Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Public Hospital

Today Mike and I went to the local public hospital to meet with one of the doctors there. Our intent is to build a long-term relationship with the hospital. This meeting was to gather information for the short-term medical team that will be here at the end of this month. They will be working in the public hospital for 3 days, then do a medical clinic in a poor neighborhood for the local children there. This hospital serves the poor, and would never meet any standard of care in the U.S. We toured the hospital, seeing all the primary areas - womens ward, mens ward, pediatrics, etc. It sure reminded me of what a true "ward" looks like (see pic). We met with several physicians and are excited to continue a relationship with both the hospital and the doctors. We plan on working a lot with them in the future.

Women's Ward

Meeting with Dr. Perez

Pediatric ward - the nicest area in the entire hospital

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