Amor Ballestero, RN, MHMCMD, treats a patient on her medical mission to the Philippines in June 2014.
Charles DeMesa, MD, TMC treats a patient on his medical mission to the Philippines in February 2014.
Andrea Crane, RN, administers medical care to a patient on her medical mission in Ghana, Africa in January 2014.
Saleha Ahmed, MD treated patients in a general medicine clinic on her medical mission to Guatemala, August 10-17, 2013.
Candice Coker, RN, MH-TMC, triages patients during her medical mission in Guatemala with Houston’s First Baptist Church, June 17-22, 2013.
Dr. Richard Alexander attends to a young El Salvadoran boy recovering from neck tumor surgery in a hospital in Santa Anna.
Willie Heitman, DDS, an MHHCS referral staff member, provided dental care on his medical mission to Honduras, June 12-20, 2010.
Mary Brimer, RN, MC, receives a prescription from a patient and gives them a mosquito net during her medical mission to Uganda, July-August 2011.
Deborah Lowery-Adams, perfusionist, MH-TMC, operates a heart lung machine in an operating room while treating patients on her medical mission to Iraq in November 2011.
Nancy Beasley, R.N., MHK, and Tamatha Staff, R.N., MHK, teach a group of labor nurses on their trip to India in February/March 2010.
Aisha Haynie, M.D., MHTW, treats a woman in March-April 2010 with wounds she sustained while trapped under a building as a result of the earthquake in Haiti.
Emma Archibong, M.D., Pediatric resident, is responsible for patient triage on her medical mission to Lilongwe, Malawi, May 1-28, 2010.
Leonie Tchoconte, RN, TMC, presents a box of medical supplies to Dr. Robert Romain, medical director of Centre de Sante de L’Arcahaie, on her medical mission to Haiti in 2011.
Carol Simpson, R.N., MHKH, assists Dr. Michael Schafer, surgeon, while actor Chris Meloni and others observe surgery being performed on a 4-year-old pediatric patient on a medical mission trip to Haiti with Surgical Volunteers International in February-March, 2009.
Photo is courtesy of Anthony Karen.
Luis A. Campos, M.D., of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital, provides medical help in Peru, Nov. 2005.
Greta Cool, R.N., MHSW cares for a pediatric patient during her medical mission trip to Haiti with Surgical Volunteers in September 2009. Photograph courtesy of Anthony Karen.
Cynthia Jacobus, respiratory therapist, MHK, and Kim Parris, Builders Without Borders, care for a pediatric patient in Haiti in January 2010.
Esi Rhett, M.D., anesthesia resident, MH-TMC, cares for patients in an outdoor clinic on her medical mission trip to Frankadua, Ghana, West Africa in February 2010.
Houston Baptist University nursing student, Jane Ellen Saizan, attends to patients in the mountains of Matagalpa, Nicaragua on a medical mission trip led by Memorial Hermann Healthcare System physician Peter Kwan, M.D. in March 2009.
Ali Shehata, M.D., renders aid to victims of a Pakistan earthquake.
Dr. Michael Whetstone, plastic surgeon; and Eduardo Modesto and Chris Equia, surgical technicians, treat a patient on a medical mission trip to Guerrero, Mexico led by Scott Yarish, M.D., MHMC, in January, 2009.
A Houston Baptist University student on the Mission Nicaragua Medical Team checks the blood pressure of a resident of a village in Nicaragua. Peter Kwan, M.D., Memorial Hermann Family Practice Center, participated on the medical mission team with Memorial Family Practice and Houston Baptist University in March 2005.
Dr. Bob Morrow, right, screens a local resident for possible surgery.
Long lines form as local citizens await treatment from the mission team.
Dr. Lin Jones, left, consults with Dr. Bob Morrow, as they examine a surgery candidate.
Local villagers await much-needed surgeries at Hospital De Zacamil in San Salvador.
A mission participant comforts a pediatric patient with her mother in San Salvador.