Continuing coverage: The story of how a group of UTMB physicians, residents and alumni went on a surgical medical mission to help some of the Dominican Republic’s poorest residents has its beginnings several years ago. How the entourage ended up in one of the poorest parts of the Western Hemisphere begins with UTMB surgeon Dr. Dennis Gore and UTMB alumnus Dr. Bert Hart, who practices in Bryan and who co-founded the Hispaniola Medical Charity as a way to honor his late father, a well-respected surgeon in the Dominican Republic city of Puerto Plata. Dr. Matt Dacso, director of UTMB’s Center for Global Health Education, traveled with the mission group last month. He came away impressed with Gore and Hart’s Hispaniola Medical Charity, but even more so with the UTMB volunteers.