Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sinai Team Returns From Haiti

Yesterday marked the six-month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. As you can read here and here, there is still much work to be done in recovery efforts, as 1.6 million Haitian citizens are homeless and a minuscule amount of the promised aid has been delivered.

Many Haitian citizens need medical care. That's why a health care team from Sinai Hospital, led by Drs. John Herzenberg and Aaron Zuckerberg, returned last month to Hopital Adventiste d'Haiti in Port au Prince. The focus of the trip was 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 the course of under a week, the team performed 54 surgeries.

"We were all very touched by this,” Dr. Zuckerberg told the Jewish Times. “We were all crying when we left. We all want to go back. The question isn’t if, it’s when.”

You can read more by visiting the Team Sinai blog or the Haiti bones blog.

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