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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. María Rodriguez
Dr. Dennis Hartman
Dra. Stephanie Hocking
Konrad Karasek
Stephanie Delgado
Dra. Ankita Desai
Dra. Anna BuAbbud
Dra. Yen Trang
Dr. Sarat Ganga
Dra. Lucia Dieguéz
Dra. Louise Kenny
Dra. Noel Strong
Dra. Patricia Rekawek
Dr. Toussaint Mears-Clark
Dr. Jason Simmons
Benjamin Weisenthal
Dra. Cori Maund



Surgical Teams
Stillwater, Minnesota Team
Dr. Kevin Bjork
Dra. Dawn Stapleton
Dra. Nicole Nelson
Dr. Brad Qualey
Christopher Kaye
Kelly Hedblad
Jennifer Fletch
Kristen Beyer
Jeanny Melby
Katherine Detert
Marie Saterbak
Linda Honstad
Free to Smile
Dr. Byron Henry
Dr. Norm Auzins
Dr. Richard Kapitan
Dr. Chaz Stucken
Dr. Patricia Bortoluzzi
Dr. Matthew Hamilton
Dr. Kunal Patel
Kari Heinrich
Carrie Molloy
Margaret Younge
Lauren Smith
Cinthia Goetz
Dermatology
Dr. Rudolph Roth
Dr. Jules Lipoff
Dra. Eva Williams
Dr. Cory Simpson
Pediatric Dental
Dr. Glen Dean
Dr. Cameron Quayle
Dr. Jacob Martineau
Dr. Marcus Pope
Dr. John Wood
UPenn General Surgery
Dr. Alan Schuricht
Dr. David Wernsing
Dr. Elijah Riddle
Dr. Rupal Kalariya
Jami Smith
Sally Hur
Angela Didonato
Amy Lamoreau
Meredith Mooney
Rhys Dela Cruz
Lauren Toler
Kristen D'Andrea
Greanne Gramling
Kaitlyn Vaugh


Non-Medical Volunteers
Gloria Maker
Music is Love Exchange
Mano Amiga
Liliana Chmeilowski
Jenna Berger
Michael Broder

Nathaniel Bon
Thomas Greenwood 

 
Special Thanks to Our Most Recent Donors:
Oakland Rotary Endowment
Coeur D’Alene Sunrise Rotary
Sunnyvale Rotary
Durango High Noon Rotary
Emily Verriere
Tim Sullivan
Robert Carlson
Alba Williams
Freeman N. Jelks III Family Fund
Dorthea H. Ross Foundation
Martha Jo Morehouse
Michael Wagman
Edward and Carol Rubeo
Samir D. Gergis Charitable Trust
Lawrence E. Monk
Lee Cohen
Timothy R. Williams
Alba Marina Williams
Robert Carlsen
Mary Jo Morehouse
Caroline Gelman
Heather Pierce
Justin StormoGipson
Karin Salib
Peter Durkin
Suzanne McGonigal
Naa Garrido
Marty Yudice
Jami Smith
Angela McCauley
Rudolf Roth
Roberta Carney
Henry & Patricia Stewart
Jonathan Jackel
Wendy Brooke
Share the Dream
Delta Airlines
Edward P. Fink
Tom Christianson
John and Theresa Lyons
Stewart Broder
Doug Wilson
Tracy Plowman
Betty Londergan
Peter Snell
Kristen Otken


Monthly Health Partners
Celeste Gibbons
Jennifer Jaggi

Lynn Kim
Arturo & Joanne Matheu
Rob Meyer
Ed Reed
Kathryn Schrag
Archdioceses of Oklahoma City

 

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.


HA Needs your Help! 


HELP! HA needs replacement parts for patient monitors! Last month, HA’s only Emergency Room monitor suffered irreparable damage when a circuit blew. HA received a donation of several back-up Phillips patient monitors, but they are missing the necessary cables to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen. Unfortunately, we have thus far been unsuccessful in obtaining a donation of cables. Please help us reach our goal of raising $2000 to cover the cost of two sets of cables! 


Video: A Social Worker's Gift


Vicenta Chavajay is the "heart and soul" of the Hospitalito, bringing knowledge of and support for our services into even the most remote parts of Santiago Atitlán. "Chenta", as she is more affectionately known, was the first T'zutujil-speaking woman to graduate from her Social Work program. She has now been working at the Hospitalito for over six years. Please watch and share this video about her responsibilities and the important role that she plays within our community. 


 

   
 

Patient Story:
María Maribel


When her water broke, 19-year old María Maribel was referred to the Hospitalito by a clinic in her village, almost an hour away. She arrived at the Hospitalito in labor, and the HA OB/GYN decided that she would need a c-section, as she had one less than a year prior. María Maribel and her 18-year old husband could not afford the costs of the c-section, so they met with HA social worker Vicenta. Through the Hospitalito’s Social Work Department, María Maribel was able to safely deliver her baby for a minimal cost. Your donations help make this possible for young mothers such as María Maribel.

 



Happy Birthday, Hospitalito Atitlán!


On April 1st, the Hospitalito turned 10-years old! HA commemorated this milestone with a birthday party attended by HA founders, special friends, community leaders, and local healthcare workers. The fiesta included marimba, tamales, a raffle, and many touching testimonies from former patients and supporters. Thank you to all of the donors and friends who have helped HA serve the community for 10 years. 


Diabetes Program Extended for Three Years


Hospitalito Atitlán received great news from the World Diabetes Foundation in Denmark in November. WDF approved a grant that will extend the diabetes education and prevention program for three more years and expand it to 20 new clinics in the department of Sololá. The program will begin in April of 2015 and will also include education for middle and high school students and the creation of an educational pamphlet in two more Maya dialects, Kaqchikel and K’iché.

 


Changing Lives One Surgery At A Time

 

These smiling young women are happy to see their father ready to begin a new life. Gaspar had been returning repeatedly to HA for changes of a catheter, which caused him much discomfort and limitations in his life. Dr. Quayle and the surgical team in January changed Gaspar's life at no cost to him or his family. Your donations and the work of medical volunteers make this medical care possible.


 



HA Selected as Winning Charity
British Week 2015 



In March, Hospitalito Staff attended the British Ball in Guatemala City. Funds raised during British Week 2015 will support education and prenatal care for women with high-risk pregnancies. HA works with the local health department to monitor these women, providing prenatal vitamins and providing free or discounted care.


Bringing Mental Health Treatments 
to Santiago Atitlán



La Asociación ALAS Pro Salud Mental, a Guatemalan Mental Health organization, conducted a mental health training for General Practice Physicians at the Hospitalito earlier this year. ALAS's mission is to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and provide greater access to mental health treatments to those who cannot afford them. The conference included trainings in diagnosing and treating mild to moderate mental illness and thanks to a donation of psychotherapeutic medications from the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi, the medication is available locally at a reduced price.

 
Seattle Physicians Participate Fully
In HA Activities

 
 
Dr. Jason Simmons, an internal medicine resident, worked both at HA and in the outreach clinics, played in the afterwork soccer games, and entertained us with guitar and song. His wife, Dra. Kim Simmons is a family practice physician and earned 25 hours CME credit in HA's Spanish and Cultural Immersion course. Little Cameron charmed us all. The Seattle family enjoyed a home stay with a Tz'utujil family.


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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