New York

Hospital for Special Surgery Team Helping in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Crains New York is reporting that a team of nine doctors, as well as additional staff from the Hospital for Special Surgery arrived in the Haitian capital over the weekend on a borrowed corporate jet.

“The volunteers, apparently the first group of New York physicians to arrive on a hospital-sponsored mission, mobilized quickly after the chief executive of Synthes, a medical device manufacturer, told Dr. Helfet the company would put its corporate jet and pilot at his disposal for the mercy mission.”

It’s good to see New York pitching in together with delegations from around the country and around the World.
Great to see Israel sent a fully-equipped field hospital. Good to see a trickle of aid starting to come from Arab countries.


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