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Jun 18 2021

Hospital Team Receives Training on the Laproscopic Equipment

Having received requests from the Honduran doctors to use the US donated laparoscopic equipment, the first step was to have the Hospital staff trained in the functioning, care, and maintenance of that specialized equipment. This training started on June 15, 2021. Making use of this equipment while the teams from the USA are not able…

May 15 2021

Hospital Staff has received their first vaccine shot!!!!

We are thrilled to report that our friends at the Hospital received their first COVID vaccination shot on May 11, 2021. It was a long wait but everyone is very happy the day finally arrived and are awaiting their 2nd shot on July 13th. The medical staff, security personnel, ambulance driver, translators, and even the…

Jan 20 2021

Staff in Focus (January 2021)

Noemi Santos is the Administrator of the Hospital. In her own words, here is her story of her work and ministry. I have been happy to belong to the staff of Hospital Socorro de lo Alto since the year 2000. Always before me in my work is the sole purpose of the Hospital which is…

Jan 11 2021

Team in “20/20” Focus- Ophthalmology Team

Dr. Ron Miller was first introduced to the idea of doing mission work by Chuck Rutter (CRNA) while fishing together in Canada. Chuck encouraged Dr. Miller to give it a try. In 2004, he did and 16 years later he is still providing eye care to the people in Honduras. The Miller team consists of…

Jan 8 2021

News from the Hospital- Christmas Party 2020

The Hospital Socorro de lo Alto has as a custom since 1999 to hold a Christmas dinner for all the staff and to deliver a basket with food for each staff person to take home. This is a joy to celebrate together and is a large help to each family. But this year, 2020, was…

Dec 11 2020

News from the Hospital (December 2020)

These are very stressful times for the Hospital. COVID-19 and the two recent hurricanes have caused the Hospital to adjust in mountainous ways to deal with the needs of the people served, all the while maintaining the safety of everyone involved. The following thoughts on the “State of the Hospital” are shared by Noemi Santos-…

Jul 17 2020

July 17, 2020- COVID-19 Update

“We have to take care of our people.” So much has happened since March, 2020, when the teams were cancelled, Honduras and the USA closed their borders and the Hospital was pushed into a new mode of operation. Instead of having busy spring and summer months with teams coming regularly, the staff was focused on…

May 12 2020

COVID-19 and the Hospital: Update

Covid-19 has had a large impact on the Hospital Socorro de lo Alto, as well as the community and country of Honduras. Honduras, like the USA, went on lockdown, effectively stopping all travel in and out of the country. Our executive director was at the Hospital in March and it took her 2+ weeks before…

May 12 2020

News from the Hospital

There are so many plans on the drawing board for the Hospital. A roofing team was to go in July, 2020 with all donated supplies, and put a much needed new, more energy efficient roof on the hospital. There are plans to renovate the clinic- additional exam rooms, an ophthalmology exam room, ENT exam room…

May 12 2020

Team in Focus

Beginning in 1980, the first surgical team made up of Dr. Kinsey, Mary Kinsey, RN and Charles Rutter, CRNA made its way to Honduras. Missionary Bobby Bowman, based in Sula where the present day hospital is located, assisted Dr. Kinsey and Ruth Bowman prepared meals for the team. The team used an 8-bed facility with…
June 2021
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