The SCCM Disaster Field Team has made significant progress in identifying active interventions to increase critical care capacity in the Dominican Republic.  After consultation with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders, a request was made of the SCCM team to assist with delivery of an education program to help with current and future surges […]

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Situation, target, plan…

The SCCM Disaster Field Team met today with multiple representatives from different disaster-related organizations in the Dominican Republic, including the Pan American Health Organization, Project HOPE and the DR Ministry of Health. Dr. Lucas, Director of Special Services for the Public Health System in the DR, provided an overview of the current ICU bed capacity […]

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 […]

Many of you have heard stories from colleagues who have beeen to Haiti and they are amazing. The efforts and support at home have also been impressive. SCCM staff mobilized resources as Gervaise and Mike joined the effort in the Dominican Republic along with Randy Wax, MJ Reed, Dana Braner, and Marie Baldiserri.  They are […]

On the Border

The SCCM team made a 5 hour drive by caravan to visit the the site of the improvised hospital set up in Jimani. Converting a chapel, orphanage, and utilizing a newly built outpatient clinic, every inch of space was utilized. SCCM met with the physicians coordinating the efforts of several international groups. Surgeries were being performed […]

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