Dietrich/Mulder/Gerke Trip Report

The Dietrich/Mulder/Gerke orthopedic/anesthesia team spent April 19 – 24, 2015 at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti (HAH) and the following is their report. Terry and Jeannie Dietrich have established the Dietrich Haiti Indigent Patient Fund through Amistad International to create an endowment… Read More

The Dietrichs

Beginning with a trip to Africa when Terry was a senior medical student, the Dietrichs have compiled an impressive resume of volunteer service.  Over the past 40 years Terry and Jeannie have worked in numerous countries including longterm stints in… Read More

Corey Burke Trip Report

Corey Burke is a 3rd year medical student from Loma Linda University with an interest in pursuing a career as an orthopedic surgeon.  He recently returned from spending 2wks volunteering at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti. When I think about… Read More

To Our Donors

The following is the seventh and final installment of Scott Nelson’s March, 2015 Trip Report Series. The accomplishments and plans mentioned in the previous posts do not happen without the support of our generous donors.  I would like to… Read More

Hospital Economics

The following is Part 6 of Scott Nelson’s March, 2015 Trip Report Series. Since the loss of the US Embassy contract to provide history and physical exams for Haitians applying for a visa, the hospital has been in… Read More

Update On Current Projects

The following is Part 5 of the March, 2015 Trip Report Series written by Scott Nelson. Although our previous operating room was recently reported to me as being one of the best in Haiti, in reality it was… Read More

Trip In A Nutshell

The following is Part 4 of the March, 2015 Trip Report Series written by Scott Nelson. Patient care, administration, and organization were the 3 main areas of focus for this trip.  Dr. Mark Mildren PGY4 ortho resident, Corey… Read More

The Importance of HAH

The following post was written by Scott Nelson who returned last Friday from another visit to Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti.  This is Part 3 of the March, 2015 Trip Report Series. A few blocks away from the Basilique Notre-Dame… Read More

Restavek Freedom

A few weeks ago Elaine Lewis met a man who brought in a patient who needed surgical care to Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti.  As it turns out the gentleman is the coordinator for the Restavek Freedom ministry in Haiti…. Read More


The following post was written a few days ago by Scott Nelson who is currently at HAH with son Chad, orthopedic surgeon John Anderson and family, orthopedic resident Mark Mildren and medical student Corey Burke.  This is Part… Read More