Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 - Working 20 hours a day.

From Toni Brayer, M.D., Sutter Health West Bay Region Chief Medical Officer and Leader for Sutter Health Helping Haiti.

The Sutter Health team continues to treat patients and perform surgeries at St. Nicholas Hospital in St. Marc – working an average of 20 hours a day.

Above Stephen Lockhart M.D., anesthesiologist and chief medical officer for Sutter Health’s East Bay Region, stands by the list of patients awaiting surgery. At 4:30 p.m. (Haiti time) there are 17 patients who still need treatment today.

We learned today that the hospital is two hours west of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and has been flooded with patients seeking refuge. Before the earthquake, the hospital had 150 beds. After the quake, the number of patients seeking care surged to 300.

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