Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two firsts

Here's a shot of our first patient sonogram in action.  Amazing, isn't it?  The only sonogram machine in town-- maybe in the whole southern department.
And here is the first test run of the new digital x-ray machine. 

Elbow grease

This is Larry Gilbert, the former mayor of Lewiston, Maine (my home town).  He's attaching the chest x-ray cassette holder to the wall.  It is very exciting to finally unpack and set-up these two machines.  We are very appreciative of the great effort by Arnie to make this happen and for Denise Hinatsu's expertise in deciding which machine was best for us and now for the training.  We are truly blessed with fantastic friends.


 Denise Hinatsu and our Deacon Peter
Arnie Teppo, Denise and Doctor Cynthia
Denise Hinatsu flew in yesterday and arrived at 9:30 last evening.  She's from western Canada and came to help us set up our new digital x-ray machine and sonogram.  She'll be with us for three weeks to help train technicians.  Denise has over 40 years experience in this field and frequently works in isolated Arctic clinics/hospitals.  The weather is a bit different here.
Deacon Peter and Arnie were gracious enough to help test out the sonogram machine and it works perfectly.  This will definitely improve the level of healthcare we provide.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Top Rated Nonprofit

Thank you to all who helped to make Free the Kids a top rated Nonprofit. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.