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Dec 1 2021

School of Nursing Graduation 2021

2021 brought another milestone for the School of Nursing in Sula which is run by the Hospital’s Head of Nursing, Dona Ana Yaneth Garcia Hernandez. Dona Ana tells the story of the school: “The school of nursing was born in 2017 offering the course of nursing assistants. We currently have 4 promotions: in 2018 the…

Nov 22 2021

Pushing toward the goal of a new van

We have been chosen to receive a generous grant allocation from the Kingdom Investment Foundation of Tucson. This grant is allocated to go toward the purchase of a new multi-passenger van to transport team members, especially those who drive the challenging roads into the mountains for the Mountain Ministry teams. This van will replace the…

Nov 21 2021

Teams are returning in 2022!!!!

With the last team having been whisked out of Honduras in March of 2020, we have not had any teams return due to the pandemic. The question we kept getting from the team members was “When can we go back to the hospital?” The time has arrived!!! If all goes as planned and if it’s…

Jun 18 2021

Hospital Socorro de lo Alto’s new X- ray machine

With grateful hearts from those who are a part of the Hospital, the newest addition to the “team” was welcomed June 4, 2021. After many years of limping along with partially working X-ray equipment that was constantly under repair, a new AccuRay 525R was installed along with a new monitor. This machine is all digital…

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-…
January 2022
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