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Penn Medicine Team in Haiti
"Penn Medicine Team One" – the first team of medical professionals from Penn to travel to Haiti to provide relief for earthquake victims – has now returned to Philadelphia. The reports below are the team members' own accounts of their experiences.
  • Feb 6, 2010
  • airplane Home to Philadelphia
  • Dr. Mehta describes a tour of the ravaged city of Port-au-Prince and the Penn team's return home to Philadelphia in the middle of a major snowstorm.
  • Feb 5, 2010
  • hillsLast Words
  • Dr. Ashburn reports, as the Penn Team prepares to leave Cange, the chief of the hospital tells them, "You have been wonderful. You are now part of Haiti."
  • Feb 5, 2010
  • penn teamFinding New Equipment, Leaving Haiti
  • On the Penn team's last day in Cange, they are surprised to find newly donated medical and surgical technology, Dr. Mehta reports. They see a few mor patients before leaving for Port-au-Prince and home.
  • Feb 4, 2010
  • penn team on hike Last Full Day of Operating
  • Dr. Mehta describes the Penn team's last full day operating on patients in Haiti, reports eagerness to come home, and reflects on continuing to help Haiti in the future – and on the country's beauty.
  • Feb 4, 2010
  • Michael Ashburn Communication with the Medical Teams
  • Effective communication among medical team members is strained with the language barrier, Dr. Ashburn reports, but the Penn team has helped implement some improvements.
  • Feb 3, 2010
  • biopsy bob A Progression in Treatments Offered
  • The type of medical and surgical treatments the team can offer has progressed, Dr. Mehta observes, though the challenges in Haiti remain immense.
  • Feb 3, 2010
  • girl on crutches Surrounded by Life as Well as Suffering
  • Treatment and pain management for the injured continues, as life persists amid suffering for the crowd of patients and families now at Cange, Dr. Ashburn reports.

<< See archive for earlier updates


Penn Medicine News about Haiti

March 2010

System NewsOur Extraordinary Efforts to Help Haiti

This issue of System News features the efforts across Penn Medicine to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti – from the team who went on a medical mission to save lives, to those who helped out here at home.
Feb 12, 2010

HUPdateHUP Answers the Call to Help Haiti

This issue of HUPdate features the stories of the Penn Medicine team in Haiti, the many HUP employees who generously gave time and effort to support the team, and the treatment of Haitian patients in the hospital.

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