ORHC planning Haiti assistance
Ottumwa Regional Health Center’s parent company, RegionalCare Hospital Partners along with Medical Mobile Disaster Relief in Nashville, Tenn., will be building a 40-bed hospital and outpatient clinic in the town of Thomazeau outside of Port-au-Prince in Haiti.
With this, several staff members will be joining a relief team that will be traveling to the region in early summer. Much of the old equipment that was in the former St. Joseph Hospital will be going to Haiti for this project.
“This is a huge personal undertaking for these employees volunteering to go to Haiti,” said Suzie Wood, ORHC executive director of development.
The staff is preparing to travel to Haiti by getting monthly updates on activities they will participate in including building the hospital, performing medical procedures, cooking and serving food, conducting Bible study and teaching in the school.
The hospital will cover all the shots and medical exams before participants depart, and paying for half of the time away from the hospital as well as one-half of the total $2,000 cost to go.
Those wishing to donate to the cause, may call Wood, 641-684-2351.