Category: Latest News

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 (still in ruins noted in image above) is a local hospital for which I will keep the …

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. Restavek (restavec in French) is the name for child slaves in Haiti. Children who are desperately poor …

Balance

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 2 of the March, 2015 Trip Report Series. My life is not necessarily in balance.  In fact, …

Preliminary Report

The following post was written by Scott Nelson when he first arrived with a team at Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti early last week.  This is Part 1 of the March, 2015 Trip Report Series. Due to the efforts of Elaine Lewis (surgical tech), Dan Brown (facilities manager) and Ed Martin (administrator) major progress is being made.  …

New Website

Many of you have undoubtedly noted that haitibones has been revitalized with a new website.  There were many factors that went into the decision to switch platforms but hopefully the change will ultimately be positive.  The conversion was arduous and time consuming but I wanted to give a shoutout to Lynn Delinger at Pyralis Design …

Clubfoot Clinic

The following post was written by Elaine Lewis, volunteer surgical technician from Southern California.  Clubfoot is a congenital condition that severely twists the foot or feet downward and inward, making walking difficult, painful or impossible as a child develops.  Over 220,000 children, in the developing world are born each year with clubfoot.  With early detection …

Light At End Of The Tunnel

It’s been a couple of months now since a group of us made a quick trip to Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti.  We had originally planned the venture to inaugurate the newly renovated operating theater on the 5th anniversary of the Big Quake.  But several weeks before our departure we were informed that the construction project was …

Culture Shock

Another update from Elaine.  Anyone who has spent time volunteering overseas experiences culture shock in one form or another, sooner rather than later.  Elaine is a tough lady, sounds like she is handling it well. It’s dark outside as I stumble out of bed way too soon and slip my scrub bottoms on.  I make …

Meet Elaine Lewis

The following post was written by Elaine Lewis, a Surgical Tech from southern California who, along with her husband Jeff, have dedicated 6 months of their lives to Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti.  All who have met Elaine have been impressed with her tireless work ethic and relentless enthusiasm in the face of adversity.  We are all …

NBC Interviews Nelson

Earlier this month, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC Nightly News, returned to Port au Prince and visited Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti and interviewed Scott Nelson, MD. The piece aired on Sunday evening, January 11 and can be viewed below or directly on the NBC website.