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Hospitalito Atitlán needs your support. Donate Today!
Your support makes it happen!
Your contribution pays for
medications, supplies, and covers
 free and discounted care
for families without the ability to pay.


Consider becoming a
Monthly Health Partner.
You can make a constant impact with the same amount you spend on your daily coffee.

 
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Your help ensures that we can continue to offer quality health services to those in need.

And checks can be mailed to:
Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán 
PO Box 256
Jonesport, ME 04649 
Phone: (207) 598-5964


 

 
Volunteer Today!
Your time and expertise
is a special gift. 
Learn more

 
Volunteers Needed For Obstetrical Coverage! 
Visit our website for more information

 

Take a Look at Our
2014  Annual Report!

 

Medical Volunteers
Dra. Cori Maund
Dra. Lisa Rosenburg
Dra. Victoria Moore
Dra. Amanda Ritter


Surgical Teams
International Eye Institute
Dr. Justin StormoGipson
Mary Sibulsky, RN
Julie Crandall, RN
Barb Baker, RN
Dr. Pulin Shah
Sokhuen Chau, CST
Sharo Lindley
Dra. Anna Shi
Karen Sines
Amy Wilhelm
Kathy Teall
Dr. Rupert Chowins
Dr. Elizabeth Torres
Carrie Foshee
Mary Rosdahl, RN
Anna Teal
Nuria Martinez, CRNA
Chad Taylor, CRNA
Nils Rosdahl
Steve Sibulsky




Non-Medical Volunteers
Jenna Berger
Michael Broder
Emma Gorin
Emily Nuss
Bryce Loomis

 
Special Thanks to Our Most Recent Donors:
Bonnie Meyer
Caroline Gelman
Peaceworks
Calloway Physicians
Marin County Guatemala Mission
East Carolina University
Days for Girls
Paul Embleton
Samir D. Gergis Charitable Trust
Tracy Plowman
Deidre Hunter
Joy Heinbaugh
Reid Ashinoff
Gloria Maker
Randy & Patti Loomis


Monthly Health Partners
Bonnie Carver
Celeste Gibbons
Jennifer Jaggi

Lynn Kim
Arturo & Joanne Matheu
Karin Mellblom

Rob Meyer
Ed Reed
Kathryn Schrag
 

Maternal Infant Sponsors
Brooke & Jay Berger
Anna-Lisa Dietl
Alexandra Duisberg
Sarah FitzGerald
Michael Fogarty
Eric and Rebeca Gidseg
Mike Harvey
Katey Hoffman
Bengt Holm
Holly and David Miller
Katherine Morris
Sofia Novoa
Heather Pierce
Justin Rourke
Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church
Louis Seyler
Jacque Sharp
Florian Turck
Charles Vieth
Sharon Warren
Laura Wishik
Leslie J. Yerman
Steve and Debbie Zients




Learn more about how you can
help a mother in need here


      
 
We work closely with Rotary Clubs from around the world. If your local chapter may be interested in helping the hospital get much needed medical equipment, please contact us:
info@hospitalitoatitlan.org 
 

Spanish and Cultural Immersion CME
at Hospitalito Atitlán



Physicians can improve their Medical Spanish and learn more about Maya customs and culture at Hospitalito Atitlán’s five-day Spanish and Cultural Immersion CME course.
    Students will receive one-on-one Medical Spanish instruction. They will learn to perform a variety of medical tasks in Spanish, as well as learn how to better connect with patients from other cultures.



This CME is perfect for people who have mastered basic Spanish communication through study and/or travel and would like to immerse themselves in the language. It also engages students in the Maya experience, helping them to better connect with patients from foreign cultures. Learn more.


Only One More Set of Cables to Go! 


HELP! HA needs cables for patient monitors! In March HA’s only Emergency Room patient monitor stopped working and cannot be repaired. We received a donation of several Phillips monitors, but they were missing the cables to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen. Thanks to your donations in April, we obtained one set of cables for the monitors. Please help us reach our goal to buy a second set for the emergency room!
 


Providing Support for High Risk Pregnancies


A new initiative brings women from rural areas with high-risk pregnancies to the Hospitalito to familiarize them with services and answer questions about support available to them throughout their pregnancy. The women, along with a family member or trusted friend, receive a tour of the hospital, a talk on complications that can arise during a high risk pregnancy and assistance in creating an emergency plan for their birth. We hope these visits will help the families to make the right choices.

 



Lolita Takes Her First Steps




Lolita, 3, was able to take her first steps this month thanks to a generous donation of specialized orthotics. Lolita is sponsored through HA's Maternal Infant Sponsorship Program, and has benefited greatly from the support since her birth. At four months old, Lolita was diagnosed with spina bifida, a developmental disorder that disrupted the development of her spinal cord and left her unable to walk. With her new braces and continued therapy, Lolita will soon be able to walk on her own and build up her muscular strength,




 


Ambulance Transfers Increase Drastically

Ambulance driver Josué has been averaging about 15 patient transfers per month. That’s a lot of hours on the road to the National Hospital in Sololá or Guatemala City. The reasons for transfer vary often patients can be stabilized but then require an orthopedic specialist, blood transfusion, general surgery, or neonatal ICU care. Thanks to everyone who helped make the ambulance service available.

 


Hospitalito Says Adios to Long-Term Volunteers


This month, Hospitalito says adios to long-term volunteers Jenna and Mike, who are moving to Kansas City. Jenna, a Princeton in Latin America Fellow, has been working in the Office of Development for two years doing donor and volunteer communication and much more. Mike, a Fulbright Fellow, has been coordinating trainings and evaluations for the hospital's diabetes program for one year. We will miss them and wish them the best of luck in their upcoming adventures! 
 




Hospitalito Atitlán is now offering Continuing Medical Education credits for physicians who want to learn medical Spanish.
Each course is conducted over one week in beautiful Santiago Atitlán, and physicians can earn up to 25 CME credits. 
Courses are scheduled eight times through 2015.


Accreditation and Credit Information

The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of "25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM". Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To learn more and to sign up, visit us at: www.hospitalitoatitlan.org/CME/

 

 
 
 
 
 

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