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Medical Mission Team Visits Dominican Republic

Feb 06, 2013

Medical Mission Team Visits Dominican Republic

Posted by Sister Carolyn Capuano on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 - 7:14 AM in

         

Mercy Medical Center employees are part of a medical mission team visiting the Dominican Republic this week. Here’s a note from one of the team members:

Everyone is in very good spirits being in this beautiful country and serving the needs of the wonderful people. Surgery, a clinic and the pharmacy were all set up over the weekend and work began early Monday morning. It was a busy day. Surgery did 16 plastic and gynecological procedures, and the clinic saw 166 patients.

Cases included the removal of an ovarian cyst the size of a soccer ball and trying to help a young man with a severe machete cut. Repair of a baby's cleft palette is underway as I send this. Patients with hypertension, scabies, parasites and infections, to just name a few, are being diagnosed and given medication in the clinic.

The team appreciates everyone's support, donations and prayers!

About Sister Carolyn Capuano

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Sister Carolyn Capuano, HM, is vice president of Mission and Ministry Services at Mercy Medical Center. She has an M.S. in Biological Sciences from Cleveland State University with a concentration in bioethics and an M.T.S. in Theology from West Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA (Boston College STM) with a concentration in spirituality.

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