Tag: Trip Reports

haitibones

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 HAH, I see a young girl waiting in the pre-op room smiling at me. She can’t contain …

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 a severe financial crisis.  This provided about $60,000US per month, which is around 60% of the hospital …

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 not adequate for doing the quality and volume of work that we envision.  A major renovation was …

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 Burke 3rd year medical student, John Anderson MD orthopaedic surgeon LLUSM graduate year 2000 and our two …

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 …

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.  …

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 …

%d bloggers like this: