Returning to Hopital St. Francois de Sales

Dear Dr. Mondestin, Dr. Eustache, Msgrs. Chadic and Harris, Pere Roland,

Thank you for welcoming Dr. Andrew Loveitt and me back to Hopital Saint Francois de Sales, as we assisted Dr. Sylvio Augustin and your surgical team in performing laparoscopic surgery. Two patients from HUEH were able to receive the benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery on Tuesday, March 27 in your beautiful hospital. We applaud your vision, compassion and persistence in continuing the push toward laparoscopic surgery for the population.
Dr. Mondestin, it was a pleasure to meet you and review the laparoscopy donation from Project Haiti with you yesterday. I am forwarding the summary email after our first laparoscopy was performed at Hopital Saint Francois de Sales last year. Please review the Haiti Manifest so that you can see exactly the laparoscopic equipment that you now possess for your future. This will bring you up to date with the laparoscopy project. I will also forward the email chain after the donation last year for your own edification.
I am also taking notes on the existing inventory to identify future needs for disposable items and additional equipment.
In addition to providing basic laparoscopy equipment in the OR, Mike Evans from Project Haiti (the expert in telecommunications and videoconferencing) has also consulted here and reviewed the plans with IT and bio-technical. After you have completed your initial installation, we would like to connect the laparoscopic Operating Room with the classroom for teaching larger audiences, as we have been doing for many years at the Laparoscopic Training Center in Pignon.
Naturally, in order for your HSFS staff to become proficient in laparoscopic surgery, and for you to become a center of excellence, we encourage you to foster a growing relationship with our young talented general surgeon, Dr. Sylvio Jr. Augustin, that we have trained to perform safe laparoscopic surgery. It would be great to see collaborative relationships with other teaching institutions develop over the next few years.
Please do not hesitate to email me regarding any requests or consultation.
Warm regards,
Paul Severson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
President, Project Haiti, Inc.
Co-Director, Minnesota Insititute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center
Program Director, MIMIS Fellowship in Advanced GI MIS, Bariatric Surgery and Flexible Endoscopy
Clinical Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Surgery Week at the Hopital Bienfaisance de Pignon

Plastic surgeon, Dr. Fogarty has had a long relationship with Project Haiti and Hopital Bienfaisance de Pignon. He has returned after a several year hiatus. Here is a brief summary of his week:
Dr. Guy and All,Just to inform you that we (the hospital) received today a donation of US $ 10,000.- from Dr Fogarty / Interplast West Virginia for the surgery week at the Hopital Bienfaisance de Pignon.  Attached you will find a copy of the check.

They have seen patients in outpatient clinic on Saturday and during the week.  From Monday to Wednesday, the group performed 18 surgeries (plastic surgeries).

They have 8 cases scheduled for today.

Tomorrow afternoon (Friday 16, 2018) there will be teaching (lectures) for the medical staff. (see attached subjects list).

The group (Interplast West Virginia) willeave Pignon on Saturday (March 17, 2018) at 6:00AM .

They plan to come back to Pignon next year (March 08 – 16-, 2019).  They would like to see a lot of patients.  We will made appropriate arrangement in order to have more many patients for them next time as we know a year in advance.  Also we have been informed that some of the patients does not come because they do not have money to cover their travel fees (transportation, lodging, etc..) .

A million of thanks to the Interplast West Virginia team.
Lucy, the team coordinator, is copied in this email.

Noel Marie Adele

Administrator
Hopital Bienfaisance de Pignon