Surgery Providence Reu

Team leaders Michelle, Larry and SherriTeam leaders Michelle, Larry and SherriDeparting for GuatemalaArrival to GuatemalaTriage dayTriage dayTriage dayTriage dayHospital HIlario GalindoChaplain Maggie Sebastian talks with 8-year-old JamieChaplain Maggie Sebastian talks with 8-year-old JamieJamie gets a stickerFood cart for the families visiting the hospitalFood cart for the families visiting the hospitalPatients and their families awaiting consultationUnpacking medical suppliesTransporting medical suppliesDrs. Sinopole and OlustevAnesthesia consultation with Dr. Sinopole with nurse/translator LinChicas show off thier new bracelets, courtesy of chaplain MaggieChicas show off thier new bracelets, courtesy of chaplain MaggieEntrance to Hospital Hilario GalindoChaplain Maggie Sebastian with a patient's familyChaplain Maggie Sebastian with a patient's familyFood cart for the families visiting the hospitalStaci Councilman preps the ORPharmacist Vidya Nair preps the ORPatient consultation with Dr. FranklinPatient consultation with Dr. FranklinFront gates of Hospital Hilario Galindo on triage dayDr. Franklin and FannyPatient consultation with Dr. Rogers. Soledad Fratis translates.Patient consultation with Dr. Rogers. Soledad Fratis translates.Patient consultation with Dr. Rogers. Soledad Fratis translates.Patient consultation with Dr. Rogers. Soledad Fratis translates.Patient consultation with Dr. Rogers. Soledad Fratis translates.Dr. Heinberg talks about surgery with 8-year-old patient, JamieDr. Heinberg talks about surgery with 8-year-old patient, JamieDr. Heinberg talks about surgery with 8-year-old patient, JamieDr. Heinberg talks about surgery with 8-year-old patient, JamieJaime and her brother with Dr. HeinbergOR director Sherri takes a break from set-up to color with the childrenOR director Sherri takes a break from set-up to color with the childrenOR director Sherri takes a break from set-up to color with the childrenOR director Sherri takes a break from set-up to color with the childrenHospital Hilario GalindoHospital Hilario GalindoHospital Hilario GalindoCasa de Fe courtyardCasa de Fe cafeteriaCasa de FeCasa de Fe chapelCasa de Fe courtyardGloria, FIP volunteerGloria, FIP volunteerSergio is the director of Hospital Hilario GalindoOperating room tourTriage briefingHospital waiting room before triageProvidence Health & Services donated 122 patient beds to Hospital Hilario GalindoDiscussing Anesthesia. Of course they asked the journalist for her medical advice.Patient consultation with Dr. AustinPatient consultation with Dr. AustinPatient consultation with Dr. AustinDr. Patricia Franklin resting her feet before a long day of surgeryDrs. Heinberg and Olustev walk our first, most brave, patient to the operating roomPatient consultation with Dr. FranklinPharmacist Vidya Nair dispenses medicationFanny provides medication consultationSurgical technician Kendra Circulator nurse Stacy Councilmin with finger splintCirculator nurse Stacy Councilmin with finger splintSurgeons oberseve Dr. Franklin in laproscopic surgerySurgical technician LynSterile processingPreparing for anesthesiaDelivering lunch to the operating room staffDrs. Rogers and Heinberg in surgeryDrs. Rogers and Heinberg in surgeryDrs. Rogers and Heinberg in surgeryFanny peeks in the ORDrs. Rogers and Heinberg in surgeryDrs. Rogers and Heinberg in surgeryDrs. Rogers and Heinberg in surgerySurgical technician, Lyn Abad, assists Drs. Rogers and HeinbergTeam leader and computer guru, Larry SullivanOur teamHospital Hilario Galindo staffHospital Hilario Galindo staffMedical totes to be unpackedSetting up the ORA full waiting room on triage dayNurse Sol translates for Dr. RogersA full waiting room on triage dayA full waiting room on triage dayThis patient was bitten on her handMichelle tends to a patients injured handSetting up the pharmacyMichelle tends to a patients injured handMichelle tends to a patients injured handMichelle tends to a patients injured handSetting up Vidya's pharmacyBunny demonstrates the hand-crank bedNursel Lynn translatesKarol and Nurse LynnDr. Sinopole and KarolNurse Lynn translates for Dr. Sinopole with Karol and her madreCharlie's AngelsFamilyVidya's pharmacyChicasMaggie consoles a patientPatient with his motherPre-op and post-op nursesNurse Edna and Translator RaychelNurse Edna and Translator RaychelNurse Bunny and Translator FannyPre-op and post-op nursesMaggie consoles a patientTranslators Fanny and RaychelRosa and her husband of 19 yearsRosa and Dr. RogersPre-opLynn translates for Dr. Redborg in pre-opPre-opDiana and her madreDianaDianaDianaDianaDianaDianaDianaCarnivalCarnivalCarnivalCarnivalCarnivalCarnivalCarnival - cacaron (egg shell filled with confetti)CarnivalDaycare center behind the hospital, to be a part of patient housing one day in the futureCarnivalCarnival CarnivalCarnivalCarnivalCarnivalCarnivalCarnival Carnival - borrowing the doctors glassesCarnival - borrowing the doctors glassesCarnival Carnival Carnival Carnival Organizing the surgery scheduleSol, queen of the color-codingKendra and LynHostales IRTRACarnival celebrationPatient with her caregiversFanny and Erin with a patientPatient with her madre and caregiversCarnival Carnival Carnival Carnival 8-year-old Yeimi and her momEdna Zeller, RN, and KarolEdna Zeller, RN, colored Karol's toes with markersJoe Leier, FIP biomedical technicianTeam anesthesiologistsTeam anesthesiologistsJoe Leier, FIP biomedical technicianThe team's armed guard poses with team anesthesiologistsYeimi is feels great the day after her surgeryRounding with YeimiYeimi with her madre and surgical team, Kendra and Dr. HeinbergPassing out necklaces after surgeryRounding with patientsDr. Franklin rounds on patients and passes out necklacesRoger with his madre and surgical team, Kendra and Dr. HeinbergStaci Bottles had a stomach bug, but is feeling much better now.Staci Bottles had a stomach bug, but is feeling much better now.Dr. Osoltsev gives nurse Staci some fluids. She is feeling much better now.Ash WednesdayAsh WednesdayAsh WednesdayAsh WednesdayAsh WednesdayAsh WednesdayAsh WednesdayDrs. Austin and Heinberg in surgery with Nurse SherriDrs. Austin and Heinberg in surgery with Nurse SherriDr. Osoltsev in the ORDr. Osoltsev in the ORDrs. Austin and Heinberg in surgery with Nurse SherriDrs. Austin and Heinberg in surgery with Nurse SherriDrs. Austin and Heinberg in surgery with Nurse SherriDr. "Flash" Franklin and Kendra in surgeryDr. "Flash" Franklin and Kendra in surgeryDr. "Flash" Franklin and Kendra in surgeryDr. Sinopole, Dr. "Flash" Franklin and Kendra in surgeryDr. Sinopole, Dr. "Flash" Franklin and Kendra in surgeryDr. "Flash" Franklin and Kendra in surgeryDr. "Flash" Franklin and Kendra in surgeryMorning reflectionMorning reflectionMorning reflectionMorning reflectionAsh WednesdayAsh WednesdayTeam leadersRain showers, thunder and lightningRain showers, thunder and lightningRain showers, thunder and lightningRain showers, thunder and lightningRosa heads home

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03/09/2014
It is Sunday and we are home. After saying goodbye to each other at the airport yesterday, we have returned to our families who graciously parted with us for eight days. I think to myself, was it really eight days? They went by so fast, yet added up, the week was long. Today we rest. It is... Read More
03/06/2014
We feel like a part of ourselves will remain at the hospital when we leave tomorrow. We are connected to this special place now. Currently there is a maze of trenches dug into the ground surrounding the hospital. Hospital Hilario Galindo is under construction to increase its ability to care... Read More
03/06/2014
Surgical technicians - they make the surgeons look good. That’s what one of them told me, and I won’t say who, when I asked what they do in the OR. The surgical techs on this trip are skilled and experienced. For Rosalyn Abad, Guatemala marks the spot of her first surgical mission trip 15... Read More
03/05/2014
Dr. Cliff Rogers is the first gynecology surgeon to visit Hospital Hilario Galindo this season, and there are many ladies waiting for him (including the not-pregnant Rosa). The nurses are using a color-coded system to match patients with their surgeon. Fittingly, Dr. Rogers patients (all... Read More
03/05/2014
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. The reasons for which we choose are personal. In surgery and in life, we hope for healing as we release that which causes us suffering. It is Ash Wednesday in Guatemala, which marks the beginning of Lent for Catholics. It holds the belief that... Read More
03/04/2014
I have been covered in glitter and confetti all day. By tradition, the day before Lent requires celebration, and I had a cascaron cracked over my head countless times by children.  In Guatemala, they call this Carnival. The joyful children that surround us today bring much happiness.... Read More

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