DONATIONS FOR HAITI RELIEF CAN BE MADE TO CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH – 714 SW DORION AVE., STE B, PENDLETON, OR 97801 – PLEASE NOTE HAITI RELIEF IN THE MEMO LINE. 1/20/2010 To Our Friends and Supporters, We are sending a brief but specific “road map to Help Haiti Heal” letter for your use to assist you in working with the Dessalines Rural Health Care Project and Kings Hospital relief efforts in Haiti. In addition to these hospitals we also have at our use Free Methodist Mission housing, vehicles and communication services to assist us with the relief effort. We have had personnel on the ground from day 1 and continue to have personnel in country, both expatriate and National, with whom we are communicating and organizing with daily. HAITI MEDICAL DISASTER RELIEF Dessalines Hospital is a Free Methodist sponsored mission hospital 90 miles north of Port-au-Prince. The hospital has approximately 50 beds, a staff of 87 and 5 National doctors led by our very competent Medical Director Dr. Johnny Fequiere. We also work with Kings Hospital in Port-au-Prince Hospital which has a new medical structure located near to the airport in PAP and is directed by Dr. Hubert Morquette and Dr. Junie Hyacinthe. Neither hospital have received any earthquake damage and are up and running but short on staff and supplies. We desire to see teams on the ground assisting for the next 12 weeks after which we will re-assess the situation. On the ground at present at Kings Hospital is a medical trauma team from the Northwest Medical group from the state of Washington. Arriving at Dessalines Hospital January 23 is a medical team led by Dr. Jerry Rusher of Arlington, Washington. Both hospitals are presently VERY busy and in need of the following. SUPPLIES 1.IV antibiotics: ancef, clindamycin, metronidazole, penicillin, ceftriaxone, gentamycin-tobramycin 2.Oral antibiotics: keflex, clindamycin, metronidazole, penicillin, vantin, tetracylin, erythromycin 3.Pain medications: tyelenol #3, vicodin, IV/IM Demerol, morphine. *we believe we will have open access to enter Haiti with these medications 4. 4X4 gauze, non-sterile gauze, ace wraps, kerlex, stretch kling wraps, betadine, # 10 and #15 scalpel blades, suture, lidocaine 1% & 2 %, umbilical clips, tape, telfa, sterile gloves, non-sterile gloves, IV intracaths, washable cloth surgical gowns, surgical caps/masks, syringes 3, 5 cc’s, orthopedic supplies for treatment of closed (casting material and tractions devices) and open fractures (including hardware for open reduction and internal fixation of of upper and lower fractures) 5. Anesthetics: Spinal needles #22,25. Spinal medications succinylcholine, nalaxone,marcaine, lidocaine, epinephrine,neostigmine, ketamine. We also need and will transport small amounts of fentanyl,pentothal, valium, versed. Also needed is Isoflurane which we have permission to transport on our medivac DC-3. 6. Equipment needed urgently: SURGERY CAUTERY UNIT (110 volt) , hand held dopplers (5), blood pressure cuffs (10), stethoscopes (20), autoclave “All American 1925X non-electric sterilizer 25 quart” and autoclave “All American 1941X non-electric sterilizer 41 quart” both of which can be found and purchased on www.canningpantry.com
• Attention: All items that are not carried in by a team member and which will need to be sent to Haiti will be sent via Missionary Flights International (MFI) and will need funding for the cost of shipping at a charge by MFI of $1.50/lb. All materials that are not carried by a team member into Haiti should be kept at your location until arrangements have been made for shipping to MFI in Ft. Pierce, Florida. In normal conditions there would be significant customs fees but for at least a 3 month time period custom fees will be waived by the Haitian government. SPECIAL ITEM PROJECT Dessalines hospital has one 12 year old vehicle which will be used as an ambulance for transporting injured, medical teams, supplies and staff to work sites. The need for a new vehicle at this time is paramount. COST $38,000 for a replacement vehicle. We are in this for the long term and we only want to purchase a new vehicle. This would be purchased from available inventory already in Haiti and would be the property of the Dessalines Hospital. *If there is a party interested in directing this project please contact the Free Methodist Mission organization directly. ( Bishop Roller firstname.lastname@example.org, Deb Miller email@example.com, Dan Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org ) PERSONNEL 1.Physicians, physician assistants, nurses (surgeons, orthopedics, generalists first priority) 2.General maintenance personnel to assist in keeping the hospitals running 3.January 28 is the next scheduled team departure date for Dessalines Hospital *check weekly for updated team departure dates 1.It is very important that all understand that we are now treating all comers and these patients will have not have the ability to pay. We are going to need significant funding in order to continue to purchase in country supplies as available, purchase diesel to run the generators ($4/gallon) shipping costs at $150/lb via Missionary Flights International and to purchase food for those patients who have lost everything. In addition, the staff deserves and need to be paid. They themselves are under significant stress many having lost family members and homes themselves in Port-au-Prince. We have already heard that the Administrative Director of the hospital has lost one daughter and the Public Health Director has lost a son in the earthquake. We need to partnership and support our National staff with our prayers, finances, and expertise during this tragedy.
*FINANCIAL SUPPORT OPTIONS 1.Funds may be sent to : Bishops Relief Fund, PO Box 535002, Indianapolis, Indiana 46253-5000 phone 1-800-342-5531; www.fmwm.org go to Help Haiti Heal *You must indicate that the funds are for MEDICAL RELIEF 2.Funds may be held at your local church to be used in direct consult in with medical relief team members or from the Free Methodist Mission relief effort organizers. 3.Funds may be sent to: Attention Pat Meyer, Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation, 8008 M-139, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 Phone Contact Carolyn Philips email@example.com., Warren White firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and to notify of the funds transfer.(phone 269- 471-1700) 4.Funds may be sent to: Central African Health Care Organization, 8050 Spring Arbor Rd., Spring Arbor Township, Michigan, 49283 (indicate the funds are for Dessalines Hospital Haiti relief and notify Mr. Gene Mogg of the funds transfer at email@example.com ) NOTE: For specific questions contact: Dan Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org . (Please limit email correspondence/traffic as possible) NOTE: Please check daily for updates on personnel needed, issues surrounding security in Haiti and supply and financial needs NOTE: all organizations listed above are 501-3C foundations Dr. Dan Snyder
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