’. His work of 16 years took him to 40 countries; of those, Cambodia remains one of his most rewarding and memorable experiences. It was there in 2001 that he personally observed the appalling and filthy conditions of a major hospital. Joining the Hope Worldwide staff in 2002, Jacques was able to bring significant healthcare advancements to the area and beyond, establishing hospitals and medical training programs in resource-poor countries around the world. Jacques earned his medical degree at University of California, San Diego and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt. He practices now at Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico; he and his wife have two grown sons. Courtesy photo