This was the final full day of surgery for the team from Sutter affiliates CPMC and Alta Bates. They had expected it to be a relatively quiet day as the team had already taken care of most of more serious injuries - but some auto accidents ensured a supply of fresh patients. Fortunately the portable x-ray machine the team brought with them meant those patients could get the excellent care they needed. Just as well. Check out the x-ray of that patient's fractured legs. Ouch.
The conditions that the team have been working in are much improved since their previous visits in January and March. They say it's impressive just how much progress the hospital is making in trying to get back to normal.
Below are two photographs. The first shows the patient ward back in January, shortly after the earthquake hit. The second one shows the same ward today. Clearly a huge improvement.