Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Team Sinai Heads to Haiti

As a sign of their commitment in providing medicine for those who are less fortunate, LifeBridge Health has several employees who regularly go on medical missions. This week, a team of volunteers from Sinai Hospital head to Haiti, many for the second time since the January earthquake.

The 18-member team will be providing support to the Hopital Adventiste d'Haiti (Haiti Adventist Hospital - "HAH") in Carrefour, Port au Prince. The focus is to provide reconstructive orthopedic surgery to the earthquake victims, as well as general support to HAH. The team members include three orthopedic surgeons, one podiatrist, one anesthesiologist, one family practitioner, five nurses, one physical therapist, one surgical instrument technician, and three volunteers.

In preparation for their coworkers' trip, Sinai employees joined forces to help collect supplies. In the last week of May, the employees gathered band-aids, protein bars and flip-flops. As you can see from these pictures, hundreds of flip-flops were donated. They will be handed out to patients at HAH, allowing many to no longer be barefoot. Help also arrived from Practice Dynamics employees, who started their own flip-flop drive for the trip.

"Dr. Herzenberg and I were very humbled by the response from employees," says Aaron Zuckerberg, the head of the Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Care Unit at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai.

You can learn more about the Team Sinai members and see progress on their trip by clicking here.

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