Before we head back home tomorrow to normalcy and cold weather, I just wanted to share a few last thoughts with all of you who have been reading our blogs faithfully. This has been a learning experience for us in every sense of the word – we were able to see disaster victims first-hand and [...]
In touring hospitals in Santo Domingo, the effects of the disaster in Haiti are apparent. Elective surgeries have been canceled, the attention of intensivists has been diverted to the care of patients coming in from Haiti. Details of the impact on the Dominican citizens and hospital staff has been underappreciated; but it is apparent that [...]
An SCCM Team is on the ground in the Dominican Republic assessing the situation and developing a plan to augment critical care capacity. This morning the Team was reported to be in the Jimini, the closest major border city. Our team reports that contrary to prior reports, the make-shift hospital in Jimini continues to accept [...]
SCCM members were some of the first to respond to the Haiti quake. Capt. Dennis Amundson, DO, FCCM (USNS Comfort) James Geiling, MD, FCCM (Partners in Health to Cange, Haiti) Elizabeth (Lee) Daugherty, MD, MPH (via Johns Hopkins) Barbara McLean, (via friends with University of Miami) Thanks to all of you from everyone at SCCM!