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NY medical team arrives in Haiti on a borrowed wing

Excerpt:

A team of nine doctors, three nurses and two surgical technicians from the Hospital for Special Surgery arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday on a borrowed corporate jet. Dr. Soumitra Eachempati, an associate attending trauma center with New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, also traveled with the team.

The team immediately began treating patients. Meanwhile, team leader Dr. David Helfet returned to New York City to gather more medical supplies and equipment, as well as to put together a relief crew of medical volunteers.

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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.


Full article: Scott, Gale. (2010). NY medical team arrives in Haiti on a borrowed wing. Crain’s New York Business. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100118/FREE/100119886/ny-medical-team-arrives-in-haiti-on-a-borrowed-wing

 

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