Sutter Health Sends Medical Relief Team and Vital Supplies to Haiti
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2010 - – A 15-member surgical care team from the Sutter Health network deployed today from San Francisco International Airport to provide critical medical care to earthquake victims in Haiti. The team included general and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pulmonary acute care specialists and operating room nurses from Sutter Health-affiliated Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center and Mills-Peninsula Health Services.
The group departed for a seven-day volunteer effort in Port Au Prince. Sutter Health’s team also will transport much-needed medical supplies, surgical equipment and anesthesia medication to Haiti.
This effort to send much-needed medical personnel is part of Sutter Health’s larger commitment to relief efforts. The network, comprised of physician organizations, hospitals and other health care service providers, announced last week its largest disaster-relief donation in the history of the health care system—$1.25 million to help the victims of the powerful earthquake in Haiti.
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.
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Sutter Health surgical team packs to provide critical medical care in Haiti (2 photos).
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Sutter Health surgical team transports much-needed medical supplies to Haiti. (2 photos of supplies)
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Sutter Health surgical team poses prior to deployment to Haiti, where it will provide critical medical care. (2 photos)
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Stephen Lockhart, M.D., chief medical officer of Sutter Health’s East Bay Region, prepares to lead Sutter Health’s surgical team in Haiti. (1 photo)
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The following Quicktime video files are HD, 1280x720. These are large files and may take some time to download
Sutter Health Volunteer Medical Team to Haiti (75MB MOV)
David Chang, ABSMC (42MB MOV)
Scott Taylor, ABSMC (29MB MOV)
Susan Bailey, CPMC (78MB MOV)
Vernon Huang, MPHS (18MB MOV)
Follow our team's efforts in Haiti at SHHelpsHaiti.blogspot.com
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