Dr. Hurt just called with an update. The Army will be evaluating landing conditions at the Mission of Hope today to bring more orthopedic cases in. Our team has helped the MOH setup a 50 bed inpatient facility in one of the schools on campus. Right now they have had about 15 inpatients at a […]
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The following was provided by Ashley Hurt. Update: Today wasn’t that busy so the team did a lot of organizing , discharges, and recruitment for new patients. Joel went back into town to the general hospital to recruit. He met a guy that said he could helicopter 12 patients a day to them. They’ll have […]
Dr. Tracey Haas just talked with her husband for the first time since he arrived in Haiti! Here’s the update: Sounds like today was slightly less crazy than yesterday – they operated late into the night last night, and then post-op kept them quite busy overnight. Tim says they have one of the cleanest and […]
Today we learned that there are 6 “hospitals” setup in the Port-au-Prince area. The Mission of Hope hospital is “Hospital #3” and Hill Country Bible Church will lead the medical team efforts for at least a 3 month course. Many medical teams are landing in the city with no direct plan or facility to work […]
We are no longer are in need of general medical supplies. We ARE in need of specific medical equipment. If you would like to give a tax deductible monetary donation towards medical equipment or sign up to volunteer please visit the Hill Country Bible Church website, www.hcbc.com. Wish list: – Mini c-arm (digital x-ray)– Anesthesia […]
The Central Texas medical team on the ground includes: – Scott Smith, M.D., Texas Orthopedics – Joel Hurt, M.D., Texas Orthopedics – Michael Loeb, M.D., Texas Orthopedics – Tim Gueramy, M.D., Medical Park Orthopedic Clinic – Will Curtis, M.D., Anesthesiology – Paul Le, M.D., Anesthesiology – Tim Marvin, CFA – Craig Laurents, CFA – Jenny […]
The following was compiled by Dr. Hurt’s wife, Ashley. Update: Here’s a brief run down of info I got through out the day: This am: Dr. Joel Hurt went with another medical group today to downtown Haitian hospital. Saw lots of pts in tents lots of amputations. 1330: text From Dr. Scott Smith: “we have […]
Less than 24 hours on the ground, the medical team has already converted a destroyed lab into an operating room and are performing surgeries. Here is Dr. Loeb fixing a compound tib/fib fracture that happened 13 days ago! A text from Dr. Smith at 1:30 said: “we have done 8 major cases and several minor […]
The planes arrived Sunday afternoon. The team had dinner together and then began unloading medical supplies at the Hope for Haiti mission home; the team will be working there as well as sleeping there. Medics at the mission will travel daily to the outlying villages and bring patients back for treatment.
Through the generosity of a Hill Country Bible Church member, two jets were donated to fly the 3.5 hour flight to Haiti on Sunday. The jets were loaded with 26,000 lbs of supplies and 18 medical providers.