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Haiti and the Red Cross

Listen, I’m no expert on Haiti, disaster relief, or reconstruction efforts – but since I’ve blogged about my experiences in Haiti, I felt the need to comment on two stories that surfaced yesterday. ProPublica and NPR launched a joint investigation … Continue reading

Haiti and the Red Cross

Listen, I’m no expert on Haiti, disaster relief, or reconstruction efforts – but since I’ve blogged about my experiences in Haiti, I felt the need to comment on two stories that surfaced yesterday. ProPublica and NPR launched a joint investigation … Continue reading

Shopping on Amazon this holiday season?

If you plan on doing any of your holiday shopping on Amazon this holiday season, I’d like to persuade you to shop on Amazon Smile. What’s the difference you ask?  For you, there’s no difference whatsoever.  But your shopping could … Continue reading

Shopping on Amazon this holiday season?

If you plan on doing any of your holiday shopping on Amazon this holiday season, I’d like to persuade you to shop on Amazon Smile. What’s the difference you ask?  For you, there’s no difference whatsoever.  But your shopping could … Continue reading

First Impressions

Today began like most Mondays that I’ve come to know – I woke up at 0400 and got dressed so quickly that I hope everything’s on the right way! Today was different, though, because instead of heading to a shift at Emerson Hospital, I was

Haiti and the METI Project

Are you a health care professional who has an interest in international health?  Are you interested in improving medical care in Haiti? Take a look at the great work being done by the METI Project.  You can read about the … Continue reading

Haiti and the METI Project

Are you a health care professional who has an interest in international health?  Are you interested in improving medical care in Haiti? Take a look at the great work being done by the METI Project.  You can read about the … Continue reading

Haiti Earthquake: 4 Years Later

Originally posted on NPH Haiti Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital:
justgngr:the amazing organization I worked with while I was in Haiti. It’s so much more than a hospital. Originally posted on NPH Haiti Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital: View originalFiled under: emotional, Haiti, medicine

Haiti Earthquake: 4 Years Later

Originally posted on NPH Haiti Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital:
justgngr:the amazing organization I worked with while I was in Haiti. It’s so much more than a hospital. Originally posted on NPH Haiti Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital: View originalFiled under: emotional, Haiti, medicine

Finding Our Bearings

We arrived at the cramped airport to face a frenzied mob of travelers all clambering for their bags. Once all our team members found each other, we gathered for the quick ride to Villa Francesca. There were still a few signs of the heavy rains

Haiti Travel Tips

We’ve found our rhythm. We wake early and head off to triage. Three of us help the nurses in triage, while Travis and I teach a class to the Technicians. Because Reneau is in triage, my friend Dimitry assists us with translation in the class.

Day 4: Heartbreak

On Thursday we woke early, had some coffee, and went on our way. We had three people to help triage the patients before they were seen. We were prepared with blood pressure cuffs and oxygen saturation sensors that we didn’t bring with us on the

rollercoaster

After completing 10 surgeries that day, candlelight mass was a nice moment of relaxation and thought.  The busy operative day …

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Be Flexible

Day Two started out great; we got to the hospital and went on rounds with the doctors. I saw my friend Dimitry, who works on physical therapy with patients. Before I left last time, he asked if we could help get more training for him