Thursday, August 24, 2017

IPSAC-VN Sends New Groups of Medical Professionals to Vietnam

As CEO of Mariam Global Health, Mark Holterman, MD, concentrates on research in the field of regenerative medicine. The Illinois-based pediatric surgeon additionally serves as a medical team member at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital, and as a University of Illinois College of Medicine professor. Dr. Mark Holterman’s philanthropic memberships include a position on the board of the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam. Thanks to IPSAC-VN, some of the country’s most vulnerable children have a chance to have their medical needs met by generous physicians, nurses, and ancillary professionals who volunteer their time.

In recent news, IPSAC-VN sent seven teams of volunteers to Vietnam in March 2017. One team of these medical personnel went into the highlands, where they taught Vietnamese hospital staff in the intensive care unit and in the operating theater. Another group brought training and surgical materials to a Ho Chi Minh Hospital. This group focused on assisting with neonatal surgeries, oncology care, and urological surgery for pediatric patients. And the third group visited a larger, newly constructed pediatric hospital, where they made rounds alongside Vietnamese physicians and assisted in the more critical surgical cases. Thanks to this outreach, Vietnamese doctors have gained an array of new skills and techniques for treating their pediatric patients.

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