—Team Leader: Dr. Mark Hershey, M.D.
Team Type: General Surgery
Campaign Summary: There were 113 consultations and 48 surgical procedures performed.
Americares — Stamford, Connecticut
Highland Street Foundation — Newton, Massachusetts
Monica Aquila, Perioperative Nurse
Constance Bouvier, Operating Room Charge Nurse
Dr. Rajan Chahal, M.D., General Surgeon
Dr. Claire Cronin, M.D., General Surgeon
Dr. Dana Gvildys, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Emma Hershey, Interpreter
Judith Hershey, Nurse Practitioner/Operating Room First Assist
Dr. Mark Hershey, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Heather Horan, Operating Room Nurse
Steven Horan, Assistant
Kathleen Mercure, Surgical Technician First Assist
Keri O’Brien, Surgical Technologist
Christina Squeri, Perioperative Nurse
Michele Westcott, Perioperative Nurse
This is our team’s fourth trip to The Kausay Wasi Clinic and once again just as successful. The Newton Wellesley Hospital team continued to shine as our patients thrived at our “southern” location in Coya, Peru. We started the week slowly, but with continued advertising throughout the Sacred Valley, our surgical schedule was promptly booked to capacity. We continued to be amazed at the distances these patients travel to receive our medical care.
While we all recognize the focus of our time in Coya is the work we do at the Clinic, it’s safe to say our highlight was an evening at Guido and Sandy’s home – complete with him entertaining us on his accordion!