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Haiti Update: Dean Says Help Is on the Ground at Nursing School

Published January 18, 2010 2:07 PM by Valerie Newitt
Dean Hilda Alcindor, RN, of Haiti's FSIL School of Nursing offered words of hopefulness this morning in a communication to Marcia Lane, director of Haiti Nursing Foundation. She tells of help that has finally started to arrive in Leogane. It follows, in part:

9:53 am

Hello all, FSIL is fulfilling its mission. Thank you to everyone.  We are continuing with the medical clinic on the grounds of FSIL.

1. Relief team (27 persons) from Japan are working from the school: 4 docs and 7 nurses. They will perform surgeries. They have brought with them radiology, sonography and labs. They are sleeping in one of the dormitories

2. Doctors Without Borders did a lot of work yesterday -- debridement, splinting

3. Students continue with dressing changes, assessments, etc...

4. MINUSTAH has fixed the generator.  Now we have power.  They promised to fix the water pump today

5. Michele Sare, RN, [whose earlier letter was printed in this blog] just left to Port-au-Prince.  She is supposed to leave Haiti today.

-- Hilda Alcindor



Hilda, Thank God for you and your nursing students and all that you are doing.  It's a miracle that your buildings survived.  I will continue to pray for all of you.  I hope to be in Haiti in early Feb.

Rene Clark, nursing - Village of Hope January 19, 2010 9:31 PM
St. Petersburg FL


Congratulations!  You are doing a wonderful job.  We were all so worried about you, the students, the nursing school.  I am glad that you are safe and now have help arriving.  Our prayers are with you

Jack and Nancy Benjamin

Jack Benjamin, Pediatrics - MD January 18, 2010 5:41 PM
Chapel Hill NC

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